Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
Udaygiri, A55 Atabagan, Garia, Kolkata-84
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Ph.D. 2016 Jadavpur University

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

Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2007 to Till Date
Abhedananda Mahavidyalaya Lecturer 2003 to 2007
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
English Literature, South Asian Literature and Culture, Border Studies, Archiving
Courses Taught/Teaching
Indian Literatures, Literature and other Arts, Digital Humanities
Research Area
Representations of colonial Burma in Bangla Literature
12 Years of Teaching
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (0)
Books Published (1)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Memory, Images, Imagination: An Anthology of Bangla Writings on Colonial Burma CAS, Department of Comparative Literature 2010 Second Author
Awarded By Award Name Year

Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK Chevening-British Library Fellowship (2017-2018) 2017
Charles Wallace India Trust, UK Charles Wallace Fellowship 2012
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Project Works (4)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Centering Borders, Bordercrossings and Borderlands in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Coordinator CAS, UGC 550000 2019 to  Ongoing
Jibanananda Das Papers (Digitisation of Jibanananda Das manuscripts) Principal Investigator RUSA 2.0 748000 2018 to  Ongoing
Hearing the City: Exploring Kolkata through the Narratives of Sound Coordinator UGC 26000 1 Year 2011 to 2012 Complete
Soundscapes of Kolkata Principal Investigator UGC-UPE I&II 760000 6 years 2012 to 2018 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (1)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

Bodies at Border Cornell University, USA 2014
InviteLectures (6)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Digitising Endangered Archives: Practical Ethical Issues and Challenges EAP 1247, The British Library School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University 2019
Bitesize talk - Partition of Bengal (1905): Tracing Popular Reactions in the British Library s Holdings The British Library Panizzi Room (St Pancras), The British Library, UK 2018
Making, Unmaking, and Remaking of Border in South Asia: Bengali Imagination, Anxiety, and Experiences of Burma Border South Asian University, New Delhi South Asian University, New Delhi 2017
Western 'Influence' and Indian 'Reception': Issues of Rejection, Adaptation and Discovery in Bengal School of Art Institute of South East Asian Studies Singapore 2012
Colonial Burma in Bangla and Oriya Literatures Ravenshaw University Cuttack 2011
Membership Of Learned Societies (2)

Comparative Literature Association of India
International Comparative Literature Association
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
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Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (1)

1. Built an online database of the British Library Collections, The British Library, London, UK on Nationalism, Partition, and Independence in South Asia, 1900 - 1950

2. Built an online database of the sounds of Kolkata as Principal Investigator in the project Kolkata Soundscapes

3. Joint Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Kolkata