Work Experience :
** September 2007-February 2009. Lecturer, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
** Summer 2008. Lecturer. Intensive Hindi. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, USA.
** October 2006-July 2007. Senior Lecturer (English & Communication Skills) at Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, PANIPAT, INDIA. (Affiliation** Staffordshire University, UK).
** May 2006- September 2006. Worked as a Business English and Communication/Soft Skills faculty Coordinator and trainer for NCR region at Regional Headquarters (North) of ICFAI National College Gurgaon. INDIA.
** April 2006 – June 2006 Visiting faculty NRAI School of Mass Communication New Delhi, INDIA. Communicative English and Soft Skills.
** March 2006 -June 2007, Visiting faculty at Hindi Academy, New Delhi, INDIA .Government of Delhi for courses conducted by Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University of Journalism. Research Methodology, Mass Communication, and Translation studies.
** November 2005 to March 2006, Assistant Editor, Manushi English Bimonthly devoted to Human Rights Issues. New Delhi. Ed. Madhu Kishwar (Published By : Manushi Trust, Delhi, INDIA.
** 2005-2006. Sr. Translator (fiction) Rajkamal Publications Delhi, INDIA.
** October 2005 –June 2006, Visiting Lecturer, (Mass Communication), Research and Development, and Linguistic Aspects of Translation Practice) Hindi Akademi, government of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA.
** August 2003- May 2005 HINDI TA University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
** Summer 2003 LECTURER HINDI University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
** August 1999-May 2003 HINDI TA University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
** Summer 1999 HINDI TA, Study Abroad Program, University of California Berkeley at University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA.
** Summer 1998 HINDI TA, Study Abroad Program, National University of Korea, Seoul atUniversity of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA :
** May 1997-1998 Research Astt, Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA.
** Jan 1997-April 1997 SUB-EDITOR, Monthly Bilingual (Hindi-English) of Sulabh International, Delhi, INDIA.
** June-Aug 1996, Office Astt, Aurobindo School of Integral Education. Chandigarh, INDIA.
My aim always is to turn the multiplicity (of languages, cultures, and race etc) into an asset rather than visualizing it as a problem wherever I work. My preferred workplace is everywhere and choicest are academia, publishing industry, media and corporate training.Academic & Professional Qualification :
** M. Phil in Linguistics (1997) Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi, DELHI
** P. G. Diploma in Translation,(1997) University of Delhi, DELHI
** M.A. in Linguistics (1995) Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi, DELHI
** B.A. (English) Hons. (1993) JCC Jamshedpur, University of Ranchi, RANCHIResearch & Publication :Books/Book Chapter :
** 2002. `The So called Dialects of Northern Bihar' in Bhasha Na Samjhi Jaane Waali Bhasaayen (In Hindi) Deshkaal : New Delhi
** 2000.With Yamuna Kachru and Rajesh Kumar. Prathmik Hindi (Elementary Hindi Text Book) University of Illinois : Urbana-ChampaignForthcoming/Under Research :
** Dynamics of Language Shift in Maithili (Ms.)
** Translation : Engel sind schwarz und weib (German) “Angels are Black and White” By Ulla Berkewicz into Hindi to be published by Rajkamal Prakashan in May 2008.
** Aspects of Contemporary Colloquial Hindi. MS.
** `Word Formation in Maagdhi Language Family', Accepted in Indian Linguistics.
** With K. Sponsored links :
V. Subbarao. Is India a Politeness Area : Some Linguistic Evidences. MS.
** The Issue of Maithili Identity : Some Aspects of Maithili Language Movement MS.
** The Address System and the Discourse of Power in Hindi Cinema. MS.Research Papers presented :
** 2001. ‘On Hindi Dialectics and Grammatical Feature Continuum' at XXIII South Asian Languages Analysis Universitat Konstanz, Konstanz : Germany
** 2001. With Lewei Gao & Yoko Horikawa. `Locating Power in Asian Gendered Discourse' Midwestern Conference on Critical Sociolinguistics University of Illinois : Urbana-Champaign.
** 2001. With Sunita Singh & Rajesh Kumar. 'From Devanagari to Total Immersion' Conference of African Languages Teachers Association. University of Wisconsin : Madison.
** 1999. Syntactic Strategies and Politeness Phenomena : A Cross-Linguistic Study of the Languages of Northern Bihar M.Phil Dissertation University of Delhi India.
** 1999. `Syntax of Politeness in Magadhan Languages' II International Conference of South Asian Languages and Linguistics Panjabi University : Patiala India.
1997. Adverbials in Hmar, Masters Dissertation in Linguistics, University of Delhi : DelhiOthers Briefs :Translation In Hindi/Maithili :
** Bapuji, T.R. 1982 Dimensions of Sociolinguistics. Hyderabad : University of Hyderbad
** Thakur, V. forthcoming. Representative Short Stories of Maithili. Patna : Bhakha Prakashan (in negotiation)
** Unpublished Short Stories & poems
Language Skills :
** Native Fluency in Hindi-Urdu, Maithli
** Native-Like Fluency : English, Bengali, Bhojpuri and Magahi
** Working Knowledge : Sanskrit and Marathi, PanjabiProfessional Memberships :
** American Association of Applied Linguistics
** Delhi University Linguistics Association
** Akhil Bhartiya Yuva Patrkar Sangathan Delhi (All India Young Journalists Association)Organizing Committee :
** International Seminar on Multilingualism 1997 University of Delhi
** 2nd International Seminar on South Asian Languages and Linguistics 1999 Punjab University, Patiala, India.Computer Skills :
** Knowledge of all kinds of Word-Processing on Windows and Mac systems.
** Knowledge of primary web-designing through workshops at University of Illinois, have used softwares such as Dreamweaver and Microsoft Frontpage
** Some primary knowledge of educational softwares such as Mallard and BlackboardExtracurricular :
** Have been member of the interview committee of IIE Fulbright Program at University of Michigan. Fall 2008
** Managing member of Hindi Wikipedia.
** Attended Workshop on South Asian Languages organized by office of National Intelligence and Security, Washington DC at University of Texas. November 2-3. 2007.
** Members of National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) in Ranchi University.
** Member of the University of Illinois reading group on Language, Politics & Language Policy, part of an IPHCR funded project.
** Cultural Chair of Pratibha Kendra for 2 years, A regional level Non-Governmental Organization at Jamshedpur India.
** Members of Champaign-USA chapters of ASHA (NGO working for education of underprivileged children in India) and SPICMAC (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music Among Youths).
** Resource person for NGO Eklavya, working for innovative education for the children of primary schools in Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
** Click for some of my poetry on Anubhuti, click for my BLOG, Other articles available on Abhivyakti, Hindi Nest and Prabhasakshi online.
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