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Madhurima Goswami

Academic Qualification:

Ph D in Cultural Studies (Tezpur University) 2012

MPhil in Sanskrit (University of Delhi) 2002

MA in Sanskrit (University of Delhi) 1990

Areas of Interest

  •  Indian Poetics
  •  Performance Studies
  •  Women Studies

Talks and Lectures

  •  Sangeet Natak Akademi lecture on "Hegemonic Masculinity and the Performing Arts of Sattras"at Guwahati. 2nd-3rd November, 2013

Masters Dissertation 2014

  •  Alpana Basumatary, "Socio-Economic Status of the Women Vendors with Special Reference to Beltola Market, Guwahati".
  •  Devashree Sarmah, "Socio-Economic Status of Elderly: A Study based on the rural population in Assam (with special reference to the Missamari area of Sonitpur District)".
  •  Sumi Sharma, "The emergence of Asom Mahila Samata Society".
  •  Pinky Devi, "Gender Transition in Indian Performing Arts: With Special reference toKathak"


UGC sponsored programme on 'Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education'. Grant received Rs 50000/- (2012).


Goswami, Madhurima, "Kherai of the Bodos: Imagination of their world." International Journal of Physical and Social sciences, (a peer reviewed journal) ISSN no.2249-5984, Jan 2013.

Goswami, Madhurima, "Intangible Dimension of the Kherai Ritual Site". Indian Journal of Applied Reasearch (a peer reviewed journal) ISSN:2319-1899,vol.,No.3, Nov 2012.

Goswami, Madhurima, "The Bodos:Culture and Society". Journal of Social Sciences, (a peer reviewed journal) ISSN :no.2319-5614, Oct 2012.

Goswami, Madhurima, "Constructions of Sacred Space: the Spatial Dimensions of Kherai Altar", (a peer reviewed journal) Journal of Research , Extension and Development, ISSN. 2249-555X, vol.2 Issue:3, Nov 2012.

Goswami, Madhurima, "Impressions of Permanence: a Study of the Ritual of the Bodos" in Tribes of North- East India :Issues and Challenges, ISBN, 978-81-90-7205-2-6. 2010.

Seminars and Conferences

Presented a paper on "Intangible Dimension of the Kherai Ritual Altar", in the folklore Seminar on Folklore and Intangible Natural Heritage at Bhubaneswar. 12th- 14th January, 2013

Presented a paper on "Ethnicity and Gender: Initiative for the people" in the National Seminar on the issues of Ethnic Identity and Ethnic Conflict in North-East India, sponsored by ICSSR, Tezpur University. 29th-30thJanuary, 2013

Presented a paper on "World-view of the Bodos" in the International Conference Globalization to Glocalizaion, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar. 4th- 6th October 2013

Presented a paper on "Women of the North-East India: Status and Challenges" in the International Conference 'Women's World Conference' in Hyderabad University. 17th-22nd August, 2014

Workshops and Training

2-Day Research Methodology Workshop in Women Studies Perspectives, Tezpur University. 2012

UGC sponsored programme on Managerial Skills Enhancement Modules was organised for five days to discuss women in Governance and Management. Gauhati University. 2011

UGC National Workshop for Directors of Women. Mentoring and clustering of Women Studies Centre's of India was done region wise. Hyderabad. 2012

A training programme sponsored by UGC was organised to Motivate Women into Corridors of Higher Education. 2012

Courses Taken

MA Courses
CT409 Introduction to Cultural Studies/CT416 Performance and Culture

Priority Areas of Research in Future

  • Gender and Performance
  • Performance and Culture