Research Interests: Indian Writing in English, Postcolonial Literature, Bengali Literature, Representation of Women in literature, Writing and Composition, Communication



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

Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, University of Houston, Spring 2002 – Spring 2008


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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