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SEMINARS ON DEVKOTA RESEARCH

1. On Thursday, the 21st. of August, 2008 (Bhadra 5, 2065), Devkota Centre invited some fifteen scholars to a brainstorming session at Kavi-Kunja. The purpose was to discover various ways of promoting Devkota scholarship. The group decided that it would meet about twice every month to study Devkota. Since these scholars come from various campuses of the capital, they will also suggest and encourage their students to conduct research on the works of Poet Devkota. On this occasion, this group also discussed the poet's "A Fling On the Past," a poem that is also concerned with the status of foreign languages in Nepal.

2. On Thursday, the 18th. of September, 2008 (Ashwin 2, 2065), Devkota Centre held its second seminar in the series on Devkota Research. The group discussed "A Fling on the Past" in more detail. Padma Devkota suggested a list of books to be read on the life and works of Mahakavi Devkota. Then, the group discussed some tentative topics for theses. The seminar ended with the decision that Padma Devkota will collect and provide a handout of tentative thesis topics that students may want to write their research on.