First-ever A K Ramanujam paper reading contest at MSU

The MS University’s English Department conducted the first-ever A K Ramanujan National Paper Reading Contest for M A students of English. Students from more than five universities across India participated in this contest.

Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: February 1, 2009 12:40:12 am

The MS University’s English Department conducted the first-ever A K Ramanujan National Paper Reading Contest for M A students of English. Students from more than five universities across India participated in this contest. Even foreign students took part in the event.

Pune University student Maryam Amjadi,who originally belongs to Iran,bagged the first prize in the contest. She told Newsline,“I spoke on ‘The naked self in the mirrors of translation: Representations of gender in the Indian literature in English or English Translation’.”

About her topic,she said: “The focus of Naked Self in the Mirrors of Translation shows how feminism is deciphered in Persian and English. The English language,per se,has spread awareness in the word,but there still remains a scope to convey the problems faced by women in some parts of the world.”

Catrinel Durea from Romania,a student of St. Xavier’s college in Ahmedabad said in the same vein: “It is only after a group of academicians take up an initiative to approach the unreachable minor segment (women),that the motive of the minor segment will be served.”

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