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Arnapurna Rath

Assistant Professor
  • BA: Rama Devi Women’s College, Bhubaneswar, 2000
  • MA: Dept. of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2002
  • MPhil: Dept. of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2004
  • PhD: IIT Bombay, 2010
  • Email: arnapurna -AT- iitgn.ac.in

  • Website : https://arnapurna.people.iitgn.ac.in/

  • Office: 4/334 B
  • VOIP: 2418
  • Research Interests: Digital humanitiesSouth-asian literatureCritical theoriesBakhtin studiesCreative writingComparative literature



Publications

  • Book Chapter
  • Books
  • Books Edited
  • Journal Articles
  • Papers Presented
  • Reviews
  • Rath, Arnapurna, “Introduction to far from the madding crowd (Thomas Hardy): A WINK signature special", Bengaluru: DC Books and EC Media, 2011, pp. 4-6, ISBN: 978-81-264-3231-8.
    Mukherjee, Payel C., Rath, Arnapurna and Tharakan, Koshy, “Between aspiration and imagination: exploring native-cosmopolitanism in Adib Khan’s spiral road and Mohammad Hanif’s our lady of Alice Bhatti", in Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: city margins in South Asian Literature, New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 131-149, ISBN: 9781138677234.
    Rath, Arnapurna, “Land, language, and the journey: sea of poppies as an epic novel", in Critical essays on literature, language, and aesthetics: a volume in honour of Milind Malshe, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 112-130, Jan. 2019, ISBN: 9781527520257.
    Rath, Arnapurna, “The fiction of Ghosh and the poetics of literary genres", in Approaches to teaching the works of Amitav Ghosh, New York: Modern Language Association of America, pp. 107-113, Apr. 2019, ISBN: 9781603293976.
  • Books Rath, Arnapurna and Das, Bhaskarjyoti, Devi: a journey through photo-poetry. New Delhi, IN: Authorspress, 2014, ISBN: 9788172738372.
  • Books Edited Rath, Arnapurna; Chatterjee, Chandrani and Ganapathy, Saroja, ed., Critical essays on literature, language, and aesthetics: a volume in honour of Milind Malshe, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019, ISBN: 9781527520257.
  • Mody, Naman and Rath, Arnapurna, “Author-Activism: Philosophy of Dissent in the Writings of Arundhati Roy”, Asiatic, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 56-72, Jun. 2013.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Into the Dust [Poem]", New English Review, Nov. 2014.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, “Children of the midnight in the maximum city: cosmopolitan polyphony in the Bombay of salman rushdie and suketu mehta”, South Asian Review, 2015.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, “Desire and the déclassé: body and religion in our lady of Alice Bhatt”, eDhvani: University of Hydredabad Journal of Comparative Literature, vol. VI, Jan. 2015.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, “Practicing cosmopolitanism in knowledge spaces, cityscapes, and marketplaces”, Journal of Human Values, DOI: 10.1177/0971685815594258, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 87-98, Oct. 2015.
    Mukherjee, Payel C.; Tharakan, Koshy and Rath, Arnapurna, “The agora, the dog, the sage, and the friend: tracing cosmopolitan ancestries in the hellenistic regimes”, Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought, vol. 3, pp. 71-80, 2015.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Knowledge and transformation in the chronotopes of Love and Death: a Bakhtinian approach to Pratibha Ray's Yajnaseni", LITTCRIT, vol. 41, no. 79, pp.14-26, Jun. 2015.
    Rath, Arnapurna, “Those bronze sculptures” [Poem], Muse India: the literary ejournal, no. 61, May-Jun. 2015.
    Rath, Arnapurna, “Shyama” [Poem], Muse India: the literary ejournal, no. 61, May-Jun. 2015.
    George, Annie Rachel and Rath, Arnapurna, “"Musk among Perfumes": Creative Christianity in Thomas Stephens’s Kristapurana”, Church History and Religious Culture, DOI: 10.1163/18712428-09603003, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 304-324, 2016.
    George, Annie Rachel and Rath, Arnapurna, “Translation, transformation and genre in the Kristapurana”, Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, DOI: 10.1080/23306343.2016.1243459, Nov. 2016.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Krishna"[Poem], Prosopisia: An International Journal of Poetry and Creative Writing, vol. IX, no.1, pp. 29, 2016.
    Rath, Arnapurna, “The aesthetic cosmopolitans: walter pater, Rabindranath Tagore, and the quest for beauty”, JSL : Journal of the School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies, vol. 19, pp. 101-118, 2016.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Krishnaa" [Poem], Prosopisia: An International Journal of Poetry and Creative Writing, vol. IX, no.1, pp.30, 2016.
  • Rath, Arnapurna, “Catch a gold fish”, Fundamatics IIT Bombay Alumni Magazine, Iss. No. 6, p. 87, Apr., 2013.
    Rath, Arnapurna, “Women can safely stroll in the streets at night”, India Today, p. 57, Mar. 04, 2013.
    Rath, Arnapurna (Tinker-Bee), "Let it bee", Fundamatics, no. 1Q, Jul. 18, 2014.
    Rath, Arnapurna (Tinker-Bee), "To the postmaster", Fundamatics, no. 1Q, Jul. 18, 2014.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "A village of Chitrakaras", Fundamatics, Apr. 13, 2017.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "I feel, therefore I am", Fundamatics, Oct. 26, 2017.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Goodbyes are never easy", Fundamatics, IIT Bombay Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Issue, pp. 166-169, Dec. 23, 2018.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Fan-girl narrative of the televised saga of Sridevi’s death", Fundamatics, May 30, 2018.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "How almost a century old Basanti translates into issues faced by the ‘new woman’[Review of Basanti: Writing the New Woman]", Kitaab, Aug. 22, 2019.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Ecological consciousness and the tale of the Nabagunjara from folk Odisha", Fundamatics, Jan. 10, 2020.
  • Rath, Arnapurna, “Situating time and binding space: An analysis of heterochronies and the carnival square” in International Symposium on Spaces of Alterity: Literary and Dramatic Representations, Gandhinagar, IN, September 9-11, 2011.
    Rath, Arnapurna, “Imaginary portraits: Visualizing Rabindranath through Walter Pater’s aesthetic kaleidoscope”, in Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities (ACAH) International, Osaka, JP, April 6-8, 2012.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, "A Counter-voice in the Carnival Square: 'Bhadramahila' in Tagore's Ghaire Baire", in 3rd International Congress of Bengali Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, IN, Nov. 19-22, 2013.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, "Cloaks and coverings: sartorial carnival in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone", in International Conference on Literature to Cinema: Appropriation, Adaptation, Adulteration, NIT Durgapur, IN, Jun. 1-3, 2013.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, "Dialogic encounters in cosmopolitan knowledge spaces", in International Conference on Bakhtin in India: Exploring the Dialogic Potential in Self, Culture and History, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, IN, Aug. 19-21, 2013.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Chronotopes of Love and Death in Pratibha Ray's Yajnaseni", in International Conference on Bakhtin in India, Central University Gujarat, Gandhinagar, IN, Aug. 19-21, 2013.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "The Visualscape in the Poetry of Sitakant: Space/Place in Rotations of Unending Time", in 31st Annual Association for Third World Studies Conference, IIT Madras, IN, Dec. 28-30, 2013.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, “Emergence of the Cosmopolitan-National in Midnight's Children and Maximum City”, in 14th Annual South Asian Literary Association, Chicago, US, Jan. 8-9, 2014.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, “Home: The dilemma of belongingness in Taslima Nasrin's Lajja and Mohsin Hamid's the reluctant fundamentalist”, in 20th Annual 2014 Association for Asian Studies Conference, Philadelphia, US, Mar. 27-30, 2014.
    Rath, Arnapurnaand Rath, Sura P., "The dark spaces of British raj in India: the 'Memsahib' wife and the 'other woman', between the bungalow and the brothel", in the XVII International Conference, jointly Organized by The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda & The International Lincoln Centre for American Studies, Shreveport, USA,, International Centre, Goa, IN, Dec. 21-24, 2014.
    Rachel, Annie Sam George and Rath, Arnapurna, "Kristapurana and travels of the Bible into seventeenth century India", in 8th Biennial Bible Translation Conference (Bible Translation 2015), Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, US, Oct. 16-20, 2015.
    Rath, Arnapurna and Rath, Sura P., "Colonial politics and subversive domesticity in the fiction of flora annie steel, Frank Penny, and Alice Perrin", in the 69th Annual Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US, Oct. 8-10, 2015.
    Rachel, Annie Sam George and Rath, Arnapurna, “Translating the sacred: 'Vaicunttha' and the heaven of glory and blessedness”, in the DoHSS Academic Conference 2016 on Grappling with the Sacred, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, IN, Jan. 21-24, 2016.
    Bhandari, Saumya and Rath, Arnapurna, "Bahucharaji and narratives of bodily transformation", in the National Seminar on Trans(gendered) Lives: Praxis of Silence and Exclusion, Sri Guru Nanank Dev Khalsa College, New Delhi, IN, Feb. 7-8, 2017.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "It is no use shaking our fists at the stars: critical reading of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s thoughts on educational reforms", in the International seminar on Philosophy and Literature Meeting: The West(s) and the East(s), Goa University; Institute of Philosophy, University of Porto; Instituto Camões, Goa, IN, Mar. 19-20, 2018.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "Digital humanities in pedagogy and practice", in the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI) Conference, IIM Indore, IN, Jun. 1-2, 2018.
    Rath, Arnapurna, “Trolls and trivialities: the questions of language and ethics in the age of digital media”, in the Arts, Knowledge, and Critique in the Digital Age in India Conference, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad and Sahapedia, IN, Nov. 28-29, 2019. [Virtual Presentation]
    Sharma, Shivani and Rath, Arnapurna, “Texts, images and their textures: a semiotic reading of Amruta Patil's graphic novels Adi Parva and Sauptik”, in 73rd Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, El Paso, US, Oct. 10-12, 2019. (Best Paper & Cash Award)
    Sharma, Shivani and Rath, Arnapurna, “The Mahābhārata across mediums: intermedial connections and the epic genre”, in the Arts, Knowledge, and Critique in the Digital Age in India Conference, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad and Sahapedia, IN, Nov. 28-29, 2019.
  • Rath, Arnapurna, [Review of the book The Poet and His World: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore by Edited by Mohammad A. Quyaum], in Transnational Literature, vol. 4, no. 2, May 2012.
    Rath, Arnapurna, [Review of the book The Inlet by Claire Tham], Asiatic, vol. 7, no. 2, Dec. 2013.
    Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, "Reading the South Asian Woman [Review of the book: The woman who flew by By Nasreen Jahan]", The Book Review, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 376, Aug. 2014.
    Rath, Arnapurna, "[Rotations of Unending Time: Selected Poems of Sitakant Mahapatra]", Journal of Ecocriticism, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 14-21, Jul. 2014.
    George, Annie Rachel and Rath, Arnapurna, "[Review of the book: Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge by Ângela Barreto Xavier and Ines G. Županov]", South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, Jun. 2017.