School for the Study of Cuture
Department of Performing Arts

Profile of Faculty

Shakir Tasnim

Assistant Professor,
Department of Performing Arts

Cell: +918538979428

Educational Qualification:  

M.A.(Theatre Arts) from University of Mumbai, Mumbai

M.A. (English Literature) from MANUU,Hyderabad

M.Phil from  JNU, New Delhi.

Awards/ recognition:  
  1. Got scholarship to attend Odin Week Festival (under Eugenio Barba & Roberta Carreri) organized by Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark
  2. Delhi Urdu Academy Award for securing 1st position in M.Phil.
Area of Interest:   Indian & Western Theatre, Acting Theory and Techniques, Performance Studies, Applied Theatre
Courses Taught:   Dramatic Literature, Acting For Stage, Voice & Speech, Directorial Methods
Brief introduction:
  Before joining the Department  in the year 2013, I cleared my NET in Performing Arts (Theatre) in 2005  and NET-JRF in Urdu Literature. Also completed my 2 years Acting Course from Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, New Delhi (2000-02). As a freelancer in Mumbai, I had been associated with Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company. Presently pursuing my Ph.D. from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan(W.B).
Administrative responsibilities (with active period) With duration:
  1. Worked as a Warden, Boys Hostel from 19th Aug 2013 to 2016.
  2. Member, Board of Studies, Department of Contemporary and Tribal Customary Law, w.e.f. 29/03/2019 to till date.
  3. Members of different committees of the University.
Additional role/ responsibility:
  Served as Team Manager -  two times in National and one time in Zonal Youth Festival.
Articles Published/ Accepted:  

Research publications
Articles in Journals (Published/ Accepted)

Tasnim, Shakir, 2018. Bharatiye Lok Natya Parampara aur ‘Bidesiya’ Shaili. Padchinha. 6(12): 102-105. ISSN: 2231-1351
Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted)

Tasnim. Shakir, Salam Bin Razzaq Apne Afsanon Ke Aayine Mein, Maktaba-e-Sadaf, Muzaffarpur, 2013

Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Participation:

  1. S. Tasnim, 2013.  Dastangoi :Reviving form of Storytelling. Paper presented at the academic Seminar held during Akhra Tribal India Festival 2013 from 28/10/2013 to 30/10/2013 at the Central University of Jharkhand.
  2. S, Tasnim, 2014. Locating the Place and Influence of Mythology in Girish Karnad’s Plays. Paper presented at the ISTR International Conferenceheld at the Central University of Rajasthan, India from 08/01/2014 to 11/01/2014.
  3. S. Tasnim, 2014. Bharatiya Lok Natya Parampara Evam Bidesiya Shaili. Paper presented in an International Conference on “Lok Sahitya va Sanskriti:Samarthya Aur Chunautiyan” organised by Department of Hindi, Faculty of Arts,Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U) from 30/01/2014 to 31/01/2014.
  4. S. Tasnim, 2014. Shilappadikaram and its Theatrical Elements. Paper presented in a National Seminar on “Language and Culture of Sangam Age and Its Impact on the Indigenous Tribal Communities in India” organised by Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Literature, CUJ from March 31-April 2, 2014.
  5. S. Tasnim, 2015. Bideshiya Shaili: Bharatiya Lok-NatyaParampara Ka Nirvahak. Presented a paper in a National Theatre Conference on “Bridging the Gap- Theatre of Roots and Modern Sensibilities” organised by Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, Chandigarh from January 29- January 31, 2015.
  6. S. Tasnim, 2018. Ekiswee Sadi Mein Urdu Theatre: Masayel aur Hal. Paper presented in a National Seminar on Ekiswee Sadi Mein Urdu Drama: Simt-o-Raftar organised by Department of Urdu, Calcutta Girls’College from 28 to 29 April, 2018
  7. Attended Odin Week Festival (under Eugenio Barba & Roberta Carreri) organized by Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark from 14-24 August 2018.
  8. 10 days Workshop on Dramaturgy by Goethe Institut, Kolkata from 18 - 27 November, 2019
  9. Participated in a two-week workshopSchool on Bhasa in Performance” at Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla from 29th Aug to 11th Sept. 2016
  10. Participated in 7th Theatre Appreciation Course held at National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi from May 28 – June 5, 2016
  11. Participated in a two-week workshop, “School on Natyashastra” at Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla from 26th Aug to 7th Sept 2014.
Program Organized:
  1. Directed a full-length play “Collage of Emotions” (a devised play) with first year MPA and BPA students on 15th April, 2019 at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.
  2. Directed a full length play “Return of Eklavya” by Salam bin Razzaque with the students of Central University of Jharkhand, performed in a National Theatre Festival at Audrey House, Ranchi in March 2019. Later converted in one act and won the 2nd best play award in Zonal Youth Festival at Darbhanga.
  3. Directed a full-length play “Doosra Adhyay” by Ajay Shukla  was performed in National Theatre Festival, Kolkata and   at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi in November 2018.
  4. Directed a full length play “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett with second year MPA students on 30th November 2017 at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.
  5. Directed a full length play “Saari Raat” by Badal Sircar with first year MPA students on 8th & 9th May 2017 at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.
  6. Directed a full length play “Court Martial” by Swadesh Deepak with final year MPA students on 22nd & 23rd  November 2016 at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. Later the play was invited in many National Theatre Festivals in 2017.
  7. Directed a full length improvised play based on the satirical piece of Hari Shankar Parsai’s “Das Din Ka Anshan” with MPA(Theatre) students which was presented on 21st September 2015 at IINRG, Ranchi.
  8. Directed a play “Ankahi Shuruaat” based on the two stories of Bhishm Sahni on the occasion of World Theatre Day on 27th March 2015.
Any other information:
  1. Prepared Syllabusfor Master in Performing Arts (MPA-Theatre).
  2. Prepared Syllabus for Bachelor in Performing Arts (BPA).
  3. Adapted the play “Madhyam Vyayog” originally written by   Mahakavi Bhasa (in Sanskrit),which were staged in various National Festivals i.e.Bharat Rang Mahotsav(Organised by National School of Drama,New Delhi), Nehru Centre Festival,Mumbai and Nandikar Festival(Organised by Nandikar, Kolkata) in the year  2004-05.
  4. Invited as Judge for Skit competition organised at Amity Universuty, Jharkhand
Updated as on:
  15 Jan. 2021