Seminar on Women As Writers And Readers In RD Varsity


Bhubaneswar:  A seminar entitled ‘Women as Writers and Readers in the Wake of Basanti: Writing The New Women’ was organised at Rama Devi Women’s University here on Tuesday.

The Department of English in association with Oxford University Press organised the seminar.

Vice-Chancellor of the university, Dr Padmaja Mishra was the chief guest.

PG Council Chairperson Dr Sarita Supakar, translator of Basanti, Dr Himanshu Sekhar Mohapatra, Oxford University Press Editor-Translator Mini Krishnan and eminent theatre personality Ananta Mohapatra were present on the occasion.

The seminar was inaugurated by paying a floral tribute to Maa Rama Devi.

Mini Krishnan addreessed the gathering on Basanti, in the light of post-independent Indian women’s search for identity.

Dr Himanshu Sekhar Mohapatra spoke on the inspirational journey of Basanti as a novel, a collaborative effort of nine writers from Odisha.

Senior faculty of English Department, Alakananda Mishra gave the vote of thanks.

The event was anchored by Assistant Professor Manisha Mishra.


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