Qualification: 
MA, PG
aswathydaskv@am.amrita.edu
Phone: 
9020601010

Aswathy Das K V currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri. She joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2014.

Education

  • 2018: Qualified UGC-NET in English
  • 2018: MA in English Language & Literature
    IGNOU
  • 2014: Qualified UGC-NET in Mass Communication
  • 2013: MA in Communication
    Women’s Christian College, Chennai
  • 2011: BA in English Language & Literature
    Sree Narayana College for Women, Kollam

Workshops and Experience

  • Completed the course 'Travel Writing: Texts, Theories, and Frameworks for Analysis' organized by IIT Bhubaneswar and Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) from Dec 19-29, 2016.
  • Attended an AICTE approved Faculty Development Programme on ‘Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning’ under the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India) organized by IIT, Bombay – May 2016
  • Participated in the 2 week 101 Village Internship programme conducted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and visited Deurbal village in Chhattisgarh - June 2015

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Journal Article

Aswathy Das K V. and MV, K., “Exploring Individuality and Processing Fear in Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 6, no. 6, p. 11, 2018.[Abstract]


This paper discusses Katherine Paterson’s novel “Bridge to Terabithia” as a manifesto used to promote the idea of individuality and uniqueness of a person. Through this work, Paterson has brought in elements to establish this as a safe way through which children could process their individual fears in the society. Individuality is something that is growing fainter in a world erected upon strict social traditionalism. This paper puts forward aspects from the book that emphasizes bringing out the true individual in a person, to enjoy the proper manner of life. This paper argues about the limitations put upon an individual as a result of social conformities and at the same time it talks about the way in which this book could be regarded as a fine piece of literature for children to process the realities of life without engaging in them.

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2018

Journal Article

Aswathy Das K V., P, V., and S, A. P., “Dynamics of Religion and Spirituality: A Post-Oriental Reading of William Dalrymple’s Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 6, no. 6, 2018.

2017

Journal Article

H. S and Aswathy Das K V., “An Ecological Sanctuary and Sacrilege: Exploring the Regimes of Wilderness in Into the Wild”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 5, p. 13, 2017.[Abstract]


Fed up with the modern materialistic society, Chris McCandless, an American youth goes for a great adventure into the Alaskan wild which ends with his tragic death. This paper attempts to bring out the existential crisis experienced by Chris pursuant to his rejection of the modern American Dream and, his attempt to find his true identity in the wilderness. To Chris, nature was the right place to experience life in all its true essence. Unable to understand the pulse and nature of the wild, Chris gets trapped in the labyrinth of the wild. The life of Chris hands a lesson for all mankind that man is merely a tiny speck in the universe. Using theories of eco-criticism and transcendentalism, this paper also explores the sovereign status of nature with respect to human deficiencies and limitations.

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2017

Journal Article

A. Babu and Aswathy Das K V., “Blending the Personal and the Political: A Re-visioning of the Ethnic and Secular in Husband of a Fanatic”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 5, p. 10, 2017.[Abstract]


Amitava Kumar, through his travelogue writing, Husband of a Fanatic, tried to find out the real barrier that inhibits the communities of people from having a harmonious and peaceful coexistence. Amitava Kumar had to face many predicaments on marrying a Pakistani Muslim woman. After these experiences, he travelled through different parts of India and Pakistan, to get a close look at the conditions of the minority and the majority segments in society. Besides gaining an understanding of the condition, the aim of the travel project was to establish a space for himself and his family. The book, Husband of a Fanatic can be considered not merely as a journey but as his way of self-discovery.

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Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Book Chapter

Aswathy Das K V., “The Death of Innocence in the Age of Industry – A Study of Jayaraj’s Ottaal”, in Literature & Technology of interface: A Collection of Edited Articles. Kochi: Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, 2016, pp. 44 - 47.

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