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Sunil Kumar Dutta

Academic Qualification:

Ph. D. in Comparative Studies on Languages (Visva-Bharati) 1989

MA in Assamese (Gauhati University) 1977

Areas of Interest

  •  Assamese Language, Literature and Culture
  •  Folklore Studies

PhD Supervision

  •  Mayuri Bordoloi on 'Continuity and Change in the Performance of Bhaona: A Study with special reference to Matribhasar Bhaona' (awarded)
  •  Baijayanta Keot on 'Folklore and Nationalism in Assam' (awarded)
  •  Manashi Borah on 'Culture Change in A Tribal Society: A Study on the Tlain Tiwas of Assam' (awarded)
  •  Mandakini Baruah on 'Construction of Womanhood : A Study with specials reference to Assamese Proverbs' (awarded)
  •  Lalthakim Hmar on 'Role of women in the expressive behaviours of the Hmars of Assam' (awarded)
  •  Pratisha Kumari on 'The Mising Foodways : An Analytical Study on the Foods and Food Related Cultural Practices of the Misings of Assam' (awarded)
  •  Sazzad Hussain on 'Cultural Practices of Muslims in Assam with Special Reference to Upper Assam' (pursuing)
  •  Rituparna Hazarika on 'Harmony and Discordance: A Study of Gender, Class and Nation in the lyrics of Bhupen Hazarika' (pursuing)
  •  Ivy Daimari on 'Representation of Women in Bodo Verbal Art: An Analytical Study' (pursuing)
  •  Kime Mamung on 'Folklore of the Monpas: A Gender Perspective' (pursuing)

Seminars and Conferences

Delivered Keynote adress at the National Seminar on 'The Traditional Knowledge System with reference to the Textual and Oral Tradition of Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur', organized by Department of Sanskrit, Gauhati University, 10-12 March, 2016

Presented a paper in the National seminar on 'Tribes of Eastern India, Common CultureContents', organized by Department of Odiya, Visva Bharati on 14-16 February, 2016

Resource person in National seminar on 'Towards Composing History of Literature: The Indian Scenario' organized by Department of Assamese, Dibrugarh University, 25-16 March 2016

Resource person in 'National Workshop on 'Research Methodology' organized by Tezpur College, 10-11 February, 2014

Members of Associations/Boards

UGC nominated member to the Advisory Committee, Center for Avanced Study, Phase II under Special Assistance Programme of UGC, Department of Assamese, Dibrugarh University

Member, Board of Post Graduate Studies, Department of Creative Writing and Culture, NEHU, Shillong

Courses Taken

MA Courses CT133 Folklore and Culture I/CT139 Folklore and Culture II/XCT135 Culture and Oral History/CT138 Ethnicity and Nationalism

PhD Course Work CT721 Folklore and Culture

Priority Areas of Research in Future

Folklore of Northeast India