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Conference Preamble

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974

The aspiration for journeys is the quintessential feature of human beings. A travelogue is born when the memories take the shape of words and visuals.   Travel writing is considered as a unique literary genre that records the experiences of travelers in the form of vivid descriptions, illustrations and historical background.

Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature defines Travel literature as a “non fiction prose form that depends largely on the wit, powers of observation, and character of the traveller for its success. In past centuries, the traveller tended to be an adventurer or a connoisseur of art, landscape, or strange customs who may also have been a writer of merit.”

Since the thrust area of National Conference on “Textual and Visual Evidences of Exploration in Travel Literature” 2k20 is ‘Travel Narratives’, its primary aim is to explore and discover the textual and visual evidences in travel writings recorded across the globe.

Objective of Conference

  • To explore and discover the textual and visual evidences in travel writings recorded across the globe.
  • To discuss current challenges in the area of Commerce and economics
  • To create awareness from a range of academic discipline which sheds light on the theme/sub-themes outlined.
  • To enhance the research output of the faculty and students of the department and to network with best minds in their discipline.
  • The conference also aims at encouraging the faculty for engaging in more & more research in particular creating environment, promoting research in every field of academics.

The conference is being organized by Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Rasayani, Maharashtra.