R. Purnima, Professor of English (Retd), Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru.
Academic Qualification   M.A. Ph. D,    Diploma in German.
Dissertation Title: The Concept of the ‘Fallen Woman’: A Study of the Novels of Hawthorne, Flaubert, Hardy and Karanth
Ph. D obtained under the guidance of Professor U. R. Ananthamurthy                 



Positions held

Besides Writing/editing Books/Articles, Chairing Sessions, Delivering Talks, Conducting Workshops, Presenting Papers in State, National, InternationalSeminars/Conferences,I have acted, directed, produced, done concept designing, script writing and costume designing.

Books as Editor

Books as Author


Additional Accomplishments
Passed Junior Hindustani Vocal (1998), Talavadya (Tabla, 1999) conducted by Karnataka Secondary Examination Board
Given Sitar recitals in Mysore, Bangalore, Kundagol, Raichur, Shimoga, Ikkeri, Dharmasthala and Chennai
Given Kathak Dance performances in Mysore, Bangalore, Mandya, Dharmasthala, Mercara, Sakleshpur, Nanjangud and other places

After superannuation, on a voluntary basis, Teaching Basic English through English Theatre to children going to Government/and Government-Aided Schools (gone to 30 Districts in Karnataka) besides teaching students of a Pre-University College, (also taught Research Scholars of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Research and Extension Centre of the University of Mysore) 

Residence - R. Purnima   2907/1, III Main Road, V.V. Mohalla, Mysuru  570002
Mobile  09632315924                   

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