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



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



  • Teaching Excellence Award, IIT Gandhinagar, 2011
  • Modern Language Association Travel Grant, 2008
  • C.W. Moores Dissertation Fellowship, University of Houston, 2006 – 2007
  • Ella Margaret Hawes Scholarship, University of Houston Women’s Association, 2006 – 2007


Selected Publications:

  • Finding Her Own Voice: Protham ProtisrutiSubarnalataShwet Pathorer Thala & Dahan” South Asian Review (Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group), 2019: DOI: 10.1080/02759527.2019.1672441
  • “The process of translating into Bengali John Banville’s ‘Fiction and the Dream’”, the John Banville Project:  The European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies. November 2019
  • “Katha O Kahini” Bengali translation of John Banville’s “Fiction and Dream”, the John Banville Project: The European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies. July 2018 (by invitation)
  • “A Feminist Study of Milton’s Eve in Paradise Lost ” The Atlantic Review of Feminist Studies 3.1-2 (2016) 53-64.
  • Jane Eyre: A Unique Vision of Feminism” The Atlantic Literary Review 12.1 (2014) 15-26
  • “Can a Spirit of Our Own be Expressed in the Language of Our Colonizer.” Asiatic IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature 7.1 (2013) 39-55. (Paper cited in The Year’s Work in English Studies 2015, Vol. 94: Issue 1)
  • “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 31.1 (2010), 118-140.


Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (July 2009 to present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructional Coordinator, Writing Center, University of Houston (July 2008 – July 2009)
  • Teaching Fellow, Department of English, University of Houston (Jan 2002 – May 2008)

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