Friday, July 20, 2007

History of Mala Dasari

Dear Mala Dasari Friends,

I being a Mala Dasari would like to write a history of our own people. Those who want to share about the Mala Dasaris' culture, role of priesthood in the villages, religion that they practice at present, qualifications and jobs, holding key positions in society, ancestry, rituals and more and more. Whatever you know about Mala Dasaris please add to this blog. Let's write our own history.

I look forward for your full cooperation and support.

Thank you.

Dr.D.Murali Manohar
Sr. Lecturer
Department of English
University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad-500 046.

P.S:Currently I am doing a Major Research Project on "Interrogating Dalits and their Religions".

Thursday, July 19, 2007

History of Mala Dasari

Dear Mala Dasari Friends,

I would like to do a project on the History of Mala Dasari. I have started my research on this. I would like all the Mala Dasaris to contribute whatever they know about Mala Dasaris' achievements, profiles, I.A.S Officers, Gazetted Officers, Police Personnel, Educationists, Professors, Readers, Lecturers, M.L.As, M.Ps and Ministers, Lawyers, Realtors, Engineers, Doctors, Software Engineers, Occupying responsible positions as Chairperson/Directors. Please narrate whatever you know about the culture, profession, child reminiscences. 

I have applied for a Major Research Project for Rs. 9,00,000. I hope I will get it. Please watch out for the exciting news. 

Do contact me and let us write history.

Dr.D.Murali Manhoar
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Hyderabad

Monday, July 16, 2007

A three day National Seminar at University of Hyderabad

Dear Friends!

Please go through the seminar details and respond either by email or on my mobile number (0)9908569272.

Seminar Proposal under Unassigned Grants

A Three-Day National Seminar on
Personal Narratives of Dalits and their Religion(s)
(18th October 2007 to 20th October 2007)

Religion is one of the problems for Dalits in India. It is the question of its being implicit and explicit, inclusive and exclusive, an insider and outsider for Dalit life. Dalits have been in dilemma as to which religion they have to follow in the Post- Colonial period. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar has made a statement that he will not die as a Hindu. It had an impact on several Dalit Hindus. Moreover, his conversion to Buddhism has influenced thousands of Dalits to follow. However, there may be a few Dalits who are in Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism, Islam and some others have considered Ambedkarism as one of the religions. The Dalits who are in the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikkhism have constitutional benefits and others who are in Christianity and Islam are denied the same. This could be one of the debates that the seminar is looking forward to address.

This seminar is more concerned about the narratives of the well established people in different fields such as Students, Teaching Faculty, Creative Writers, Administrative officers, Social Activists, Politicians and if possible Ministers and others to share their experiences to the audience who could be graduate, post-graduate students and research scholars of course and faculty of different subjects.

Topics of the seminar

Personal narratives

Examining Dalit Autobiographies

Dalits and their Religions

Constitutional benefits gained or lost due to religion

Call for Papers

The papers are invited from academics, scholars, administrative officers, Politicians, Ministers and others to share their views and strengthen the efforts of the seminar. It is a promise to all the paper readers that the papers presented will be brought out in the form of a book. Hence, paper readers are requested to send full-length papers and not a rough or a working paper. It is difficult to manage to put them together after the seminar.

Submission of Abstracts

The contributors are requested to submit their detailed outlines and abstract of the paper in about 500 words to Dr. D. Murali Manohar, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 on of before August 31, 2007. The selected participants will be intimated by email.

Deadline for submitting the full paper

The participants are requested to send their full paper in Times New Roman, 12 point size in MS Word to the Coordinator either by post to the following address Dr. D. Murali Manohar, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 or by email on or or before September 30, 2007.

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