Aruna Bommareddi

Aruna Bommareddi
Phone: +91-01905-267121
EMail: aruna[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
Address: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
IIT Mandi, A1-302, Kamand-175005, India

Education

  • Ph.D. : Submitted the thesis titled “The Problematics of ‘Region’ in the Regional Novel” to University of Hyderabad, India, in 2003.
  • M.Phil: The title of the thesis is The Image of the Mother in Pearl S. Buck’s and Maxine Hong Kingston’s Writings, University of Hyderabad, India.
  • M.A (English): Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

Work Experience

Teaching Experience
  • Currently working as Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, since 1.5.2015.
  • Was a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla between 1.3.2013 and 28.2.2015.
  • Worked as Assistant Professor as part of the Humanities and Social Sciences group at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS – Pilani), Goa, India between December 2005 and February 2013.

Publications

Book Publications
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. Narrative Traditions of a Telugu epic, Palnātivīrula Katha. IIAS & Primus (InPress)
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. (Ed) Fingerprinting Creativity. Goa: BITS publications, 2009. Research
Journal Publications (published)
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. “Text and context in Amrita Pritam’s “Death of a City” Contemporary Discourse, A Peer Reviewed International Journal, Vol.2 Issue-I, January 2011, P.169-174.
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. “Strings and Cymbals: some trends in Kannada oral epics”, Journal of Karnataka Studies, KarnatakaUniversity, Vol.1-4, 2007, p:301-306.
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. “Decision Making at Home and Office”, in Women Balancing Home and Office.” Hyderabad: ICFAI publications, 2007 p:92-101.
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. “Women at work”.Prajasakti.Vol.I March 2001.
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. “GirishKarnad'sNagamandala: a perspective”. Marodaari.March1998, P.21.
  • Bommareddi Aruna. Translated Raavi Sastry’s Zari-bordered White Sari into English for CAESURAE Poetics Of Cultural Translation VOL2: 1, (ISSN 2454 -9495) Special Issue, January, 2017.
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. Translated Sarswathiammal’s “Marriages are Made in Heaven” into Telugu for Susie Tharu and K. Lalitha (eds) Women Writing in India Volume II 2015 P.137-144.
  • Bommareddi, Aruna. Translated Volga's Telugu story “Sneham” into English Indian Literature, August1999, and P.103-113.

Conferences and Symposia

  • Presented a paper on The Context and the performative text in Tolubommalata on 20.7.2017, in ICAS 10 chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Presented a paper on Writing Science: an instance of materials production at Bali Indonesia on 31 Jan and 1 Feb 2017.
  • Presented a paper On Death, at a conference of Humanities and Social Sciences in Jakarta on 28-29 March 2016 at Bondung Institute of Technology, Jakarta Indonesia.
  • Presented a paper at Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi in January 17-18, 2015 on Of the Narrative: culture and politics.
  • Presented a paper on “The colonial and post-colonial archive and the idea of Andhra” at The department of Translation Studies in English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad on 24-26 March 2014.
  • Presented a paper on “a note on marginality” at the national conference on Modern Indian Literatures in IIAS, Shimla on 11-14 August 2013.
  • Chaired a session voice of protest in Dalit Kavita at the national seminar organised by IIAS, Shimla in 23-24 July 2013.
  • Presented a paper on Narrative Traditions of the Telugu Oral Epic Palnati Veerulakatha at "Following Forkhead Paths: Discussions on the Narrative" the First Interactive Workshop on Narrative Studies on January 18, 2012 at Centre for Advanced Study, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • Presented a paper titled Speaking from the margins: translation of Kanakadasa’s Kannada text into English at the national conference on "Post Colonial Indian Languages" conducted on 13th and 14th March 2011 SVM Arts, Science and Commerce Degree College, Ilakal, Karnataka.
  • Presented a paper on “Negotiating Literary Spaces” at the national seminar held by the Department of English, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India on 8-9 March 2010.
  • Participated in a conference on Arts Education: contexts, concepts and practices in schools, held jointly by the India Foundation for the Arts and the Max Muller Bhavan, Bangalore, on 11th &12th of December 2009.
  • Presented a paper on “Adaptation of Materials for Specific Purposes: using science texts for teaching English” at the national seminar held by the English Language Teaching Cell, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India on 3-4 March 2009.
  • Presented a paper on “English Language Teaching and Curriculum: Some Issues”, at the English Language Teachers workshop held by the English Language Teaching Cell, University of Hyderabad, on 7th March 2008.
  • Presented a paper on “Translating Region: a case of Kannada and Telugu oral epics”, at the national seminar on Translation and Nation held by the Department of English, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry from 27-29th March 2008.
  • Presented a paper on “Constructions of Masculinity in Dr. Kesava Reddy’s Novels”, at the national conference on Gender and Community at Kannada University, Hampi in March, 2007.
  • Presented a paper on the “Problematics of Region in Indian Literatures”, at the international conference on South-South Dialogue at the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata from 17-19 January 2007.
  • Presented a paper on “Region and Gender in Dr. Kesava Reddy’s Novels” at the national conference on region and nation at the University of Hyderabad in February, 2005.
  • Presented a paper on “Journey as an Encounter in Pearl S. Buck’s Come My Beloved”, at M.S. University, Baroda, February 1998.
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