Research Interests: Digital humanities, South-Asian literature, Critical theories…



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


Selected Publications:

  • Books

Rath, Arnapurna; Chatterjee, Chandrani and Ganapathy, Saroja, (Eds.), Critical Essays on Literature, Language, and Aesthetics: A Volume in Honour of Milind Malshe. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019, [290 pages] ISBN: 9781527520257.

Rath, Arnapurna and Das, Bhaskarjyoti, Devi: a journey through photo-poetry. New Delhi: Authorspress, July 2014, ISBN: 9788172738372.

  • Book Chapters

Rath, Arnapurna, “The Fiction of Ghosh and the Poetics of Literary Genres” in the section “Transgressing the Limits: Genres and Forms”. Approaches to Teaching the Works of Amitav Ghosh. (Editors. Gaurav Desai, John Hawley). Series Title. Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Modern Language Association [MLA Series, April 2019], pp. 107-113. ISBN: 9781603293976.

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. (Editors. Arnapurna Rath, Chandrani Chatterjee, Saroja Ganapathy) Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 112-130, Jan. 2019, ISBN: 9781527520257.

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. (Editors. Madhurima Chakraborty, Umme Al-wazedi) New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 131-149, ISBN: 9781138677234.

  • Journal Papers/Book Reviews

Rath, Arnapurna & Shivani Sharma. “Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: The Narrative of Educational Philosophy and New Education in India”. Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences Vol. XXVI, No.1, Summer 2019, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS Shimla). Ed. Sharad Deshpande. pp.151-171 [published January 2021]. URL:

George, Annie Rachel & Arnapurna Rath. « Ângela Barreto Xavier and Ines G. Županov, Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge », South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal [SAMAJ], Book Reviews, 13 June 2017. URL :

Mukherjee, Payel C. & Arnapurna Rath. Children of the Midnight in the Maximum City: Cosmopolitan Polyphony in the Bombay of Salman Rushdie and Suketu Mehta. South Asian Review 2014 Special Issue on Salman Rushdie, Volume 35, No. 1, 2014. (Ed. P.S.Chauhan) p.187-207. (Appeared in 2017).

George, Annie Rachel and Arnapurna Rath. “Translation, transformation and genre in the Kristapurana”. Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies. 3(3): 2016, pp. 280-293.

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.

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.

Mukherjee, Payel C. and Arnapurna Rath. ““Practicing” Cosmopolitanism in Knowledge Spaces, Cityscapes, and Marketplaces “, Journal of Human Values (SAGE), October 2015, 21 (2) 87-98.


Work Experience:

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Dec 2010 to present)

Visiting Scholar, Utkal University of Culture, Odisha (July 2018-Dec 2018, On Sabbatical from IIT Gandhinagar)

Visiting Researcher, University of North Texas Dallas, Feb 2014 to Sep 2014 (with Professor Sura Rath)

Visiting Faculty, The LNM Institute of Information Technology, (July 2010 to Dec 2010)

Teaching Associate, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, (Mar 2010 to Apr 2010)