My C V (in brief)

My C V (in brief)

Prof. Dr. Suman Shah

Date of Birth: November 1, 1939 Nationality: Indian

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Education: M.A. Ph.D. —taught Gujarati Literature at Graduate and Post Graduate levels for 13 years in various colleges; and for 27 years in the Department of Gujarati, School of Languages, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.  —accomplished major research project on: “The Problem of Literary Meaning”: sponsored by UGC, New Delhi: 1992 to 1994.  —headed the department at least for a decade and retired as Professor as well as a Professor Emeritus in 2004.

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

“An Indian Writer in Residenc: 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: 73 Titles: (See the attached list) —Editor: “Khevna “(A journal for creative writing and literary criticism) 22 year : 100 Issues, from 1987 to 2009.

Literary Activities:

 Founder member of “Suresh Joshi Sahityavichar Forum”. (since 1989). (Forum is dedicated to seminars and workshops for short story writing.); of “Sannidhan” (since 1991) (Organization is dedicated to teaching programs –in connection of university curriculum.); 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 areas 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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