Mrunal P. Chavda
Dr. Mrunal Chavda is an Assistant Professor in the area of Business Communication at Indian Institute of Management Raipur. He holds a PhD in Drama from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He has also held the Post Doctoral Research Fellowship (Sociolinguistics) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, London.
His doctoral thesis was focused on the live production analysis of British South Asian theatre and Indian theatre in English by employing a method of analysis developed from Bharata's Natyashastra, an Indian treatise on performing arts. His postdoctoral research was centered on the documentation and critical analysis of South African Gujarati Literature. He has published research papers in top rated international and national peer reviewed journals and has presented his research papers at several reputed national and international conferences including South Asian Literary Association, International Federation for Theatre Research, and International Congress of Linguistics.
>> Chavda, M. (2020). The Natyashastra-based analysis of Mahesh Dattani’s Where Did I Leave My Purdah, Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, https://dx.doi.org/10.21659/rupkatha.v12n2.09, 12 (1), 1 - 13
>> Chavda, M. (2019). Performing Garba (The Clap Dance): Choreographic and Commercial Changes. Dance Chronicle, 42 (1), 78 - 101
>> Chavda, M. (2018). Dakshin Africana Gujartiono Bhartiya Rashtravaad: Ek Zalak [Indian Nationalism in South African Gujarati Poets: A Perspective]. Sabdasrushti , 421 (10), 87 - 96
>> Chavda, M. (2017). Reconceptualizing witches as Hijras in Macbeth: Tara Arts’ Adaptation. The Journal of Teaching and Research in English Literature, 8 (2),
>> Chavda, M. (2016). Review of Royona Mitra’s Akram Khan: Dancing New Interculturalism (Book Review). Asian Theatre Journal, 33 (2), 525 - 528
>> Chavda, M. (2016). Review of Sreenath Nair’s The Natyashastra and the Body in Performance: Essays on Indian Theories of Dance and Drama (Book Review). Contemporary Theatre Review, 26 (3), 377 - 378
>> Chavda, M. (2015). If only Bollywood… The case of British Asian theatre. South Asian Popular Culture, 13 (3), 235 - 250
>> Chavda, M. (2015). Review of Rachel Dwyer’s Bollywood’s India (Book Review). South Asian Popular Culture, 13 (1), 103 - 105
>> Chavda, M. (2015). Review of Graham Ley 'Ancient Greek and Contemporary Performance: Collected Essays’ (Book Review). New Theatre Quarterly, 31 (4), 399 - 400
>> Chavda, M. (2020). Gandhi’s Use of Rhetorical Questions in Hind Swaraj. Innovative Trends In Language, Literature, Culture, and Online Education (Online International Conference), CDC Department, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, August 24-25, 2020
>> Chavda, M. (2018). Gandhi’s writing Style. International Congress of Linguistics, Cape Town, South Africa
>> Chavda, M. (2018). South African Gujarati Literature: An Erasure of Literary Culture. South Asian Literary Association, New York
>> Chavda, M. (2017). Gujarati in Cape Town: A Preliminary Socio-cultural and literary analysis. National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Research (South Africa) and Indian Council for Social, Workshop, May 12, 2017 Sciences Research (India)
>> Chavda, M. (2016). Reconceptualizing witches as Hijras in Macbeth: Tara Arts’ Adaptation . ELTAI, Jaipur, 2016 (Awarded the best Paper Presentation 1st Cash Prize)
>> Chavda, M. (2016). Locating Intra / Inter / Cross cultural ‘Asian’ Performances in the UK. Symposium at the University of East London organized by Asian Performance Group, Tapra, UK, 2016
>> Chavda, M. (2016). Performing Garba (the clapping dance): Some Reflections on recent adaptations. Conference on Dance and Adaptation at De Monte Ford University, Leicester, 2016
>> Chavda, M. (2015). Analysing performer’s micro gestures using the Natyashastra. Post Graduate Humanities Conference, University of Exeter, 2015
>> Chavda, M. (2014). Performance Analysis of Where Did I Leave My Purdah. Theatre and Stratification. International Federation of Theatre Research, University of Warwick, 2014
>> Chavda, M. (2013). Practicing Comparative Literature in British Asian Theatre and Contemporary Indian Theatre. XIth CLAI Biennial International Conference 2013, The Journey and Scope of Comparative Literature: India and Beyond, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2013
>> Chavda, M. (2012). Tara Arts’ Samudramanthan in the Oceans of Multiculturalism. Post Graduate Humanities Conference, University of Exeter, 2012
>> Chavda, M. (2010). Interactive Media and ELT Practice at Sheetal Academy. International Conference on Interactive Media in Pedagogy: Learning English in & Beyond Classrooms in H. M. Patel, Jan 2010
>> Chavda, V., & Chavda, M. (2010). Mother Tongue Teaching and Language Policy. National Conference on ‘Mother Tongue Teaching and Language Policy, Ahmedabad, Feb 2010
>> Chavda, M. (2007). The Impact of Advertisement on Rural Consumer: A Study. Indian Conference on Management: Innovations for Growth in India - Opportunities and Challenges, Gandhinagar, Dec 2007
>> Chavda, M. (2007). Development through Newly Evolved Technology in Open and Distance Education. International conference on Open and Distance Education: Frontiers, Challenges and Strategies, Hyderabad in Aug 2007
Chapter in Book
>> Chavda, M. (2021). South African Gujarati Literature: An Inventory and Critical Commentary. South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (Forthcoming), eds. Rajend Mesthrie & Sonal Kulkarni
>> Chavda, M. (2015). ‘Chutnification of Asian ‘masala’ of British Asian Diaspora and the myth of Trishanku. Discovering Diaspora – A Multidisciplinary Approach, ed. Tine Vekemans
>> Chavda, M. (2009). Rhetoric of marginal identities: A comparative study of Sharankumar Limbale’s The Outcaste and Malcom X’s The Autobiography. Exploring Fourth World Literature: Tribals, Adivasis, Dalits, ed. Raja Shekhar, ISBN: 9788178510828
>> Chavda, M. (2017). Navaratri: the longest dance festival; Gender in Gujarati language; and Types of sentence in Gujarati, https://gu.oxforddictionaries.com .
>> Chavda, M. (2013). Exeter celebrates theatre this January The Tab Exeter, Jan 15, 2013 (Online Newspaper).
>> Chavda, M. (2012). My Journey into Research…Beginnings: Issues Involved in Working with Human Subjects to Capture and Document Emotional Response, University of Exeter Aug 15, 2012.
>> Chavda, M. (2012). Four Poems published in an anthology published by Brian Wrixon, Canada http://www.blurb.com/books/3822960-in-praise-in-memory-in-ink .
ii. Language Champion and Blogger at Oxford Living Dictionaries (Gujarati) with Oxford Dictionaries (online), since Jul 2017