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Established in 1985, Indian Association for Canadian Studies postulates Canadian Studies as a multidisciplinary research methodology in a comparative framework of research and teaching of Indo-Canadian topics. The Department of English, Acharya Nagarjuna University is pleased to organize the International Conference on “Building Bridges of Friendship: Canada and India” during 07-09 January 2020. This conference will attempt to review and evaluate the validity of this field for mutual benefit of Canada and India. The conference therefore will bring together researchers and teachers from various disciplines to examine and discuss the ways of developing friendship between India and Canada. Apart from plenaries, there will be parallel sessions of paper presentations and workshops. The twin aspects of research and pedagogy will be the focus of the Conference as it will be a forum for presenting and exchanging new work and ideas in Indo-Canadian Studies.
Executive Committee
1. Prof. Jagadish Joshi (President)
2. Prof. K. Ratna Shiela Mani (Vice- President)
3. Prof. Hitesh Raviya (Secretary)
4. Dr. Mukesh G. Bhesaniya (Treasurer)
1. Dr. Iros B. Vaja
2. Dr. Meera A. Vasani
3. Dr. Dushyant B. Nimavat
Resource Persons:

Prof. Derek Irwin (China), Dr. Wendy Bowcher (China), Prof. JIT Shalin (Canada), Prof. Shawn Brake (Canada), Prof. Alex Kure (Nigeria), Prof. Victor Mojela (South Africa), Dr. Kevin Balchin (UK), Prof. Xu Xunfeng (Hong Kong), Prof. C.R. Visweswara Rao (Hyderabad), Prof. M. Prabhakar (Varangal), Prof. K.N. Sivaraman (Chennai) are some of the experts attending the Seminar.

About the Host Institution:

Acharya Nagarjuna University is named after the great Buddhist preceptor and philosopher, Acharya Nagarjuna, who founded a University on the banks of river Krishna many centuries ago, and made it a great centre of learning, attracting a large number of teachers and students from distant parts of the world. It has 44 academic departments, including several self-financed courses. The University has been accredited with NAAC ‘A’ grade. The Department of English was established in 1967. It has successfully organized several International and National seminars.

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