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The Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies is the only Department in India which offers courses in Slavonic languages namely Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian and Hungarian from the Finno-Ugrian group of languages. Today’s interconnected world places several challenges before contemporary students in respect of the knowledge and understanding of various global languages and cultures. The Department addresses the immediate need of a large number of students who aspire to travel and be academically prepared for study and employment in global institutions. In this sense, the Department fulfills a largely under-served critical need in the country by directly making students conscious of a rich heritage and making them employable. The courses offered by the Department have a two-fold aim - to empower students to become fluent users of these languages and to acquaint them with the diverse and rich civilizations of the important regions of East - Central Europe and Russia. The approach to teaching adopted by the Department is interdisciplinary and intercultural and we aim to create and emphasize a broad-based outlook that can promote critical and analytical skills of the students and enable them to research both traditional and emerging disciplines. The Department provides an exciting, vibrant, and affable environment to pursue language and literature study by critically exposing students to some of the greatest literary works and scholarly writings produced in East-Central Europe and Russia and encouraging them to analyze them against the backdrop of Western European and Indian cultures. This is further enhanced by developing language skills not merely through text-books and dynamic interaction but also by laying emphasis on other activities like film shows, exhibitions, quiz programmes, celebration of national festivals etc. This provides direct exposure to the languages and cultures of these societies and makes language learning a more meaningful and enjoyable experience with a lasting and long-term impact.


: Dr. Ranjana Saxena


1st Floor Tutorial Building University of Delhi


: 27662226


: 27662226




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1.”Aesthetical and Ethical Aspects in the work of A. Solzhenitsyn” Research Scholar – Mrs. Shradha Singh. Supervisor – Dr. A. K. Maurya


2.”Contemporary Russian Women’s Prose. A study with special reference to the literary works of M.Arbatova” Research Scholar – Mrs. Neerja Anand.Supervisor – Dr. Ranjana Saxena


3.”Images of Russian society in the Contemporary Russian Systoplan Literature” Research Scholar- Mr. Vinod Sudhakar Joshi. Supervisor – Dr. Ranjana Saxena


4.”Problems of lexical translation with special emphasis on auxiliary verbs from English to Russian and vice-versa” Research Scholar - Mr. Ritesh Kumar.Supervisor- Dr. R.K.Nagpal


5.”Gender dynamics in the post-Soviet Russian Literature: A study of the storie by Lyudmila S Petrushevskaya” Research Scholar - Miss Fahmina Naaz.Supervisor – Dr. Ranjana Saxena


6.”The image of Labour Camp in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by A.I.Solzhenitsyn and Kolyma Tales by V.T.Shalamov” Research Scholar – Mr. Satyendra Kumar. Supervisor – Dr. Ranjana Saxena


7.”End of the World as depicted in the Russian Literature of the end of the century – A study of the mark of Cassandra by Ch. Aitmatov. The Last Pastoral by A. Adamovich and the new Robinson L. Petrushevskaya” Research Scholar – Miss Arti Gupta Supervisor – Dr. Ranjana Saxena


8.”Representation of the image of the Prisoner of the Caucasus in Contemporary Russian Literature: An analysis of Stories by V. Makanin and L. Tolstoy”Research Scholar – Miss Sujata. Supervisor – Dr. Ranjana Saxena


9.”Narrative of the infirmary in Contemporary Russian Literature: A study of short stories by Russian Women at the end of 20th century” Research Scholar – Mr. Mridula Prasad. Supervisor – Dr. Ranjana Saxena


10.”Representation of the Afghan War in the Contemporary Russian Literature: A study of stories by O.N.Ermakov”Research Scholar – Mr. Umesh Chander.Supervisor – Dr. Neelakshi Suryanaraya


11.”Author’s Song – “Its origins and developments as a unique genre of Russian poetry and works of Bulat Okujava” Research Scholar – Mr. Taranjeet Singh.Supervisor – Dr. Neelakshi Suryanarayan


12.”Russian Literature on Internet (Runet): Dimensions and Challenges” Research Scholar – Mr. Manmeet. Supervisor – Dr. Neelakshi Suryanarayan




1.Major Research Project on “Images of India as Reflected in Bulgarian Literature & Culture”. Principal Investigator: Dr. Rashmi Joshi. Sponsoring Organization: University Grants Commission for 1.4.2007 to 31.12.2010
2.Major Research Project “New Women’s Prose: Themes, Iamages and Narratives (Russian Women’s Writing in Post-Soviet Era – 1991-2005) Principal Investigator: Dr. Ranjana Saxena. Sponsoring Organization: University Grants Commission for 1.2.2009 to 1.1.2011
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