Monali Sahu Pathange Assistant Professor Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Monali Sahu Pathange is an Assistant Professor of English at Mahindra University. She completed her Ph.D. in English in 2020 from the Department of Indian and World Literatures at The English and Foreign languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad and completed her M.A. in English Literature in 2014, from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.

  • Education
    1. PhD in English from the Department of Indian and World Literatures at The English and Foreign languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad (2020)
      • The title of the thesis is "Spell of the Spectre: A Critical Study of Postcolonial Poetics in Select Fictional Works of Ben Okri and Salman Rushdie".
    2. M.A. in English Literature from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. (2014)
    3. Bachelor of Arts in English (Hons) The EFL University, Hyderabad. (2012)
    4. Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching of English(PGCTE) with an overall Grade A (First Class) from the EFL University, Hyderabad.
  • Research

    Her areas of research include English Literature with specialization in modern and contemporary literature, Postcolonial Poetics, Ecofeminism, Language of Science and English Literature. 

  • Awards

    Awards and Achievements:

    • Secured rank 3 in Regional Mathematics Olympiad [2007] and 46th rank in Junior Mathematics Olympiad [2004] organized by Institute of Mathematics and Application, Odisha.
    • Have been a part of the Scouts and Guides organization and is a recipient of the prestigious Governor’s prize for outstanding performance in 2005
    • Secured 2nd rank in Science Olympiad at the state level in 2005. 
    • Selected to attend Chemistry Olympiad camp organized by Orissa Chemical Society as a Chemistry Olympiad rank holder in 2007.
    • Secured 1st position in the all India entrance examination conducted for PhD admission [2014] in the Department of Indian and World Literature at the EFL University, Hyderabad.
  • Publications

    Publications

    • Sahu, Monali. "Between Colonial Ancestry and Postcolonial Identification: Locating' Filiation' and 'Affiliation' in Ben Okri's The Famished Road". Gnosis: An International Refereed Journal of English Literature and Language, Vol. 5, No. 1, October 2018, pp. 76-87. ISSN No. 2391-0131.
    • Sahu, Monali. "Objects of Enchantment: Mind and Matter Correlation in the Fictional Writings of Ben Okri and Salman Rushdie". Daath Voyage: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol.2, No.3, September 2017, pp. 78-88. ISSN No. 2455-7544.
    • Sahu, Monali. "Reflections from a Broken Mirror: Locating Lacanian Subject in Ben Okri's The Famished Road." International Journal of English language, Literature in Humanities", Vol. 5, No.9, September 2017, pp. 138-147. ISSN No. 2321-7065.

    Papers presented in International Conferences

    • "Captivating the elusive self of the 'spirit child': A psychoanalytical investigation into Ben Okri's The Famished Road" at the International Students' researcher's Conference, organised by the University of New York in Prague and Empire State College on 15th May 2015.
    • "Deciphering the Postcolonial Trauma: Unraveling traumatised neurosis in Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown and Ben Okri's Songs of Enchantment" at the International Conference on Commonwealth Literature, organised by OUCIP and ISCS on 28th November 2015.
    • "Objects of Enchantments: Mind and Matter Correlation in the Fictional Writings of Ben Okri and Salman Rushdie", at the International (Annual) Conference organised by Forum on Contemporary Theory on 19th December 2016.
    • "The Globalectical Imagination' and Okri's The Famished Road trilogy: Reading the aesthetics of 'here' and 'there' in shifting centres", at XXII International Conference on "Global South Cultural Production and Dialogue" organised by Forum on Contemporary Theory on 21st December 2019.
  • Experience

    Teaching Experience:

    • Taught a course titled "Communication Skills and Proficiency in English" to PGDMA students at the National Academy of Agricultural Research and Management (NAARM).
    • Taught students of English Language Proficiency course at The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, as a part of the PGCTE programme.
    • Assisted my supervisor in a few teaching activities at our University {for B.A. (English) and M.A. students}
    • She was selected as a teacher by the Make A Difference (MAD) organisation.