The Centre for Comparative Literature (CCL) of UoH in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi is organizing a three day national seminar on “Multilingualism and the Literary Culture of India” at the School of Humanities Auditorium. The inaugural session on 27 March 2014, was initiated by Ms. Gitanjali Chatterjee, Deputy Secretary of Sahitya Akademi. Dr. K. Sreenivasrao, Secretary of Sahitya Akademi gave the welcome. This session was chaired by noted poet, Prof. Shiv K. Kumar and introductory remarks were made by Prof. K. Satchidanandan. He stated that Multilingualism is a characteristic feature in India and it has been in existence for ages in our country.
Eminent academician Prof. Harish Trivedi inaugurated the seminar and said that language has multiplicity and plurality and we should value it. He gave the audience food for thought on the question as to ‘who is Multilingual’. The Key-note address was given by Prof. Amiya Dev, a legendary comparatist. Prof. E.Haribabu, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the UoH was the guest of honour and welcomed all the academicians and scholars for the three day seminar on behalf of the University.
Prof. Amitabha Das Gupta, Dean, School of Humanities in his address mentioned that the inaugural session was itself very challenging and it poses questions and controversies on Multilingualism to be addressed. He hoped that these challenges will be addressed in the coming sessions of the seminar.
Dr MT Ansari and Dr Gitanjali Chatterjee are coordinating this 3-day seminar