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NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW

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N. Manohar Reddy

Although his academic training in English Literature at the undergraduate and postgraduate level was quite conventional, it changed entirely to interdisciplinary studies during his M.Phil. (English Literature) and Ph.D., (Cultural Studies), at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U), Hyderabad. However, classrooms or academic institutions have not been the only source of his learning. Active participation in student politics and in some of the social and political movements that India has witnessed from the mid-1980s onwards has given him the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the best scholars, both within and outside the academy.
Before joining NALSAR in 2017, he had worked as an Assistant Professor (Temp) & Guest Faculty at the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad (UoH), between 2011 and 2017, where he taught several IMA, MA and M.Phil. courses. He also taught American students a couple of courses as part of their “Study in India Program” (SIP) at the same University. Prior to joining UoH, he had worked as a Lecturer in English for five years in Saudi Arabia, where he taught English language and literature.
He was a Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK, in 2013, and was a Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, from 2008 to 2011.
He has translated a few short stories and essays from Telugu to English and vice versa. At present, he is translating Mohammad Khadeer Babu’s stories from Telugu to English. Khadeer is one of the finest story tellers in Telugu.

 

PGDTE; M.Phil.(English Literature); Ph.D. (Cultural Studies), English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U), Hyderabad.

His research interests are in the fields of Language Politics in India, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Indian Literatures and Film Studies.

Guest-edited the journal (single issue) Anveshi Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics. Vol.2. Nos.4 & 5. Dec.2014. Theme: Language, Region and Community. ISSN: 2278-3423. http://www.anveshi.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Language-Region-and-Community-English.pdf

Journals

“Vernacular Discourse as Politics of Liberation: An Interview with Prof. G.P. Deshpande.” Social Scientist. Vol.42/Nos.9-10. Sep-Oct 2014. Pp.85-98. ISSN: 09700293 http://www.jstor.org/stable/24372978?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

“Assault of the Grantha Gaze on Dalit Bahujan Gramya Language.” Anveshi Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics. Vol.2. Nos.4 & 5. Dec.2014. Pp.44-45. ISSN: 2278-3423.

Book chapters

“Inventing a Dalit Aesthetic: G. Kalyan Rao’s Antarani Vasantham.” 50 Writers 50 Books: The Best of Indian Fiction. Eds. Pradeep Sebastian, et al. Delhi: Harper Collins, 2013. Pp. 86-91. ISBN-10: 9350294281.

“United States of India: Andhra Movement, National Identity and Popular Sovereignty.” Language Movements, Federalism and the Democratic Imagination in India. Eds. Madhava Prasad & Veena Naregal. Orient Blackswan (forthcoming).

Book review

Politics as Performance: A Social History of the Telugu Cinema. S.V. Srinivas. New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2013. 431p. http://himalmag.com/cinema-politics-politics-cinema/?currentPage=all ISSN 10129804

Newspaper Articles (Telugu)

Evaridee Aadhunika Telugu Bhasha? (Whose Modern Telugu Is It?) Andhra Jyothi (Literary page Vividha), January 04, 2010.

Ei Prajala Bhasha? (Which People’s Language?). Andhra Jyothi (Literary page Vividha), March 15, 2010.

Translations

From Telugu to English

  1. Under the Neem Tree (Children’s story). P. Anuradha. Tulika Publishers: Chennai, 2012. ISBN: 9789350460603
  2.  “Jambava’s Lineage.” Father May Be an Elephant and Mother Only a Small Basket, But… Gogu Shyamala. Navayana: New Delhi, 2012. Pp. 69-84. ISBN 9788189059514
  3. “The Drumbeat That Made the Nawab’s Horse Dance.” Yendluri Sudhakar. Steel Nibs are Sprouting: New Dalit Writing from South India. Dossier 2: Kannada and Telugu. Eds. K. Satyanarayana and Susie Tharu. New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2013. Pp. 593-597. ISBN: 9789350293768.
  4. “My Heart That is With Eera Reddy’s Granddaughter” Nagappagari Sunderraju. Steel Nibs are Sprouting: New Dalit Writing from South India. Dossier 2: Kannada and Telugu. Eds. K. Satyanarayana and Susie Tharu. New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2013. Pp. 690-697. ISBN: 9789350293768.
  5. “With So Many Barriers, How Can Unity Be Possible?” Krupakar Madiga. Steel Nibs are Sprouting: New Dalit Writing from South India. Dossier 2: Kannada and Telugu. Eds. K. Satyanarayana and Susie Tharu. New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2013. Pp. 680-683. ISBN: 9789350293768.
  6. “What Has the All-Party Front Achieved?” Krupakar Madiga. Steel Nibs are Sprouting: New Dalit Writing from South India. Dossier 2: Kannada and Telugu. Eds. K. Satyanarayana and Susie Tharu. New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2013. Pp. 683-686. ISBN: 9789350293768.

From English to Telugu

  1. “Andhra Pradeshlo Bhumula Godava: Parisramalaku Bhupanderam,” K. Balagopal. Anveshi Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics. Vol. 1, No. 3. January 2012. ISSN 2278-3423.
  2. “Emkura? Aaharamlo Aadhipatyam,” Editorial. Anveshi Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics. Vol. 1, No. 4, September 2012. ISSN 2278-3423.

International

“Literary Associations and Dalit student politics in a South Indian University.” University of Paul-Valery Montpellier-3, France.

“Language, Democracy and the Nationality Question: Revisiting the Vishalandhra Debate.” 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Delhi.

“Caste(e) Over Language: Modern Telugu Literature and the National Popular.” Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), Pondicherry.

Language and Identity Politics in Andhra.  Exploring the Margins, History Association, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (An earlier version of this paper was presented at the annual workshop conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi.).

Natioanl

“Caste, colonialism and translation: Some thoughts on framing Vemana.” Translating Oral/Folk Texts From Indian Languages into English. Dept. of Translation studies, EFL University, Hyderabad.

“Theorizing Emancipatory Cultural Politics Today.” Indian Dalit Literature at the Crossroads. Dr. BR Ambedkar Chair and Studies Centre and School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, SRTM University, Nanded.

“Politics of Dictionary Production in Colonial South India.” Early English Text Books and Language Policies in India. Department of English, University of Hyderabad, in collaboration with the Centre for English Language Studies (University of Hyderabad).

“Translating Dalit Literature: The Issue of the ‘Local’ and the ‘Global.” The Relevance of Translation in a Global Era. Dept. of English, Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi; National Translation Mission, CIIL, Mysore.

“Teaching English at a Social Welfare Hostel.” Workshop on Materials Production for the Teaching of English to Disadvantaged Students. Dept. of English and the ELTC, University of Hyderabad.

“Language and Politics in Andhra: Sculpting a New Telangana History and Identity.” UGC National Seminar on The Revisions of History: Region, Literature, Culture. Department of English, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.

“Colonial Modernity, Indian Literary History and Modern Dalit Literatures.” Regional Literary Historiographies of Western India. Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

Conferences organized

Co-organized (with Prof. M.T. Ansari) a two-day international conference on “Human Sciences and the Future of the University” at the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad, India. November 28-29, 2016.

Organized a half-day workshop on translation for M.A. (Literary Translation) students at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, May 16, 2013.

The Salon: “Translation and Subversion.” Along with Lakshmi Holmstrom and Arshia Sattar. Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK. June 04, 2013.

At NALSAR: Law and Language; Law and Literature; Cine-Politics in India; Language Democracy and National Identity.

At the University of Hyderabad: Cultural Studies; Contemporary Approaches to Literature; Criticism and Contemporary Theory; Introduction to Comparative Indian Literature (I to IV); and Print and Publishing History