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  • Participated as expert in a panel discussion on Seema Alavi’s book Sovereigns of the Sea organised by the India International Centre on 25 October, 2023.
  • Presented Paper on “Modernity, Muslim Society and the Muslim Women’s Question in Colonial India in Two-Day conference on “Jamia’s Women. Ways into the Public Sphere: Delhi and Beyond organised by the Max Weber Forum, Germany on 10-11 October, 2023 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.
  • Presented paper on “Translating the Secular: Premchand’s Karbala” at the International Study Day organised online by SARI, France.
  • Delivered Valedictory Address on 12th May on “Indian Modernities: A Decolonial Perspective” in a Two Day National seminar on “Theory Literature Interface:“ held on 11-12 May, 2023 organised by Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Delivered an online invited lecture on “The Mushaira and the City: Mapping Delhi through Cultures of Poetry” organised by Indian Diaspora Washington DC on 16 April, 2023.
  • Delivered an invited special lecture as Chief Guest on “Ocean as Method” in a programme on World Water Day organised by St Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata on April 1, 2023.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Thinking with the Maritime” on 15th February, 2023 at the New York University Abu Dhabi.
  • Participated in a Round Table on “Theory, Archive, Crossings” with George Jose (Anthropology), Ghazi Al-Mulaifi (Music), and Mark Swislocki (History), as Organised by the New York University Abu Dhabi on 16th February, 2023.
  • Participated in an online panel discussion on “Ocean as Method” organised by Centre for South Asia, Stanford University, USA on 27 October, 2022.
  • Presented Paper on “Decolonizing University : The Jamia Experiment” in the 17th annual conference (16-17 June, 2022-hybrid mode) organised by SARI (Société d’Activités et de Recherches sur les mondes Indien) at Toulouse on 16th June 2022.
  • Delivered an invited talk on“Beyond Tyranny of the Nation-State: Planetary Ethics and Performative Subjectivity in the Fiction of Intizar Husain” in a two-day online International symposium on “Decolonial Praxis/es of Solidarity in South Asian Literary and Cultural Discourses on Social Movements” organised by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh from 27-28 April 2022.
  • Delivered an invited talk on”Language Ideologies in English and the Vernacular: Perspectives from Indian Literature”in a Public Lecture Webinar Series organised by SARI, Paris on 22 February 2022.
  • Invited Talk on “Whither goes the Truth: Some Reflections on Urdu Fiction‘s Engagement with Truth and Post-Truth”, during a Four-Day International Webinar on Post-truth and Literature: Perspectives and Reality, Department of English Language and Literature Islamic Univ. of Science and Technology, Awantipora, 22-25 March 2022
  • Delivered an invited talk on “Approaching Literature from Oceanic Perspective” in a three-week Refresher Course (02.11.2022 to 17.11.2022) organised by Osmania University UGC-HRDC on 7th November 2022.
  • Delivered a Public Lecture on “Karbala: Reimagining Nation” at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, Germany on 25the July 2022.
  • Delivered an Invited Talk on Colonial Modernity and the Muslim Woman’s Question: The Literary World of Iqbalunnisa Husain., Refresher Course Trends in Society: Changes and its Impact on Literatures, UGC – Human Resource Development Centre, the University of Burdwan, 26.11.2021
  • Delivered an Invited Talk on “Reading Intizar Husain’s Novel Basti,” Eclectica Lecture Series, Department of English, PGDAV College, Delhi University on 22 February 2022
  • Delivered online invited lecture on “Voyages to Modernity:19th Century Indian Muslim Travellers to the West” at Atelier thématique du CEIAS “Littératures et histoire en Asie du Sud : fécondations” organised by Centre for South Asian Studies, Paris, France on June 4, 2021.
  • Delivered an invited talk on “Jamia’s Germany Connection” on 9th November 2020, in a Webinar organised by the Premchand Archives & Literary Centre; Deptt. of English and; Centre for European & Latin American Studies, JMI In collaboration with ‘Modern India in German Archives’ Project, University of Gottingen, Germany.
  • Presented paper on “Vernacularity and English at A Two Day International online Work-shop on “Language Ideologies and the Vernacular in South Asia” organised by the Department of English in collaboration with South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, Germany on 22-23 October 2020 under the aegis of the Ministry of Education’s Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC).
  • Delivered Distinguished Annual Lecture on “Language Ideology between English and the Vernacular: Perspective from Indian Literature(s)” at Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, 28 February 2020.
  • Presented paper on “Dreams, Illusions or Delusions? Nation in 20th Century Urdu Poetry” in 14th International Colloquium on the theme “Dreaming India/ India Dreaming” organised by SARI, University of Paris, Paris 13, May 18-19, 2019, Paris, France.
  • Presented paper on “Children’s Writing in Urdu” at a conference “No Child’s Play: Children’s Literature in India” Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, New Delhi, 2018.
  • Delivered Plenary Lecture on “Voyages to Modernity: Muslim Travellers to the West” in a conference on the theme “Narrating Travel, Mapping Identities” at the University of Kerala, Trivendram. 5-7 March 2018.
  • Participated in a Radio Discussion on “Trajuma: Marhale Aur Masail” organised by AIR Urdu Service, 2018.
  • Moderated a Discussion on “Urdu Hindi Afsane ki Bebaak Awazein” in Jashn-e-Rekhta, Rekhta Foundation, 2018.
  • Presented paper on “Identity Politics VS. Alterity Politics: Ethics and Performative Subjectivity in the Fiction of Intizar Hussain” in an International Conference on the theme of University of Grenoble, France, 23-25 November 2017.
  • Delivered a talk on “Literature and Society” in Refresher Course, Human Resource Centre, JMI.
  • Presented paper on “Oceanic Encounters with the Other in Select 19th century Muslim Travel Narratives” in a Conference on the Theme “Reinventing the Sea: Precarity, Epistemology and Narratives,” International Colloquium organised by SARI, University of Paris, Paris 13, 29-30 June 2017.
  • Presented paper on “Recuperating Translational Paradigm from Pedagogies of Alterity: A Post-Postcolonial Perspective” in a National Seminar on “Postcolonial Hermeneutics” organised by IGNOU New Delhi, 3-5 March 2017.
  • Presented Paper on “Translation, Transgression and the Politics and Poetics of Women’s Poetry: a Study of Two Anthologies from India and Pakistan” in a National Seminar on “Gender in Translation: Fidelity Re-construed” organised by IGNOU New Delhi. 9-10 February 2017.
  • Presented paper on “Partition, Migration and a Search for Meaning in Times of Moral Crisis: A Study of Intizar Husain’s Use of Jataka in his Urdu Short Stories” in an International Colloquium organised by SARI, University of Paris, Paris 13, 2016.
  • Delivered lecture on the poetry of Agha Shahid Ali in the Mentoring Programme, Indraprastha University, Delhi, 2016.
  • Presented Paper Across the Linguistic Divide: Flows and Counter-flows Across ‘HindiUrdu-English’ at a Symposium on Hindi-Urdu-English: Dialogues and Exchanges, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (9Feb 2015), 2015.
  • Presented paper ‘Un-othering Indian English Writing: Reclaiming Aesthetics from Pedagogies of Alterity’ at National Seminar on Locating Indian Writing in English: Aesthetics, History and Future” organised by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (28-30 November), 2014.
  • “Negotiating the Sacred: Post-secular Configurations of Faith in the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali” in a National Seminar on “Literature and the Sacred” held at the Department of English, University of Kashmir, Srinagar J&K, (3-7 July), 2014.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Kahin ki Eint Kahin Ka Roda: The Genre of Urdu Ghazal” on 21st Dec’12 from 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m in 3rd 3-week Refresher Course in
  • Comparative Literature (Interdisciplinary) at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (from 13th December 2012 to 03rd January 2013)
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Third World Identity and Translation’, on 6th Sep’12 in the 12th 3-week Refresher Course in English from 23rd August to 12th September 2012 at ASC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  • Participated and presented paper “Translation as Third Space: Reading Agha Shahid Ali’s Translation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz” International Conference on ‘Internalising Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Twenty-First Century; Dimensions and Translation’ organised by the Centre for Comparative Study of Indian Languages and Culture, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh in collaboration with NCPUL, New Delhi and Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, (Jan 20-22), 2011.
  • Presented paper jointly with Sadia Parveen on ‘“Colonial Modernity and Interventions by Indian Muslim Women Writers in English ”National Seminar on ‘Muslim Women and Their Contribution in Society’ organized by the Dept of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, (Mar 8-9), 2011.
  • Participated and presented paper on “Trapped in the Tangled Web: Third World Feminism vis-à-vis Globalism, Postcoloniality, and Multiculturalism” in an International Seminar on ‘Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture’ organised by Banaras Hindu University in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi and ICCR, New Delhi, November 9-11, 2010.
  • Presented paper titled “Globalization, Ethnic Identity and Women’s Voices: Perspectives from the Third World Women’s Literary Writings” in an International Seminar on “The Future as Conceived in Past: The Evolving Perceptions of Women’s Emancipation” organised by the Centre for Women’s Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (Oct 20- 22)2008.
  • Delivered Lecture on “History and Fiction In Khushwant Singh’s Delhi” in the 9th three-week Refresher Course in English conducted by Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2009. Presented a research paper ‘Center/Margin Dialectics and the Poetic Form: The Ghazals of Agha Shahid Ali’ in an International Seminar on ‘Margins and Nation Spaces: The Aesthetics of Cultural Expression’ organised by the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Feb8-9), 2008.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Postmodernism and Third World Women’s Writings’ in the 8th three-week Refresher Course in English organized by Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (Nov 17), 2008.
  • Presented a research paper on “Myth -History Interface in Fiction and Nation: A Study of Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tides” in an International Seminar organised by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi on ‘Myth Magic and Fiction: Contemporary Fictions from India and Latin America’ in its Festival of Letters Sahityotsav (Feb 21-23), 2006.
  • Presented a research paper ‘English Language in India: A Site for Interplay of Heterogeneous Identities Promoting Secular Values’ in the National Seminar on ‘Secular Values in Indian Literature’ organised by the Department of Modern Indian Languages, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh (Sep), 2005.
  • Presented a research paper ‘Embodiment as a Means of Inscribing the Nation: A Postcolonial Reading of Nissim Ezekiel’s Poetry’ International Seminar on Nissim Ezekiel organised by the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Jan), 2005.
  • Presented paper titled “Logos, Stylistics and Feminist Theories: A Feminist Stylistic Analysis of Anne Sexton’s “You Doctor Martin” in a National Seminar on ‘Linguistics and New Literary Theory’ organised by the Department Of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore. (Dec), 2003.
  • Presented Paper on Arundhati Roy’s ‘The God of Small Things’, National Seminar on Female Voices in Dominant Cultures: Canada and India organised the Department of English C C S University, Meerut in association with Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute New Delhi (Sep), 2002.
  • Presented paper entitled Ecriture Feminine and Anita Desai’s ‘Cry the Peacock’ and ‘Voices in the City’ in a National Seminar on ‘Form and Method in Post-1950 Indian Literature in English at MGK Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, March 2000.