Institute for Social Development & Research

1st Subject-wise Seminar on

'Emerging Trends in Indian and in English Drama'

(Arts and Humanities)


15 June to 17 June 2019


Organised by

Institute for Social Development & Research

Gari Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217 (Jharkhand)

Mob. 8987663300, 9006688743

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About the Seminar


Drama is the form of composition designed for performance in the theater in which actors take the roles of the characters, perform the indicated action and utter the written dialogue. Bharata’s treatise on Indian dramaturgy has been conferred the prestige of the Fifth Veda which is accessible to all the classes and castes of society. Even today, the basis of our theatrical performances is built upon ‘rasabhinaya’ delineated by the mythic sage Bharata. Drama in Indian vernacular like Hindi, regional languages and in Tribal languages has established itself a success. Indian English drama dates from 1831 when Krishna Mohan Banerjee wrote The Persecuted. Michael Madhusudan translated three of his own Bengali plays into English. Modern English Drama considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images which interrogate conventional relationships between power, sexuality and morality. It shows how experimental Drama has purposefully sought to be an art form through which private feelings can be expressed so as to have public consequences. Serious English Drama of modern day still finds inspiration from Aristotle's Poetics. With emergence and upcoming trends in the fields of Drama, they pose a challenging variety to the literary scholars who would like to explore the various vistas offered by the wide spectrum of these topics. The Seminar would like to welcome all such explorations with all sorts of innovative approaches that the participants would like to introduce in their discourse.


About Ranchi Town


Ranchi is the capital of the state of Jharkhand, which is situated in the Chotanagpur Plateau of the Eastern Region of the country. The 28th state of the country, ‘Jharkhand’ was established on 15th Nov. 2000, and is known for its Greenery, Tribal Population and its rich mineral resources. The climate of Ranchi is cool and pleasant throughout the year. The average temperature of Ranchi is 16.20 Celsius and is situated at the height of 661 meters above sea level.


Venue of Seminar


Institute for Social Development and Research (ISDR), At- Gari Hotwar, P.o.- Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217, Jharkhand.

Location- Near Sheikh Bhikhari Administrative Complex.

Sub Themes


1. Indian Drama and Natyashastra

2. Indian Drama in Regional Languages

3. Indian Drama in Tribal Languages

4. Indian Drama in English

5. Resistance Drama in English Literature

6. Theme of Experiment in English Drama

7. Drama and the Reflection of Life

8. Modern Indian/English Drama and its Dimensions

9. Any issue related to central theme

Call for Papers


Papers are invited from teachers of Universities and Colleges, Scientists and Research Scholars for this Seminar. Papers may be presented in English or Hindi. Abstract of paper should not be more than 250 words. Full article should not exceed 3,000 words including figures and tables. Both abstract and full paper should be typed in English (MS Word, Arial font, font size 12) or in Hindi (MS Word, Kruti Dev 010 font, font size 14) on A4 size paper. Abstract and full paper may be mailed or sent in soft copy on Email : or

Paper Presentation


Selected papers will be given the opportunity for oral presentation. Teachers from different colleges and universities and research scholars are invited for oral presentation (10 minutes time) in English or Hindi only.


Last date for submission of abstract is 15 May 2019

Last date for Deposit of Reg. Fee is 29 May 2019

Last date for submission of full paper (Printable) is 30 June 2019

Note : Power point presentation date - 16 June 2019


Participants will have to arrange their own travelling and accommodation. For help regarding accommodation please contact through Mob. and Email.


Dr. Radhashyam Dey

Assistant Professor, Dept. of English

Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya, Jagannathpur, Ranchi, Jharkhand


Advisory Committee

  1. Dr. Narendra Jha
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Hindi, Y.S. Mahavidyalaya, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  2. Dr. Chittaranjan Bhoi
    Principal, K.M.B.B. College, Cuttack, Odisha
  3. Dr. D. Jha Sudhir
    Sr. Assitt. Prof., Dept. of Sanskrit, Y.S. Mahavidyalaya, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  4. Dr. Abanikanta Das
    Sr. Assitt. Professor, Dept. of English, Karanjia Autonomous College, Mayurbhanj, Odisha
  5. Ms. Meenakshi Dey
    Asst.Prof., Dept. of English, HIT, Haldia, West Bengal
  6. Ms. Jyoti Doley
    Asst.Prof., Dept. of English, HIT, Haldia, West Bengal
  7. Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh
    Sr. Asst.Prof. in Philosophy, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  8. Dr. Jamal Ahmad
    Head, Dept. of Urdu, St. Columba's College, Hazaribag, Jharkhand

Consulting Committee

  1. Dr. Madhu Bala Sinha
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sanskrit, Govt. Sanskrit College, Kajipur, Patna, Bihar
  2. Dr. Sonu Annapurna
    Asso. Prof., Dept. of Hindi, Gaya College, Gaya, Bihar

Organizing Committee

  1. Dr. Medhawati Arya
    Former Principal, R.L.S.Y. College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  2. Dr. Usha Toppo
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sanskrit, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  3. Dr. Jitu Lal Kumar
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of English, Marwari College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  4. Dr. Nitu Minj
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of English, S.G. Memorial College, Ranchi, Jharkhand



Organizing Secretary

Dr. Uday Narayan Singh

Institute for Social Development & Research

Gari Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217 (Jharkhand)

Mob. 8987663300, 9006688743

E mail: or

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