National Conference on Languages and Literatures o

Start Date

6th July 2018

End Date

7th July 2018


11 : 00 AM

Audience Type



Vidyavihar - Mumbai


Somaiya Vidyavihar

Event Details

National Conference on Languages and Literatures of India

organized by Somaiya Vidyavihar

India is a unique country with a plethora of languages and multi-lingual literatures. Besides classical texts, folk and tribal traditions too have enriched culture and literature in India. Hence, the study of Indian languages and the literatures written in these languages gains prominence. With the explosion of  technology and mass media, the scope of research in Indian languages and literatures has considerably widened.  The conference addresses the various dimensions of Languages and Literatures in India, in teaching, research, translation and creative writing.  It aims to construct a bridge between the classical and the contemporary worlds of Indian literatures and languages. The rich diversity of genre, style and themes in Indian languages, and the role of the languages themselves in creating distinct identities for these literatures, is the main focus of the conference. Distinguished scholars across the country have agreed to deliver keynote address and plenary lectures in the conference. The lectures cover the various aspects of the literatures of India and dwell on the role of translation in connecting their multilingual landscapes. While insights from these distinguished speakers in the field are sure to enrich the intellectual exchange, in the conference, there will also be a session for young scholars to present their studies in this arguably vast and varied terrain. The conference will open fertile new grounds for research and initiate fruitful discussions and dialogues that enhance scholarship on the languages and literatures of India.

The conference is jointly organized by:

· K. J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham

· K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research

· K. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce

· K. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce

· S. K. Somaiya College of Arts, Science and Commerce


Date: 6 - 7 July 2018

Venue:  Kalidas  Sabhagruha, 1st floor, K. J. Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce, Vidyavihar, Mumbai – 400 077

Speakers and their topics at the National Conference on ‘Languages and Literatures of India’

Schedule:  Click Here

Submission of papers in icjlts journal: Click Here

50 abstracts received ?

Key-note Address
Prof. Ganesh Devy
Former Head and Professor, Dept. of  English, M. S. University, Founder of  Bhasha Research Centre

Topic: The Process of Translation
Dr. Uma Kulkarni
A veteran Translator from Kannada to Marathi 

Topic: Epics in India
Prof. Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Vice Chancellor, Auro University, Surat, (also Faculty, School of Translation Studies, IGNOU, Head of  Department of English, Saurashtra University)

Topic: Myth, Literature and Hermeneutics
Prof. Joseph Dorairaj
Professor of English & Dean, Gandhigram University 

Topic: Modern Hindi Literature
Prof. Harish Trivedi

Professor, University of Delhi, Vice-president of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. 

Topic: Language of Drama
Smt. Shanta Gokhale
Indian Writer, Translator and Theatre Critic. 

Topic: The process of Translation
Dr. Uma Kulkarni

A veteran Translator from Kannada to Marathi

Topic: Translation Theory
Prof. Tirupati Kumar
Professor and Head of Department of English Literature, EFLU, Hyderabad

Call for papers:

Academics, researchers, creative writers and linguists are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers on the following sub-themes:

· Translation: Multilingual, Comparative & Global Approaches

· Emerging Forms & Genres of Literature in India

· Mythology & Literature

· Regional Literature

· Any other topic related to the main theme

Guidelines  for  Paper  Submission : 

MS word document, Font - Times New Roman,
Font  Size-12, Space : 1.5, Margins: 1” all sides
Date of submission for Abstract: 20 June 2018
Date of Acceptance of Abstract: 25 June 2018
Date of submission for full paper: 30 June 2018
Registration of at least one author is mandatory to present the paper if jointly submitted

The abstract and the paper may be submitted to:

Registration fees: (includes Tea, Breakfast, Lunch  and Conference Kit)

Teachers and Researchers  of University/Colleges: Rs  1,500/-

Accommodation (if needed): Rs. 1500/- per night

For Students: Rs 700/-

Participants can send the duly filled forms along with Demand Draft by courier or Speed Post to Principal, K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Vidyavihar, Mumbai -400077. Registration Fees can also be sent by NEFT/RTGS
Beneficiary Name: K. J. Somaiya College of Arts &
Commerce, Andhra Bank, Ghatkopar (East),
Account No.: 058810011003897
IFSC Code: ANDB0000588

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