Assistant Professor, Department of Film Studies
60 Motilal Nehru Road, Kolkata 700029
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Ph.D. 2008 Manipal University
M.A. 2000 Jadavpur University
B.A. 1998 Jadavpur University

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

Jadavpur University Visiting Faculty January 2001 to May 2006
Jadavpur University Assistant Professor February 2007 to continuing
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Film Historiography, Bengali Cinema, Indian Film and Popular Culture, Cult and Exploitation Cinema
Courses Taught/Teaching
Early Film Forms, New Waves Across the World,Understanding American Cinema,Melodrama and Popular Entertainment,
Film as Popular Culture,History of Cinema: From the Early Years to the Hollywood Studio Era, General Introduction to Theory,Analysis of Film
Research Area
Bengali Popular Cinema,Indian Cult and Exploitation Cinemas
More than 7 years of Postgraduate and Undergraduate teaching in Film Studies.
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (6)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

On Disreputable Genres: B Movies and Revisionary Histories of Bombay Cinema Marg 2013 Vol 64, No.4-32-41
Teaching Indian Cinema Journal of the Moving Image 2012 11-69-77
Bengali Popular Melodrama in the 50s South Asian Journal 2010 29-15-25
Remapping Transitions of Bengali Cinema into the 50s Journal of the Moving Image 2010 9-117-146
Inhabiting Passionate Spaces: Reframing of Intimacy in 50s Bengali ‘Romantic Films Silhouette 2008 11-37-49
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

Jadavpur University University Gold Medal for Masters Examination in Film Studies 2000
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (1)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Asmita Das Muslim Socials in Indian Popular Cinema Ongoing 2012
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (1)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Romancing the Post-Colonial City: The Problematic of the Desire to Settle Down in Urban Benga Principal Investigator Sarai and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi 40000 6 months January 2003 to June 2003 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (5)
Title Organised By Venue Year

An Affair to Remember: Love, Narrativity and the Sign of Tagore Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay IIT, Bombay 2013
Teaching Film History Orientation Programe organized by The Media Lab in collaboration with Department of Film Studies Jadavpur University 2011
Experimental Cinemas Film Appreciation Audit Course organized by Jadavpur University Dept, of Film Studies, J.U. 2011
Realism and Melodrama in Indian Popular Cinema: Remapping Histories of Bengali Cinema Centre for Media & Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, TISS, Mumbai 2010
Reflections on the Invasion of Dirty Heroes American Film Appreciation Workshop, American Centre American Centre, Kolkata 2005
Membership Of Learned Societies (0)
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (5)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

UGC Refresher Course on Film, Media, Politics Academic Staff College and the Dept. of Films Studies, Jadavpur University Dept. of Film Studies, JU 2012
Workshop on Culture and Cinematic Representation Centre for Media & Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai TISS, Mumbai 2010`
Tactical Media Workshop 2.0: Archiving the Everyday The Media Lab , Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2009
Workshop on Law and the Image The Media Lab, Jadavpur University and Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore Jadavpur University 2008
International Summer School on Understanding Culture in Contemporary India, Centre for the Study of Culture & Society, Bangalore and the Department of English, Bangalore University CSCS, Bangalore 2004
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (10)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

The Cinema Century: Film, Technology and the Contemporary The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi, India 2013 Paper presentation
CinemaSpace: Indian Cinema and the City Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston Houston, USA 2011 Paper presentation
Film Cultures: Historical Perspectives Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad and The London Consortium Hyderabad, India 2011 Paper presentation
Alternative Cinemas in India: Forms and Institutions Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2010 Jt. Coordinator and panel speaker
Writing Histories for Indian Cinema Dept. of Film Studies, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2009 Jt. Coordinator and paper presentation
Session chaired (1)
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

The Future of Celluloid Video responses on Youtube and the condition of collaborative authorship The Media Lab and Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2008
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Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (0)