Professor, Department of MBA
Dept. of Comparative Literature,
Jadavpur University
Kolkata- 700032
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 1992 Cornell University
M.A. 1986 Jadavpur University
B.A. 1983 Smith College

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Field of Specialization
Oral Narratives, Testimonial Literatures, Latin American Literatures, Feminist Studies, Contemporary Indian Literatures,Critical Theory, Comparative Cultural Studies
Courses Taught/Teaching
Theories of Literature : Interface with Comparative Methodology - Literature as Discourse: Gender
Modern Latin American and Indian Literatures in Comparative Perspective

Literary Trajectories III
Latin American Literatures I, II
Comparative Cultural Studies
Contemporary Approaches To Literature
Narrative Mode I
Western Modernisms
Literature and the Other Arts

Research Area
Oral narratives of women in the Tebhaga movement,Sufism and Bhakti in South Asian literature and culture,Feminist theory and literature, Latin American literatures, Border Studies.
Former Head of the Department of Comparative Literature (2003 – 2005).
Member, Academic Committee, School of Women’s Studies, J.U.
Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla 2011-2012
Senior Fellow, 2005. Future of Minority Studies (FMS) Research Project, Cornell University, U.S.A.
South Asia Fellowship, 2004-5, of the Social Science Research Council, New York.
Nominated Fellow, Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA), Hong Kong.
Visiting Fellow, 2000-2001, at the Centre for Study of Social Sciences, Calcutta.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1997-9, Sephis Grants Programme, Erasmus University, The Netherlands.

Conference Papers Published (0)
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Books Published (4)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Women Contesting Culture: Changing Frames of Gender Politics in India Stree 2012
Poetics and Politics of Sufism and Bhakti in South Asia: Love, Loss and Liberation Orient Blackswann 2011
Cartographies of Affect: Across Borders in South Asia and the Americas Worldview Publications 2011
Old Maps and New: Legacies of the Partition Seagull Books 2005 First Author
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Collaborative Programs (1)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

Video-conferencing Course: Bodies at the Border Cornell University, U.S.A. 2014
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Membership Of Learned Societies (2)

Comparative Literature Association of India
Indian Association of Women's Studies
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Professional Society Activity (1)
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Co-ordinator of the Centre for Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures (CSLALC) 1989 to Present
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