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:

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (November 2021 to Present)

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (July 2009 to October 2021)

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)