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My Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Suman Shah

G / 730, 8th Floor Shabari Tower Vastrapur Ahmedabad 380 015 India

E-mail : suman.g.shah@gmail.com  Web : http://www.sumanshah.com

Date of Birth : November 1, 1939

Nationality : Indian

Education :

     1978 : Ph.D. ( Sub : “Suresh Joshi, His Literature and its Impact upon Modern Gujarati Literature” )

     1964 : Master of Arts ( Sub : Gujarati and Sanskrit Literatures )

     1962 : Bachelor of Arts ( Sub : Gujarati and Sanskrit Literatures )

Professional experience: 42 Years (1962-2004 ) :

     1962-64 : Secondary School Teacher for Gujarati language and literature

     1964-1977 : Taught Gujarati Literature at Graduate and Post Graduate levels for 13 years in various colleges; and for 27 years in University Department.

     1977-2004 :  (Joined) Department of Gujarati Language and Literature, School of                                 Languages, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.

      01 / 09 / 1977—04 / 02 / 1982 : University Lecturer

      05 / 02 / 1982—06 / 02 / 2000 : University Reader

      07 / 02 / 2000—14 / 06 / 2002 : University Professor

      15 / 06 / 2002—14 / 06 / 2004 : Professor Emeritus (appointed by UGC, New Delhi)

Various Academic Positions :

       College  Principal : T. C. kapadia Arts College, Bodeli, Distt. Vadodara. ( 15/06/ 1972—31/08/1977 )

       Head of  the Department : School of Languages, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

( 15 / 06 / 1992—14 / 06 / 2002 )

       Chairman : Board of Studies in Gujarati, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

       Supervised  more than 25 dissertations for M. Phil. Degree and 5 for Ph.D. Degree. Professional  Achievements :

      1 : Visiting fellow at Yale University, USA  : March 1992 to June 1992

2 : A major research project on : “The Problem of Literary Meaning” : sponsored by UGC, New Delhi : 1992 to 1994

3 : “An Indian Writer in Residence” : Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania, USA : March 1 to April 30, 2003

Policy Adviser / member on various Academic / Literary Committees at the State and Central  levels:

      1 : Boards of Studies in Gujarati –various Universities of Gujarat.

      2 : Academic Council, Gujarat University.

      3 : NET –UGC New Delhi.

      4 : Guidance lectures for IAS students –SPIPA, Ahmedabad.

      5 : Advisory Board : Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.

      6 : Doordarshan (Television), Ahmedabad.

      7 : Gujarat State School Textbook Board, Gandhinagar.

      8 : Ambedkar University (University for Distant-learning Program ), Ahmedabad.

      9 : K.K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi.

Publications : 70 Titles :

–Doctoral Thesis : “Suresh Joshi thi Suresh Joshi”;

–2 Novels; 4 collections of Short Stories; –4 collections of Creative Essays;

–Travelogue : “Salaam America urphe Maaree Vidya-yaatraa”.

–6 Translations into Gujarati :

from English : Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”; Dostoevsky’s “The Meek One”; Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”; Harold Pinter’s “A Slight Ache”;

–M.K.Naik’s “History of Indian English Literature” :

  from Hindi : Mirgy Anna Ray’s “Nisarg”.

–Several miscellaneous translation works : Short Stories, Poems , etc. ( Not Anthologized ).

–22 Titles on Literary Criticism : Theory and Practice, in connection of Gujarati Literature, including New Criticism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Modernism, Post-Modernism, Meaning in Literature, Methodology for Literary Research, etc.

–Editor : “Khevna “ ( A journal for creative writing and literary criticism ) 22 years : 100 Issues, from 1987 to 2009.

Edited and anthologized 23 works for Literary Theory, Modern Gujarati short stories and poems.

Literary Activities :

1 : Founder member of “Suresh Joshi Sahityavichar Forum”. ( since 1989 ). ( Forum is dedicated  to seminars and workshops for short story writing. )

2 : Founder member of “Sannidhan”. ( since 1991). ( Organization is dedicated  to teaching programs –in connection of university curriculum. )

3 : Founder Member of  “Punarapi”. ( since 2011 ). ( Organization is dedicated to training programs for college and university teachers : skills : VyaaKhyaan-kalaa, Lekhan-kalaa, Chrchaa-vishesh and Vaachan-vishesh. )

Travelled  to abroad :

UK, USA, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Kenya and Thailand.

Current  area s of  interest :

Meaning in Literature; Post-Modernism and contemporary Gujarati Literature; Post-Colonialism in relation to Regional Literature; Diaspora Gujarati Literature; Short Story –as an inescapable literary genre of our time; Analytics : teaching problems of literature in universities.

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