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Sharmita Lahiri

Assistant Professor
  • BA (Hons. English): St. Xavier’s College Calcutta, 1995
  • MA: University of Calcutta, 1997
  • MA: University of Houston, 2002
  • PhD: University of Houston, 2008

  • Email: sharmitalahiri -AT- iitgn.ac.in

  • Office: 5/404 D
  • VOIP: 2407

Research Interests: Indian writing in english, Postcolonial literature and theory, Feminist literature and theory, Multiethnic literature, Writing and composition


  • Book Chapter
  • Journal Articles
  • Others
  • Papers Presented
  • Lahiri, Sharmita, “Everything is an argument: A thematic approach to teaching English and communication skills course”, in Unlock Their Futures: A Skills-based Approach to Teaching English, New Delhi, IN: Sterling Publishers, 2011, pp. 54-61, ISBN: 978-8120761391.
  • Lahiri, Sharmita, “Shakespeare's Cleopatra: A Feminist Reading”, The Atlantic Literary Review, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 15-28, 2010.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “Where Do I Come From? Where Do I Belong? Identity and Alienation in Bharati Mukherjee's Desirable Daughters and Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake”, South Asian Review, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 118-140, 2010.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “Local vs. cosmopolitan: A comparison of the home and the world and Midnight’s Children”, SKASE Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 2-20, 2011.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “Not a vanquished rebel but a successful explorer of newer realms: A study of Edna Pontellier in Chopin’s The Awakening”, The IUP Journal of English Studies, URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2101073, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 61-72, Sep. 2011.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “Things Fall Apart: Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, a World in Transition”, The IUP Journal of American Literature, URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2133894, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 16-27, Nov. 2011.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “Can a spirit of our own be expressed in the language of the colonizer”, Asiatic, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 39-55, Jun. 2013.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “Jane eyre: a unique vision of feminism”, The Atlantic Critical Review, vol. 13, no. 1, Jan.-Mar. 2014.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “A feminist study of Milton's eve in paradise lost”, The Atlantic Review of Feminist Studies, vol. 3, no. 1-2, pp. 53-64, 2016.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “Finding her own voice: protham protisruti, subarnalata, shwet pathorer thala & dahan”, South Asian Review, DOI: 10.1080/02759527.2019.1672441, Oct. 2019.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “The process of translating into Bengali John Banville’s fiction and the dream”, John Banville Project: Literature as Translation: the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, JOHN BANVILLE, Nov. 2019.
  • Lahiri, Sharmita (Tr.), "Katha o kahini (Fiction and Dream)" (Transl. from English), in John Banville, Jul. 2018.
  • Lahiri, Sharmita, “India through different lenses: A study of Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and Tagore’s The Home and the World”, in Proceedings of the 1st Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship, Osaka, JP, pp. 233-244, May 27-30, 2011.
    Lahiri, Sharmita, “Can a spirit of our own be expressed in the language of the colonizer”, in Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship, Osaka, JP, April 5-8, 2012.