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Desmond Kharmaphlang

Prof Of Culture And Creative Studies, NEHU

Desmond Kharmaphlang is Professor of Cultural and Creative Studies, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He is a poet, folklorist, and short story writer. He has published collections of poetry and books on folklore and folkloristics. He has also collected, compiled, and edited folk narratives and folk songs of Northeast India. An associate member of the Folklore Fellows instituted by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, he was on the executive board of the Belief Narrative Network of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research from 2011 to 2021. He has held teaching positions as Visiting Professor at various universities in India and abroad, the latest being the Dyason Visiting Fellowship at Melbourne University (2018), Ca Foscari University in Venice (2019) and the University of South Wales at Cardiff in the UK (2019). As a professor, he teaches folkloristics at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He is Principal Investigator of the project titled ‘Protecting Endangered Heritage in the Abode of Clouds’, a project undertaken in collaboration with Melbourne University and sponsored by the British Library.