Upender Gundala, a student of UoH pursuing his PhD in Translation Studies at the Centre for applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, presented a paper at an international conference in Thailand earlier this year. His research paper was titled Translating in Asia: Reader Response in Translation with Special Reference to Anna Karenina.

The third international conference on Language, Society and Culture in Asian contexts (LSCAC) 2014 was conducted in Thailand on July 10th and 11th this year. The Research Institute of North-Eastern Art and Culture, Mahasarakham University, Thailand, hosted the conference, collaborating with University of Hyderabad.


The objective of the conference was to analyze various dimensions and factors that are pivotal for the functioning and development of Asian societies. There was a special emphasis on collaboration among institutions of higher education institutes in Asia.


Upender Gundala is from Bavajigudem in Maripeda Mandal of Warangal District, Telangana. He pursued B.A. English Literature and M.A. English from colleges affiliated to Kakatiya University. He pursued M. Phil in Translation Studies in University of Hyderabad in 2009.


He is currently researching on Translation and Evaluation – Literary Criticism and Reader Response. He has traveled extensively, visiting Poland, Switzerland, Germany and Thailand as part of his research.

Upender Gundala, sharing his experiences and achievements, says that he aims to be faculty of repute in English or Cultural Studies.

UoH Herald wishes him the best in all his endeavours.

-Harika Vankadara, MA-Communication