PhD (Christ University, Bangalore), MLitt (University of Stirling, UK)
Research Interests: Diaspora Studies, Business History, Gender Studies
Tana Trivedi is a faculty of Communication and Business History at Ahmedabad University since May 2015. A graduate and postgraduate in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, she completed her M.Litt. in Postcolonial Diaspora from University of Stirling, UK. She completed her PhD in contemporary Indo-Fijian poetry in 2020 from Christ University, Bangalore. She also holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management from Ahmedabad Management Association. Prior to joining Ahmedabad University, she worked as full-time faculty with the Department of English and Media Studies, Christ University, Bangalore for five years. She has also taught part time at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She has designed and taught courses such as Business History, Science Journalism, Diaspora Studies, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies, British Literature, World Literature, and Indian Writing in English. She also specializes in designing and delivering courses in Business History, Academic Writing, and Spoken Business Communication. Her research interests are in the areas of Diaspora studies, Business History, Postcolonial Studies, and Gender Studies.
Dr Trivedi is the Academic Advisor for the Pattani Archives. This is a project that involves archiving and researching the life and times of the erstwhile diwan of Bhavnagar State, Sir Prabhashankar Pattani. Important from the perspective of not just chronicling the business history of the princely states of Saurashtra-Kathiawad region of Gujarat from the early 20th century, this project is also significant because it sheds light on the administrative, economic, political, and social history of Bhavnagar. Dr Trivedi is interested in exploring the provincial histories that emerge from the reading of the archives and juxtaposing them against a larger national narrative of politics and culture.
Trivedi, T. “The Princely State of Bhavnagar: A Study of its Institutional and Economic Practices”. The Second International Conference on Indian Business and Economic History. August 24-27. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. (Online paper presentation)
Trivedi, T. “The Ghostly Vernacular: Language in Indo-Fijian Poetry”. International Conference on Language Ideologies and the ‘Vernacular’ in South Asian Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature(s) and Public Spheres. March 15-17, 20201. Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia and South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. (Online Paper Presentation).
Trivedi, T. “Precarity and Resistance in Oceanic Literature”. In South Asian Review. Routledge Taylor and Francis, Vol 39. 8th January 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02759527.2018.1544807
Trivedi, T., Kennedy, John J. and Abhaya N.B., “Peripatetic world of the Indo-Fijian diaspora in Brij V Lal’s Mr Tulsi’s Store”. GNOSIS. January 2019. Pp. 99-107.
Trivedi, T. “The Dance of Displacement: The Case of Indian and African Migrants in the Caribbean”. GNOSIS, Vol. 2, Oct. 2015, Pp. 65-74.
Trivedi, T. “Fragmented Lives: Locating ‘Home’ in Poems of Sudesh Mishra”, in Borders and Mobility in South Asia and Beyond, Eds. Reece Jones and Md. Azmeary Ferdoush. Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam. 2018, Pp. 249-265.
Trivedi, T. “On the Vectors of Intangible Cultural Heritage and History: A Study of Indo-Fijian Literary Tradition”. International Conference on Heritage Management and Practice: Developing Integrated Approaches. December 14-16, 2018. Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India. (Paper Presentation)
Trivedi, T. and Abhaya, N.B., “Peripatetic world of the Indo-Fijian diaspora in Brij V Lal’s Mr Tulsi’s Store”, at The International Conference on “Transnationalism, Culture and Diaspora in the Era of Globalisation organized by The Centre for Study of Diaspora at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 21-23 February 2018. (Paper Presentation)
Trivedi, T. “Precarious Poetry: Institutionalized Ecological Destruction and the Changing Idea of Home in Fijian Literature”, 18th Annual South Asian Literary Conference, New York, January 2018. (Paper Presentation)
Trivedi, T. “Sudesh Mishra’s ‘Un-homely’ poetry: The Case of Indians in Fiji”, 33rd Annual Symposium of Borders and Mobility, University of Hawaii, April 7, 2016. (Skype Presentation)
Trivedi, T. “The Sacral Diaspora- A Study of Indo-Fijian Literature”, Grappling with the Sacred, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Conference 2016, IIT Chennai, January 21-24, 2016.
Published two textbooks – Mindscapes I and II for the undergraduate students of Christ University (2010-2012) with Macmillan Publications, Bangalore.
2018 SALA Graduate Student Paper Prize for the paper: “Precarious Poetry: Institutionalized Ecological Destruction and the Changing Idea of Home in Fijian Literature”, New York, 2018.
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