Professor, Department of MBA
(Residence) C-532 Lake Gardens
Kolkata 700045
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Ph.D. 1986 Illinois
M.A. 1978 Calcutta
B.A. 1976 Calcutta

Teaching Experience (2)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Indiana University Visiting Professor August 2005 to December 2005
University of Illinois Instructor August 1981 to May 2006
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
The Telegraph Theatre Critic 1986 to now
Field of Specialization
Theatre, Translation, Tagore
Courses Taught/Teaching
MA: Modern Theatre
Tagore in Translation
Shakespeare in Performance
Popular Music
BA: Drama in Practice
Contemporary Drama in English
Literature and the Other Arts
Research Area
Head of the Department, 2007-2009
Professor, 2001-
Reader, 1993-2001
Lecturer, Dept. of Comparative Literature, 1991-1993
Research Editor, M P Birla Foundation, 1986-1991
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (0)
Books Published (8)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Theatres of India Oxford University Press 2009 First Author
The Lamp in the Lotus Jadavpur University 2005 First Author
Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre Oxford University Press 2004 First Author
Twist in the Folktale Seagull 2004 First Author
Rabindranath Tagore: Three Plays Oxford University Press 2001 First Author
Awarded By Award Name Year

Sanglap Kolkata Drama Review Award 2004
Drama Academy India Best Theatre Researcher 2000
Rotary Club of Calcutta Recognition for Vocational Excellence 1994
North Calcutta Jaycees Outstanding Young Person 1988
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (0)
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (0)
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (2)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship United States Educational Foundation in India 2005
Cambridge Fellowship British Council 1994
InviteLectures (10)
Title Organised By Venue Year

The Cartography of Indian Theatre in English University of California Berkeley 2005
A Blueprint for Reinventing Tagorean Performance University of Toronto Toronto 2005
Crises in Contemporary Indian Performance Harvard University Harvard 2005
Indian Theatre: State of the Art La Trobe University Melbourne 1999
Crises Facing Contemporary Indian Theatre Monash University Melbourne 1999
Membership Of Learned Societies (0)
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (1)

Theatre director of annual university productions since 1993, all of them given multiple public performances, of plays by Euripides, Kalidasa, Shakespeare, Fletcher, Congreve, Shaw, Wilde, Brecht, Pirandello, Wilder, Beckett, Ionesco, Pinter, Ntozake Shange and Caryl Churchill.
Audio CD titled "The Voice of Rabindranath Tagore" (1997), a research project on Tagore's songs.
Contributor to Webster's Encarta (CD-ROM) and many other reference works.
Translator from Bengali to English, published in many books and journals.
Scriptwriter, narrator, subtitler for television and films.
Over 1000 essays, reviews and articles contributed to periodicals and newspapers.