Aligarh : Renowned Marathi writer and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Prof Rajan Gavas delved into specific procedures and techniques for identifying, selecting, processing, and analyzing research in the Marathi literature which allows the readers to critically evaluate the study’s overall validity and reliability.
He was speaking as the Chief Guest of the online seven-day National workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Marathi’ of the Department of Modern Indian Languages, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised in collaboration of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi and UGC- Human Resource Development Centre, AMU.
“To find the best research formula, the researcher must explore the search tools and grade them before presenting the facts in a research paper”, said Prof Rajan.
He added: “The purpose of academic research is to explore the causal relationship between the elements of literature with time, social conditions, literary biographies and readers”.
In the presidential remarks, AMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor pointed out: “Research is a basic human tendency and human beings have been researching and advancing in different fields. It also brings a gradual change in the way human beings view themselves and how they look at society”.
Marathi language, which occupies a high stature in world literature is full of quality research, remarked the Vice Chancellor.
“Literature research goes beyond the study of the languages, touching many areas of life and discovery in other fields also leaves an impact on literature”, said the Guest of Honour, Dr Faiza Abbasi (Director, UGC-Human Resource Development Centre).
Dr Taher H Pathan (Programme Director) spoke about how research degrees are linked to jobs, promotions, and pay raises.
He cautioned the young generation against plagiarism saying that the practice is detrimental to the future of the language and literature.
Prof. Kranti Pal (Chairman, Department of Modern Indian Languages) delivered the welcome address and Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar extended the vote of thanks.
Prof Avinash Avalgaonkar (Former Head of Marathi Department, Savitribai Phule Pune University), Prof Kailash Ambhure (Marathi Department, Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad), Prof Chandrakant Waghmare (Department of Marathi, Rani Channama University, Belgaum), Prof Ashutosh Patil (Department of Marathi, Poet Bahinabai Chaudhary North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon), Prof Sudhakar Shelar (Head of Marathi Research Center, Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar), Prof Shelen Lende (Former Head, Department of Marathi, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University), Prof Vandana Mahajan (Head of Marathi Department, University of Mumbai), Prof Sunil Ramteke (Head of Marathi Department, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai), Prof Manoj Tayde (Former Head of Department, Department of Marathi, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University), Prof Nand Kumar Morey (Department of Marathi, Shivaji University, Kolhapur), Prof PrithvirajTaur (Department of Marathi, Swami Ramananda Tirtha Marathwada University, Nanded), Prof Dasu Vaidya (Head of Marathi Department, Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad), Prof Prabhakar Desai (Head, Department of Marathi, Savitribai Phule Pune University), Dr Taher H Pathan, Prof Shivaji H (Head, Marathi Department, Shivaji College Kannada), Prof Ram Raunekar (Head, Marathi Department, Matsyodari College, Ambad), Prof Anil Sapkal (Department of Marathi, University of Mumbai), Prof Nishikant Mirajkar (Former Dean, University of Delhi) delivered lectures on various research methodology topics.
In the valedictory session, the Chief Guest, Prof Satish Badve remarked: “Since language obscurity is a major obstacle in studying medieval literature, it is imperative to understand the differences and finer details”.
Speaking on the study of the language of medieval texts as an important field of knowledge, he elaborated that the language of those texts is a sample of the language of that time and its phonology, morphology, grammar, vocabulary and semantics.
Dr Faiza Abbasi presided over the session.
Prof Nisar Ahmed Khan (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) was the Chief Guest of the Valedictory session, which also had Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar and Prof Kranti Pal as the Guests of Honour.