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Dr. Saurabhi Sarmah

Designation: Assistant Professor

Email: saurabhi@kazirangauniversity.in

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD in English (Gauhati University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (IGNOU)
  • MA in English (Gauhati University)
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Experience:

  • Academic – 3 Years
  • Non –Academic ( Industry) – 7 years

Worked in:

  • Bankbazaar.com as Manager – Online Marketing ( Digital Marketing -SEO & Content)
  • Hinduja Global Solutions, Bangalore as Assistant Manager, Content and Communication.
  • The Messangers.com, Bangalore as Blog writer.
  • Swadeshi Academy, located at ABC, Guwahati as Lecture in English in
  • B. Borooah College, located at Ulubari, Guwahati as Faculty in the Department of English.
  • Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL, www.idolgu.org ), Gauhati University, Guwahati, as Academic Counsellor in English in the Department of English.

Areas of Interest:

  • Research ( Literature and Social Science)
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Academic Teaching/ Writing 
  • Gender Studies
  • Indian English Literature & British Literature,   
  • Literary  Theory
  • Film Studies
  • Blogging
  • Digital Marketing

Career Highlights & Awards:

  • PhD in English for the research project - “Performing Violence: Representation of Women and Violence in the plays of Vijay Tendulkar, Mahesh Dattani, Manjula Padmanabhan, and Dina Mehta”.
  • Received JRF of ICHR, New Delhi for PhD project.
  • Received Performance Award by BankBazaar.com for Team Management and Delivery.
  • Certification on Leading Teams from the University of Michigan offered by Coursera.
  • Certification on Marketing in a Digital World from the University of Illinois offered by Coursera.
  • Interviewed:
    •  Sahitya Akademi Award Winner playwright Mahesh Dattani for The Assam Tribune.
    • National Award-Winning Film Maker Bidyut Kotoky for The Assam Tribune.
    • Internationally renowned playwright Abhishek Majumdar for The Assam Tribune.
    • Padma Shri and Asom Ratna Award winner, The Moon Man of India, Prof J N Goswami for Uruli.
    • The Dubai based philanthropist and producer Jani Viswanath for The Assam Tribune and G Plus.
  • Participated in a 21 days’ workshop on ‘Historical Research Methodology’ (from 20th Nov., to 11th Dec., 2009) organized by ICHR, North East Regional Centre.

Publications:

  • Research paper on “Women, Violence and Theatre” in the journalDibrugarh University Journal of English studies” (ISSN-0975-5659, Vol.19, 2010) a yearly journal published by the department of English, Dibrugarh University.
  • Research paper on “Women and Violence in Contemporary Indian Writing: Vijay Tendulkar’s Kamala and Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out” in the journal ‘Social Change and Development’ (ISSN- 0975-4016, Vol.vii, 2010) – a journal published by OKD Institute of Social Change and Development.
  • Book chapter on  “Uncovering the Painful – A Reading of Mahesh Dattani’s Thirty Days in September in The plays of Mahesh Dattani: An Anthology of Recent Criticism, edited by Dr Tutun Mukherjee and published by Pencraft International, New Delhi.
  • Contemporary Indian Writing in English Published by IDOL, (October, 2008) Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, Assam.
  • Indian English Writing published by K.K. Handique State Open University, (August 2015), Guwahati, Assam.
  • Published Shree and Uruli – two bilingual magazine published by the Assamese Community in Bangalore.
  • Fictionalizing Reality – A review of Abhishek Majumdar’s The Djinns of Eidgah published in Metro plus, The Hindu, 19th August 2013.
  • Assam: Where the priorities lie – an editorial article published in The Assam Tribune, 4th October, 2017.

Online Publications:

  • https://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/6-ways-elude-health-insurance-052727230.html
  • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-could-psychology-behind-anonymous-viewings-linkedin-sarmah
  • http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/fictionalizing-reality/article5035936.ece
  • http://www.sscsbangalore.in/docs/xasipaat/xasipaat_2nd_aug_2017.pdf
Seminar Presentations & Participation:
  • “Drama, Performance and Activism – A Reading of Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out” presented in the 34th Indian Social Science Conference (India Post -91) held in Guwahati, 2010, Assam.
  • “Women, Violence and the Contemporary Social Scenario - A Reading of Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia’s Gadhuli”  presented in the seminar on Modern Indian Drama organized by the dept of English, Guwahati University, 2011, Assam.
  • “Contextualizing Activism in Contemporary Indian Theatre” presented in the National Seminar on Modernity and Indian Theatre organized by the Department of English, Guwahati University in 2013.
  • Participated in the South Asia International Literary Festival (From 3rd to 5th, 2010).
  • Participated in the National Media Seminar “Footprints 2006” on 5th November organized by Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on “Relevance of Traditional Knowledge System for the Sustainable Development with Particular Reference to NE India” on 28th, 2008.