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Personal Details

Designation : Assistant Professor Department : Humanities and Social Sciences E-Mail : achatterjee@iiserb.ac.in Phone : +91 755 269 1293, 669 1293 Fax :



Academic Details


  • Assistant Professor, English, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IISER Bhopal, September 2016 – present
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of Leeds, U.K
  • M.A (English), Jadavpur University
  • B.A (English Honours), Jadavpur University

Grants and Awards


  • UGC Minor Research Project, 2016
  • Associateship Programme, UGC Inter-University Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 2016-18
  • Short-term research grant from the Charles Wallace India Trust, 2014
  • Foreign Travel Grant from the Indian Council of Historical Research, Ministry of HRD, Government of India, 2014
  • Overseas Research Scholarship (ORSAS) for doctoral research, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), 2008-11
  • University of Leeds Tetley and Lupton Award for doctoral research, 2008-11
  • UGC Junior Research Fellowship, Jadavpur University, 2004-06

    Research Interest


    • Postcolonial literature and theory
    • Indian writing in English
    • South Asian diasporic literature and cultures
    • Partition studies (Bengal Partition)
    • Cultural production from Kashmir
    • Globalization and contemporary Bengali cinema

    Selected Publications


    • Remembering Bangladesh: Tahmima Anam and the Recuperation of a Bangladeshi National Narrative in Diaspora’, Special Issue ‘The Nation and its Discontents’ South Asian Review, 35.3 (2014), pp. 131-48.(ISSN 0275-9527)
    • The Short Story in Articulating Diasporic Subjectivities in Jhumpa Lahiri’, in The Postcolonial Short Story, edited by Paul March-Russell and Maggie Awadalla (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp- 96-110. (ISBN -978-0-230-31338-5)
    • Loss, Displacement and Travel in Agha Shahid Ali’s Poetry’, Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, An International Journal of Travel Writing (ISSN 2278-9642) (accepted, forthcoming)
    • The “Glocal” Bhadralok: Intersections of the Global and the Local in Twenty-First Century Bengali Cinematic Narratives’ in The Idea of India in the Twenty-First Century: Cinematic Perspectives, edited anthology published by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (accepted, under revision)