Prof C Vijayasree passes away

We regret to share the sad news of passing away of Prof C Vijayasree, 58, in the early hours this morning (May 19, 2012). Chaganti Vijayasree was Professor of English at Osmania University and also Director of the Osmania University Centre for International Programmes. She had published books on Mulk Raj Anand and Suniti Namjoshi, and several volumes of translation from Telugu, including the translation of Gurzada Appa Rao's 'Kanyasulkam' along with Prof T Vijay Kumar. She also edited collections of critical essays on a wide range of subjects. 


In a tribute to her, Prof Harish Trivedi, Chairman of IACLALS (Indian Chapter of Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) had this to say, “Prof Vijayasree was the Vice-Chair of  IACLALS as well as the International ACLALS from 2001 to 2004, a term that came to a magnificent culmination with the Triennial ACLALS Conference held in Hyderabad  in 2004. As Prof Meenakshi Mukherjee was never tired of saying, it was Vijayasree who was responsible for tirelessly marshalling the facilities and resources which turned that conference into a most memorable academic event, and the significance of Vijayasree's great contribution was further underlined by her cheerful self-effacing modesty. Vijayasree was also instrumental in organizing a highly successful birth-centenary conference on her favourite author Mulk Raj Anand with major international participation in Hyderabad.”

(Submitted by GSP Rao, May 19, 2012)

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