Literature plays dominant role in influencing society

Literature plays dominant role in influencing societyStaff of Andhra University along with Sri Lanka-based trainee of Organisational development Mahim Mendis releasing the 'souvenir' of conference in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
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Speaking about the role of literature, University VC G Nageswara Rao said "Literature always has historical influence on culture and culture also influences literature."

Visakhapatnam: "Mindful communication is the need of the hour and literature serves this purpose," said Mahim Mendis, a Sri Lanka-based trainee of Organisational development at the inauguration of the three-day international conference on 'Interdisciplinary studies of Literature and Culture.' The conference was organised by the English Department of Andhra University here on Thursday on Andhra varsity campus.

Speaking about the role of literature, University VC G Nageswara Rao said "Literature always has historical influence on culture and culture also influences literature."

International scholars from Afghanistan, Iraq, Ethiopia and other countries presented their scholarly papers at the conference. Reflecting his views on the conference, Diriba Eticha Tujuba, representative of Ethiopian scholars of Andhra University, said that literature plays a dominant role in influencing and changing any society.

Participants from across the State and nation headed to the city to present their papers at the conference. An assistant English Professor of Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, B S S Bhagavan said, "I am passionate about literature, so I want to take inputs given by the experts from the panel discussions. Though I am visually challenged, I never stopped learning. Literature always brings solace to me."

Rector of Andhra University M Prasada Rao, Principal of Arts College K Ram Mohan Rao, Director of the Conference P Rajendra Karmakar, HoD of English Department D Pedaraju and others attended the inauguration.

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