The Department of English, Kirori Mal College, is delighted to host the Oceanvale Workshop for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Delhi. The Oceanvale programme has been instituted in the memory of Ravi Singh, a former student of the Department of English at Kirori Mal College. Ravi intended to devote himself to the art and craft of writing but his early demise meant that Oceanvale, published in 1995, remains his first and last published novel. The bi-annual Oceanvale programme aims to introduce students with exceptional scholarly potential to advanced research, analytical, and writing skills by having them work intensively and closely with scholars and authors of eminence in the field.

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Oceanvale Award Winners

Autumn 2018: Anshul Timothy Mukarji, M.A. Previous, St. Stephen's College

Autumn 2018: Raunak Kumar, B.A. Honours English, IIIrd Year, Ramjas College

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Baidik Bhattacharya

Baidik Bhattacharya

Baidik Bhattacharya is Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. His work traverses the crossroads of literary studies, social sciences, and philosophy, and examines the origins and institutionalization of the modern idea of “literature” since the eighteenth century.

Udaya Kumar

Udaya Kumar is Professor at the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. His work has spanned from seminal contributions to Joyce studies to examination of the public sphere and, more recently, exploration of literature, history and autobiography in modern Kerala.

Udaya Kumar
V. Sanil

V. Sanil

V. Sanil is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. His research interests lie in Continental philosophy, including philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of technology.