School of Languages, Literature and Culture

Department of Comparative Literature

The Centre for Comparative Literature, under the School of Languages, Literature and Culture, includes a wide range of literature, an approach which is highly conducive for today's multi-lingual, multi-cultural globalised world. Comparative literature as a discipline has emerged in an attempt to negotiate the boundaries and initiate dialogue between different languages, literatures, cultures and countries. Centre for Comparative literature strives to take note of marginalized identities, languages and cultures through an interdisciplinary and broad all-inclusive approach.


  1. Dr. Zameerpal Kaur, Associate Professor
  2. Dr. Amandeep Singh, Assistant Professor
  3. Dr. Rajinder Kumar, Assistant Professor

Academic Programmes Offered for Session 2016-17

  1. M.A. English

Academic Programmes Already Running

  1. M.A. English (Comparative Literature and Translation)
  2. M.Phil. Comparative Literature
  3. M.Phil.-Ph.D. Integrated Programme in Comparative Literature


  1. M.A. English (Comparative Literature and Translation)
  2. M.Phil. Comparative Literature

Research Highlights of the Centre

The faculty in the centre are specialised in different languages and literatures, thus enabling the students for reading and research in languages and literatures across cultural and geographical boundaries and facilitating research in interdisciplinary areas such as linguistics, dalit discourse, diaspora, drama, historical, cultural, gender discourse, etc. The students get prepared for successful careers in diverse fields, namely, academics, media, publishing, administration and non-governmental organizations. The centre offers unique course work covering diverse topics from research methods and computers to advanced literature courses. The centre also has an internet enabled language lab with the required infrastructure like modern computer systems along with headsets/mikes and language teaching software, which makes language learning easy and effective. The School of Languages, Literature and Culture in an effort to pay a tribute to the literary stalwarts of the region, has introduced a series of lectures, wherein scholars of literary repute address the gathering and talk about the life of these immortal legends.

Laboratory Facility

An internet enabled language laboratory for the teaching and learning of different languages with the required infrastructure like modern computer systems along with headsets/mikes and language teaching software has been setup. The laboratory has been set up in the Centre for Languages, Literature and Culture to improve the communication skills of students and to accelerate the language learning process. The Communication and Soft Skills Development classes are held in the evening to improve the technical and academic writing, reading, pronunciation and communication skills of the students. These language tutorials are open for students of all the schools and centres wishing to opt for it.


  1. Singh, A. (2016). Changing Landscape of Punjab: An Ecocritical Reading of Balbir Parwana's Select Fiction CLRI. 1.1: n.pag.
  2. Kaur, Z. (2015). Environmental and Ecocritical Concerns in Regional Poetry with Special Focus on Bhai Vir Singh's Poetry Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society. 8.2:28-43.
  3. Kumar, R. (2015). Anchalik Upnyason mein Bhartiy kisan ki Sangharshpurn stithi, Sarhad-E-Patrika. 1 (1): 103-109.
  4. Kumar, R. (2015). Salaam tatha Jeenkathi mein Dalit Vimarsh ka Tulnatmak Adhyayan, Hashiye Ki Awaz. 2:16-19.
  5. Kumar, R. (2014). Bagri Boli: Lok Bhasha Ka Anokha Roop, Sandarbh. 4 (1&2): 47-53.
  6. Kumar, R. (2014). Bagri Boli: Ek Parichyatmak Adhyayan, Shabad Sarokar. 45: 23-25.
  7. Kumar, R. (2014). Janjatiye Sangharsh evam Vikas nitiyon ki sahitiyak Abhivyakti, Hashiye Ki Awaz. 8:9-12.
  8. Kumar, R. (2013). Sahitye mein hashiye ka samaj aur aadiwasi vimarsha. Hashiye ki Awaz. 3:14-17.
  9. Kumar, R. (2013). Janvimarshi (Diaspora) lekhan aur paraya desh aur badi chhoti kahaniya. Shabad Sarokar. 40: 22-24.
  10. Kumar, R. (2013). Bhaktikaleen bhakton mein bhakt sain ka sathan. Mookawaz. 3: 177.
  11. Kumar, R. (2013). Hindi upanyas: Samanti Sarokar. Panjab Saurabh. Page No. 39:15-21.
  12. Saini, A. (2013). Demystifying theatre: Badal Sircar. Alchemist. I (II): 26-31.
  13. Saini, A. (2013). Is this the end for Ghazal? Alchemist. I (III): 82-83.
  14. Saini, A. (2013). In a time machine. South Asian Ensemble. 5 (3 and 4): 104-108.
  15. Saini, A. (2013). Translated poems of Harbhajan Hundal. Indian Literature LVII(3):56-61.

Book Chapters and Books

  1. Kaur, Z. (2015). Vishav chintak: Kuntak Patiala: Punjabi University.
  2. Lal, C. (2014). Bhagat Singh ke Durlabh Dastavez. Merut: Samvad Prakashan.
  3. Kaur, Z. (2013). "Human Erotic Behaviour and Sringar Rasa". In the Mind of the Beholder: Conceptualisations of Eroticism. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford, p:35-47.
  4. Saini, A. and Purohit, N. (2013) Eds. Negotiating Boundaries: A Study of Bushra Ejaz’s Writings. Chandigarh: Unistar Books.

Papers Presented in Seminars/Conferences/Symposia/Workshops

  1. Kaur, Z. (2014). Ancient Indian Literature: An Ecocritical Perspective. International Conference on Social Science, literature and Education at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver – Canada, November 17-18, 2014.
  2. Kaur, Z. (2014). Chathian di var: Sahitik ate ethasik paripekh.Sikholars Conference,  Centre for South Asia, at Stanford University, Stanford, March 18,2014.
  3. Kaur, Z. (2013). Ecocriticism de sandarbh vich adhunik Punjabi kavita. 3rd World Punjabi Literature Conference. Department of Punjabi Literary Studies, at Punjabi University, Patiala, November 27-29, 2013.
  4. Kumar, R. (2013) Literary depiction of human rights of dalits: A comparative study of Hindi and Punjabi literature. National Seminar on Human Rights, Law, Justice and Governance, at Dept. of Law, BAU, Lucknow, April 26-27, 2013.
  5. Lal, C. (2014). From Kartar Singh Sarabha to Bhagat Singh: Ideological development of revolutionaries. Seminar on Revolutionary Nationalism in India: Ideology, Programme and Legacies, at Department of History, Kolkata University, February 6-7, 2014.
  6. Lal, C. (2014). Bhagat Singh’s sketches of Indian revolutionaries in “Chand” and “Kirti”. Seminar on the Ghadar movement in the context of freedom struggle in Punjab. Panjab University, Chandigarh, March 6-8, 2014.
  7. Lal, C. (2014). Partition and Indian literature. Conference on Indian Freedom Movement and the partition of the sub-continent, at Department of History, Shantiniketan, February 11-12, 2014.

List of the Recently Completed Research Projects in the Centre

  1. Kumar, R. Grammatical Structure of Bagri Dialect, Funded by University Grants Commission (Rs. 8.91 Lac). (2013-2015)
  2. Kaur, Z. Ecocriticism and Modern Punjabi Poetry, Funded by University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi (Rs. 7.92 Lac).(2013-2015)
  3. Saini, A. Taboo Issues in Contemporary Indian Cinema and Theatre and their treatment with special focus on theories of Subjectivity, Funded by University Grants Commission (Rs. 1.25 Lac). (2013-2015)

List of the Projects Approved

  1. Singh, A. Ecological Concerns in Contemporary Punjabi Fiction: Native and Diasporic Writing, Funded by Research Seed Money Programme, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (Rs.1.5 Lac). (2014-16)
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