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Dr. Kongkona Dutta

Dr. Kongkona Dutta

Dr. Kongkona Dutta

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (IIT Madras) - UGC JRF
Faculty Unique ID : 1-9539378695


Dr. Kongkona firmly believes German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer’s remark: “The task is, not so much to see what no one has seen yet; but to think what nobody has thought yet, about that which everybody sees”. Dr. Dutta is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai. The principle to think, pause, and re-think is what guides Dr. Kongkona’s teaching, learning, and research spirit.

Dr. Dutta holds PhD from the prestigious IIT Madras, in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, specializing in English Literature. Her research delves into the intersection of literature, politics, and human values. Dr. Dutta’s doctoral thesis, titled “Political Conservatism, Peace, & Preservation: An Inquiry into the Writings of T.S. Eliot,” exemplifies her expertise in exploring nuanced themes in literature. Her dedication to Peace and Conflict literature, Contemporary Identity Studies, and Communication Studies is evident in her multifaceted academic journey.

As an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at the Thiagarajar School of Management, Dr. Dutta brings over more than two years of post-Ph.D. teaching experience to her students. She is adept at fostering critical thinking, nurturing creative writing skills, honing communication proficiency, and offering a comprehensive understanding of literature across genres.

Dr. Dutta firmly believes in the 3C Principle: Curiosity, Creativity, & Conscience. Her teaching modules are known for their innovation and solution-oriented approach, empowering students, and young professionals to think critically, communicate effectively, and unearth insights from diverse narratives.

Dr. Dutta’s interests extend beyond the classroom. She is a certified Behavioral Analyst by TalentMetrix, reflecting her commitment to understanding human behavior. Her fascination with classical literature, ancient wisdom, and global folktales further enriches her perspective.

Her contributions to academic literature are noteworthy. Notable publications include “Peace and Interpersonal Conflicts in T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Commentary” in GNOSIS, “Centre That Holds: An Inquiry into the Model of Peace and Protection in T.S. Eliot’s Selected Ariel Poems” in the IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship & a book chapter namely “Rethinking English Communication Syllabus in the Indian Context: An Exploratory Study” in the book Reimagining Education.

Currently, Dr. Dutta is engaged in exploratory and qualitative research in the realm of diverse literary genres, particularly focusing on gender, identity, communication, and vulnerability issues. In future, Dr. Kongkona envisions exploring diverse forms of human vulnerabilities and their socio-cultural implications for a sustainable future.

  • “Peace and Interpersonal Conflicts in T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Commentary” GNOSIS, Author: Kongkona Dutta, Co-author: Dr. Hemachandran Karah, October2019, Volume 6 Issue 1,pp.134-143 http://thegnosisjournal.com/online/book/issue_1_c20ad4d76fe97759aa27a0c99bff6710_12.pdf
  • “Centre That Holds: An Inquiry into the Model of Peace and Protection in T.S. Eliot’s Selected Ariel Poems”
  • IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship, Author: Kongkona Dutta, July 27, 2020, volume 9, Issue 1, pp.112-126, https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.06
  • “Digital Humanities and the Virtue of Tolerance: A Justification towards Building and Sharing” Asian Quarterly, an International Journal of Contemporary Issues. Peer-reviewed, UGC approved, print journal. Author: Kongkona Dutta, August 2019
  • “Managing Self and Harmony: Bhagavad Gita’s Quest through Paradoxes” Nehru School of Management Journal, Author: Kongkona Dutta, March 2017

Book Chapter Publications

  • “The Making of a Bereaved Yet Hostile Identify: What went Wrong with the Boss in Katherine Mansfield’s Story “The Fly.” Identify: Reflections & Paradigms, Purbayon Publishers, Guwahati. 2023. ISBN:978-81-19001-77-4
  • “Rethinking English Communication Syllabus in the Indian Context: An Exploratory Study”. Reimagining Education. Eureka Publishers. August 2023. ISBN: 978-9391260897. Amazon link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/9391260896/

Working Papers

  • “Peace & Preservation Via Frictional Continuity: Analysis of T.S. Eliot’s Notes Towards Definition of Culture”. Author: Dr. Kongkona Dutta
  • “Existential Communication as an Approach to Cope with Moral Disgust”. Author: Dr. Kongkona Dutta
  • “Understanding and Addressing the Adverse Impact of WhatsApp Group Chat Use on New Recruits”. 1st Author: Dr. Kongkona Dutta, 2nd author: Dr. Nachiketas Nandakumar
  • Contemporary Business Communication I (Oral)
  • Contemporary Business Communication II (Written)
  • Corporate Readiness Toolkit (Value Added Course)
Administrative Responsibilities


Conferences Attended

  • Presented a paper entitled “Representations of Gendered Vulnerability through Gullible Characters in Selected India Folktales” at 3-day virtual International Conference on Gender Perspectives and Representations: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges, VIT-AP. June 2023
  • Presented a paper entitled “Understanding the Poetics of Survival via Plastic theorization Louise Gluck’s Selected Poems” at 2-day International Conference (virtual) on Plastic Turn, at Department of English, University of North Bengal, August 3-4, 2023.
  • Presented paper entitled “Moral Choice and Compliance: Exploration of Justice in T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” in The Asian conference on Arts and Humanities (ACAH) conducted by The International Academic Forum, (IAFOR), Tokyo, Japan, 2019
  • Presented paper titled “Digital Humanities and the Virtue of Tolerance: A
  • Justification towards Building and Sharing” in 7th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture, 2018 organized by Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune, India
  • Presented paper titled “Literary Modernism, Bhagavad Gita and Empathy: A Review of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land” in Inaugural Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) Conference, 2018 at The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Presented paper titled “Trust Building within A Suspicious Realm of Social Inclusiveness: A Revisit into Gandhi’s Ideas from Bhagavad Gita” in National Seminar on Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in the 21st Century: Lessons from Gandhi, 2019 held at GITAM School of Gandhian Studies
  • Presented paper entitled “Decoding “Commensurable but Unequal”: Jane Austen’s Treatment of Equality in Sense and Sensibility and Lady Susan” in National Seminar on Jane Austen, 2018 at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras
  • Presented paper titled “The Epistemology of Human Negotiations as appeared through Bhagavad Gita and Dhammapada: A Comparative Analysis” in National Conference on Comparative Humanities: Re- Configuring Humanities Across Cultures, 2017 held at Department of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFLU, Hyderabad