Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Program

University of Calcutta

Claflin University

C.U. Team

Dr. Sanjukta Dasgupta, Co-Principal Investigator

Dr.Sanjukta Dasgupta is Professor and Former Head, Dept of English and Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Calcutta. Recipient of the Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship and Fulbright Scholar in Residence grant, Australia India Council fellowship, Gender Studies fellowship grant, University of British Columbia, among others, she has has been invited to participate in conferences and teach/lecture at universities in the USA, UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. She was also the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Writers Prize jury panel ( 2003-2005) and visited Melbourne and Malta in 2004-2005. In 2014 she gave the keynote address at the conference on Body and Identity held at the Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland. In 2015, The Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shilma invited her as Visiting Professor and she delivered a series of talks on Tagore, Nation and Gender.

She is a poet, short story writer, critic and translator and her published books are The Novels of Huxley and Hemingway: A Study inTwo Planes of Reality, Responses : Selected Essays,Snapshots( poetry), Dilemma (poetry), First Language ( poetry), More Light (poetry)Her Stories (translations), Manimahesh( translation), The IndianFamily in Transition(co-edited SAGE). Media, Gender andPopular Culture in India: Tracking Change and Continuity ( co- author, SAGE, 2012) ,Tagore: At Home in the World ( co-editor SAGE 2013), Radical Rabindranath:Nation, Family and Gender in Tagore's Fiction and Films.( co-author, Orient Blackswan 2013), SWADES- Tagore's Patriotic Songs ( translation, Visva Bharati Publication Division, 2013), Abuse and Other Short Stories (Dasgupta Book Company, 2013)Towards Tagore A collection of Essays (ed with introduction -Visva Bharati Publications, 2014).

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