Romanticism, Nineteenth Century Bengal studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Visual Arts
Current Projects :
Completed Projects :
Home and the World: The Voice of Woman in the Emerging Consciousness of Nineteenth Century Bengal.
Principal Investigator of a UGC Minor Research Project
7th December 2011 to 7th June 2013
List of Publication :
1. Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Return of the Native’: A Critical Appraisal (Kolkata: Books Way, 2010) ISBN 978-93-80145-40-2
2. Symposium (2010 to 2018), the journal of the Department of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata; Peer reviewed with ISSN number 2320-1452, http://www.spcmc.ac.in/departmental-magazine/symposium/
3. Souvenir (2014 January) editor marking the Sesquicentenary of St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College.
4. Conference Proceedings for the UGC Sponsored National Conference titled Locating New Indianness: A Study of Contemporary Indian Literature in English. The Conference was organised jointly by The Deparments of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College and that of City College of Commerce and Business Administration, Kolkata and held on 21 and 22 March 2012.
5. Co-edited with Malini Bhattacharya, Romanticism in Bengal (1881-1922): An Anthology of Articles from Bangla (Kolkata: Papyrus, 2003). ISBN 81-8175-000-4.
1. ‘Paris 1968: A Study in Culture and Revolution’ in Shrimoyee Guha Thakurta and Varbi Roy (eds.) journal of humanities and social sciences (An International Refereed Journal), Theme: Protest and Mass Movement, pp. 9-24, September 2017, ISSN 0973-8738, Number 14. A journal published annually by Scottish Church College Kolkata.
2. ‘The Many Lives of Gitanjali’ in Piku Chowdhury (ed.) Evolving Horizons: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Education, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences (Peer Reviewed) pp. 20-27, Volume 5 November 2016, ISSN 2319-6521, an international journal from Satyapriya Roy College of Education, Kolkata.
3. ‘Mahesh Dattani and a few Questions on Identity’ in Shrimoyee Guha Thakurta and Varbi Roy (eds.) journal of humanities and social sciences (An International Refereed Journal), Theme: Postmodernism and its Critique, pp. 9-22, September 2016, ISSN 0973-8738, Number 13. A journal published annually by Scottish Church College Kolkata.
4. ‘Culture of Consumption: Rabindranath Thakur and his Inner Life’ in Sumita Naskar (ed.) and Sanjukta Dasgupta (ed.) Journal of the Department of English, University of Calcutta, pp. 23 – 34, February 2016, ISSN 2249-4537, 2014-15 Vol. xxxix.
5. ‘The Crises of Identity as a Postmodernist Feature’ in Dr. Naina Dey (ed.), Uttaran: Academic Journal of Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, pp. 84 – 95, 2016, ISSN 2395-2415.
6. ‘Shakespeare the Poet: Patron – ized’ in Dr. Anasuya Bhar (ed.), Symposium, pp. 18-28, December 2015, ISSN 2320-1452.
7. ‘Asutosh Chaudhuri’s “Kabya Jagat”: An Instance in the Reception of British Romanticism in Nineteenth Century Bengal’ in Dr. Anasuya Bhar (ed.), Symposium, pp. 92-97, December 2013, ISSN 2320-1452.
8. ‘Family Relations in Rabindranath’s Ghare Baire and Jogajog’ in Dr. Sk. Makbul Islam (ed.), Folklore and Folkloristics, (e-journal) Volume 4, No.1, June 2011.
9. ‘Twelfth Night Or, What You Will: A ‘faithful mirror of manners and of life’, or a Romance?’ in Anasuya Bhar (ed.), Symposium, 2010 (Dept. of English, St. Paul’s C.M. College, Kolkata), pp. 21-26.
10. ‘India and the World Today: A Reappraisal’ in Siddhartha Biswas (ed.), The Seminar Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored Seminar (April 10, 2008) on Ideology, Culture and Society: India and the World Today, (Kolkata: St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, 2009), pp. 36-38.
In Edited Volumes and Anthologies
11. ‘The Androgynous Mind and the Nuances of Artistic Expression’ in Dr. Shruti Lahiri (ed.) The Cult of the Androgyne: Reflections in Life and Literature, Art and Religion (New Delhi: Authorspress, 2020), pp. 172 – 184. ISBN 978-93-89110-67-8
12. ‘Memory is Poetry, Poetry Memory – A Study in the Nuances of the Mind’ in Dr. Syeda Ayesha Ali and Ms. Tayana Chatterjee (eds.) Interpretation of Memories: Literary, Psychological, Cultural and Historical Aspects (Kolkata: Rohini Nandan, 2017), pp. 129-134. ISBN 978-81-933615-8-0.
13. ‘The Myth called Hamlet’ in Santanu Das and Subhabrata Sinha Ray (eds.) Shakespeare Reconsidered: A collection of papers presented in an International Conference on Shakespeare (Kolkata: Rabindra Bharati University, 2016), pp. 52-64. ISBN 978-81-903618-8-0
14. ‘Romanticism in Nineteenth Century Bengal’ in Pradip Ranjan Sengupta (ed.) Romanticism and Romantic Poetry (Kolkata: Avenel Press, 2016), pp. 58-74. ISBN 978-93-80736-29-7
15. ‘A Part for the (W)hole?: An Analytic Study of Midnight’s Children’ in Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Prasanta Bhattacharyya (eds.) Mapping out the Rushdie Republic: Some Recent Surveys (UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), pp. 108-123. ISBN 978-1-4438-9784-6
16. ‘Writing her Voice: Autobiography as Expression of the Self in Nineteenth Century Bengal’ in Aparna Bandyopadhyay and Krishna Dasgupta (eds.) The ‘Other’ Universe: An Anthology of Women’s Studies (Kolkata: Setu Prakashani and Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, 2015), pp. 121-134. ISBN 978-93-80677-73-6
17. ‘The Relationship Game in A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Pradip Ranjan Sengupta (ed.), Summer? Night? Or Dream? A Collection of Critical Essays on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Burdwan: Avenel Press, 2014), pp. 58-67. ISBN 978-93-80761-49-7
18. ‘Ideas, Thoughts and Letters in The Japanese Wife’ in Ketaki Datta (ed.), Literature in Translation (Burdwan: Avenel Press, 2014), pp. 11-18, Conceptualized and Sponsored by Bidhannagar Government College. ISBN 978-93-80761-54-1
19. ‘ “Once Upon a time there was a bride, a ‘Robber Bride’ …” – A Reading of Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride’ in Ketaki Dutta (ed.), New Literatures in English: Fresh Perspectives (Kolkata: The Book World, 2011), pp. 320-326. ISBN 978-81-909991-6-8
20. ‘Gendering Roles: An Analysis of the ‘temperament’ and ‘mood’ in Macbeth’ in Pradip Ranjan Sengupta (ed.), Macbeth: Re-Explored (Burdwan: Avenel Press, 2011), pp. 50-57. ISBN 978-93-80761-09-1
21. ‘A Study of Four Indian Short Stories’ in Ketaki Dutta (ed.), Indo-Anglian Literature: Past to Present (Kolkata: Books Way, 2008), pp. 110-119.
22. ‘Folk Art in India’ in Dr. Sheikh Makbul Islam (ed.) Folkloristics: In Search of Root (Kolkata: Bangiya Sahitya Sansad, 2008), pp. 113-122.
Translations (Bengali to English) in Journals and Edited Volumes
23. In Dr. Awadhesh Misra (ed.), Kala Dirgha – International Journal of Visual Art, October 2013, Vol. 14, No. 27, ISSN 0976-1500, ‘Life’s Experiences find Expression in Art’ – Prasanta Daw (Translated by Anasuya Bhar from Bengali to English), pp. 53-56.
24. In Shaheen Akhtar and Moushumi Bhowmik (eds.) Women in Concert: An Anthology of Bengali Muslim Women’s Writings, 1904-1938, (Kolkata: Stree, 2008):
(a) ‘Khairunnesa Khatun: The Educationist’ pp. 51-64
(b) ‘Mrs. M. Rahman (1885-1926): A Portrait of Courage’ pp. 65-88.
25. In Malini Bhattacharya and Anasuya Ghosh (eds.), Romanticism in Bengal (1881-1922): An Anthology of Articles from Bangla, (Kolkata: Papyrus, 2003):
(a) ‘Literature of Despair’ – Hirendranath Dutta, pp. 107-115
(b) ‘The Poetry of Keats’ – Hemendra Prasad Ghose, pp. 125-130
Contributions to texts of Netaji Subhas Open University
For the undergraduate course in English Honours.
(a) Reading Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, Paper 1 Module 2, Units 17 to 21, pp.40-104 in 2000.
(b) Enlightenment Thought, Paper 4 Module 13, Unit 68, pp. 93-113 in 2002.
Membership of Professional Bodies :
English Study Centre
Centre for Studies in Romantic Literature
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Invited Lectures :
1. Invited Lecture entitled 'Bankimchandra and the Politics of Language in Mid-Nineteenth Century Bengal' under the scheme of Lecture Series of Interdisciplinary Studies in Jogamaya Devi College Kolkata on 30th April 2019 to the students of first year English and Bengali Honours.
2. Invited Lecture to the students of Second Semester English Honours on 'Rajmohan’s Wife: A Study' in Vivekananda College for Women, Barisha, Kolkata, on 27th March 2019.
3. Invited class lecture cum interactive session with the students of second year postgraduation in the Department of English, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, on 'The Country and the City: Romantic Perspectives', on 5th October 2018.
4. NSS co-ordinated Invited Lecture on International Women’s Day in St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata on 8th March 2018, entitled ‘If Shakespeare had a Sister…’.
5. Extension Lecture on ‘Edward II’ to the students of the Department of English, Vivekananda College for Women, Barisha Kolkata on 12th December 2017.
6. Extension Lecture on ‘Romanticism’ to the students of the Department of English, Vivekananda College for Women, Barisha Kolkata on 9th December 2017.
7. NSS co-ordinated Invited Lecture on International Women’s Day in St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata on 8th March 2017, entitled ‘8ei March’.
8. Lecture on ‘English Romanticism’, 5th April 2016 at Lady Brabourne College, Deparment of English.
9. Lecture on ‘Romanticism: A Spiritual Journey’ as part of ‘The History of English Literature Lecture Series’ organized by The English Study Center, at Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata, Department of English, on 3rd February 2016.
10. Lecture on ‘Theatre and Society: A Self-Reflexive Study of Twentieth Century English Drama’, 28th January 2016 at East Calcutta Girls’ College, Department of English.
Conference Presented Papers :
(i) Nazrul on Emmet: An Appraisal (invited) in a Two Day International Conference Sponsored by a Rusa 2.0 Major Research Project at the Department of English, Jadavpur University on 15th and 16th January 2020.
(ii) Re-appropriation of Western Epistemology in the Indian Ethos (invited) in a Two Day International Conference on ‘Re-thinking Romanticism’ organized by the Department of English, The Bhawanipur Education Society College Kolkata in collaboration with Indo British Scholars’ Association Kolkata on 10th and 11th January 2020.
iii) 'The Poetics of John Keats in Nineteenth Century Bengal' (invited) in a One Day State Level Seminar organized by CAS (Phase III), Department of English, Jadavpur University on “200 Years of Keats’s Great Odes”, on 13th September 2019.
(iv) 'Jane Austen and the Age of Revolution' (invited)in a one-day state level seminar organized by the Centre of Advanced Study (Phase III), Department of English, Jadavpur University on “From ‘the Great Tradition’ to Spin-Offs: Re-reading Jane Austen”, on 27th Febraury, 2019.
(v) 'Education and Culture in Nineteenth Century Bengal' in a State Government Sponsored National Seminar on Education and Culture, organized by Vivekananda College for Women Kolkata, on 4th and 5th April 2018.
(vi) 'Memory is Poetry, Poetry Memory – A Study in the Nuances of the Mind in Interpretation of Memories: Literary, Psychological, Cultural and Historical Aspects', a UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by the Department of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College Kolkata in collaboration with the Department of English, University of Calcutta held on 1st and 2nd December 2016, at the College Auditorium.
(vii) 'The Myth called ‘Hamlet’' in Shakespeare Reconsidered, the 25th UGC International Conference and Theatre Festival organized by the Department of Drama, Rabindra Bharati University in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, Government of India held between 17th and 20th March, 2015 at the premises of Jorasanko Thakurbari, Kolkata.
(viii) 'Ideas, Thoughts and Letters in ‘The Japanese Wife’' in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Literature in Translation, organized by the Department of English, Bidhannagar College, Kolkata in collaboration with Department of English, Barasat Govt. College, Kolkata, on 2nd and 3rd August 2013.
(ix) 'Romanticism in Nineteenth Century Bengal' in a Seminar entitled Romanticism, Romantic Poetry and the Classroom, organised by the Department of English, Behala College, Kolkata to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the College, on 3 December 2012
(x) 'Marlowe’s Plays in the ‘Wooden O’' in the UGC sponsored State-level Seminar titled Drama: The Elizabethan Experience organized by the Department of English Surendranath College for Women in collaboration with Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, on 15th December 2011.
(xi) 'Family Relations in Rabindranath’s Ghare Baire and Jogajog' in the day-long Seminar organised and hosted by St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, titled Ashim-er Chiro Bishmoy on 7th April 2011.
(xii) 'Asutosh Chaudhuri’s ‘Kabya Jagat’ (1886): A Study in the Reception of Romanticism in Nineteenth Century Bengal' in the Annual International Seminar of The Centre for Studies in Romantic Literature (CSRL) held on 1 and 2 February 2005.
(xiii) 'British Orientalism, English Education and Nineteenth Century Bengalis' in the International Seminar on Other Voices, Other Cultures: Rereading Orientalism (12-14 August, 2004) organized by the Department of English, Jadavpur University.
(xiv) 'Colonial English Syllabi of the University of Calcutta' in the DSA National Seminar on Re-locating the Victorians (4-6 March, 2002) organized by the Department of English, Jadavpur University in collaboration with Victoria Memorial, Kolkata.
(xv) 'Brojendranath Seal and the Thesis of Neo-Romanticism in Bengali Literature' jointly with Prof. Malini Bhattacharya in the International Seminar on Re-Thinking Romanticism (8-9 February 2001) organized by the Department of English, Jadavpur University.
(xvi) 'Romanticism, Tagore and Bengali literature' in the DSA National Seminar on Translation: Theory, Practice, Analysis (17-19 February 2000) organized by the Department of English, Jadavpur University.
(xvii) 'William Blake and the Sages of Bengal' a short paper in the International Seminar on Romantic Texts and Nineteenth Century India (5-7 January, 1998) organized by the Department of English, Jadavpur University (while still a postgraduate student).
Conference/Symposium/Workshop organized :
Convened a UGC Sponsored National Conference titled 'Locating New Indianness: A Study of Contemporary Indian Literature in English'. The Conference was organised jointly by The Departments of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College and that of City College of Commerce and Business Administration, Kolkata and held on 21 and 22 March 2012. The Conference Proceedings have been published.