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Parasmoni Dutta

Academic Qualification:

Ph. D. in Cultural Studies (Tezpur University) 2008

MA in Cultural Studies (Tezpur University) 1997

Areas of Interest

  •  Heritage Studies
  •  Popular Culture

PhD Supervision

  •  Jayanta Vishnu Das, "Local Press in the Making: A Study on the Emergent Media of Assam". (awarded)
  •  Prafulla Nath, "Socio-Historical Study of Ethnic Nationalism in Assam with Special Reference to the Karbi Ethno-Cultural Expressions". (awarded)
  •  Minakshi Dutta, "The Assamese Films of Bhabendra Nath Saikia: A Study of the Thematic and Stylistic Elements". (awarded)
  •  Tatongkala, "Hornbill Festival in Context: A Study on the Cultural Politics of Re-enacting Naga Identity". (pursuing)

Masters Dissertation 2014

  •  Parismita Hazarika, "The Fandom of Saurabh Kumar Chaliha: Construction and Consumption of the Images of a Pseudonymous Author"
  •  Indranil Kakati, "The Making of Highway Township: Cultural Construction of Bokakhat and Jakhalabandha".
  •  Preetirupa Borah, "Ali Aye Ligang : A Study of the Traditional Festival in the Contemporary Cultural Politics and Consumption".

Projects

Co-investigator of ICPR sponsored project "Philosophy in Performance: A Study of Bhakti Expressive Forms in Assam". Duration: 2011 – 2014. Sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. Amount: Rs. 5 lakh

Publications

Dutta, Parasmoni and Debarshi Prasad Nath (eds.). Perspectives in Cultural Studies. Guwahati: Purbanchal Prakash in association with the Department of Cultural Studies, UGC-SAP-DRS (I). .U. ISBN: 978-81-7213-283-5. March, 2016

Dutta, Parasmoni. "Sattriya under the Classical Gaze" in Vaisnavite Music of Assam: Its Institutionalization and Performative Context. Mahanta, Pradip Jyoti (ed.). Guwahati: Purbanchal Prakash in association with the Department of Cultural Studies, UGC-SAP-DRS (I). T.U. ISBN: 978-81-7213-281-1. March, 2016.

Dutta, Parasmoni, "Bezbaroa as Folklorist", in Lakshminath Bezbaroa – The Architect of Modern Assamese Literature: Issues of Nationalism and Beyond, Edited by M. M. Sarma & D. P. Nath, pp: 235 – 241, (2014), Centre for Assamese Studies, Tezpur University, ISBN: 978-81-922831-9-7.

Dutta, Parasmoni,"Heritage Studies", in Cultural Studies: Perspectives from North-East India, Edited by P. J. Mahanta & D. P. Nath, pp: 77-84, (2013), Purvanchal Prakash & Dept. of Cultural Studies, T.U. ISBN: 978-81-7213-188-3.

Dutta, Parasmoni, "The Other Ecologies: Why there is no Ecomuseum in India", in Ecomuseums 2012: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communities. pp: 125-129, (2012) Green Lines Institute, Seixal, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-98013-0-1.

Dutta, Parasmoni, "The Assamese Films of Bhabendra Nath Saikia Another Parallel Stream of Indian Cinema." Journal of Creative Communications, 6, 1 & 2 (2011), pp: 215-224. Sage Publications, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC. ISSN: 0973-2586. eISSN: 0973-2594. [Jointly with Minakshi Dutta]

Dutta, Parasmoni, "Ethnicity and Elite Politics: Some Reflections on Oral Narratives of Assam". Janakristi: Annual Research Journal of Folklore Society of Assam, Vol. 2, No. 5-6, pp: 125-134. (2011-12). Folklore Society of Assam, Guwahati. ISSN: 0974-6188. [Jointly with P. K. Nath]

Dutta, Parasmoni, "Baresahariya Bhaona: Community Drama Festival of Assam: A Living Tradition." Asian Theatre Journal (University of Hawaii Press) 26, no. 2 (2009): 303-319. [Jointly with M M Sarma]

Seminars and Conferences

"Documenting Oral Histories of the North-East India: A Preliminary Note" in the National Seminar on Recovering the Oral Histories of Northeast India, held at Dimapur, Nagaland, organized jointly by Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Nagaland Chapter) from 31.10.2013 to 01.11.2013.

"The Classical Gaze: Some Reflections on the Politics of Aesthetics in Sattriya Dance" in the National Seminar on The Vaisnavite Music of Assam: It’s Institutionalization and Performative Context, organized by Department of Cultural Studies under UGC’s SAP-DRS (I) held on 20.03.2013 to 21.03.2013.

UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Research Methodology (Language, Literature and Cultural Studies) organized at Academic Staff College, Gauhati University from 21.01.2013 to 10.02.2013.

"The Other Ecologies: Why there is no Ecomuseum in India". in Ecomuseums 2012: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communities, Green Lines Institute, Seixal, Portugal from 19.09.2012 to 21.09.2012,

UGC Sponsored Orientation Course organized at Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University during 26.09.2011 to 21.10.2011.

Training programme on IPR and WTO Issues organized by TIFAC at TERI Retreat, Gurgaon from 27.12.2010 to 31.12.2010.

Talks and Lectures

Participated as resource person in the National Workshop on Cultural Mapping in Assam: Language, Performance and Society, organized by Department of Cultural Studies under UGC-SAP-DRS(I) during 14.02.2012 to 17.02.2012

Participated as resource person in the Indigenous Theatre Festival of North-East India, organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, during 04.04.2011 to 07.04.2011

Acted as resource person in UGC National Seminar on Folk Music and its Role in National Integration, organized by Department of History, Jorhat College, Jorhat during 07.01.2011 to 08.01.2011.

Lecture-demonstration on “The uses of performance space for the aesthetic representation of Ankiya Bhaona” in the Ankiya Bhaona Samaroh, organized by Sattriya Kendra, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Guwahati, on 29.03.2010.

Courses Taken

MA Courses
CT513 Heritage Studies/CT516 Cultural Documentation/CT416 Performance and Culture /CT517 Cultural Tourism/CT409 Introduction to Cultural Studies/CT414 Folklore and Culture I
PhD Course Work
CT726 Heritage Studies/CT722 Culture and Communication/CT725 North-East Studies/CT727 Performance Studies

Priority Areas of Research in Future

  • Cyber Culture
  • Saurabh Kumar Chaliha