Paromita Bose Associate Professor Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Paromita Bose is an Associate Professor of English at MEC in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Hyderabad.

Dr. Paromita's interests include Indian Writing, both in English and in Translation particularly in the nineteenth and twentieth century India along with an expertise in Children's Literature, Women's Writing, Gender Studies among others.

  • Education

    2015: Ph.D., English - University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

    2009: M. Phil, English - University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

    2007: M.A. English - University of Delhi, Delhi, India

  • Research
    • Indian Writing in English and Translation
    • Women’s Writing
    • Gender Studies
    • History of Dance in India
    • Cultural Studies
    • Urban Studies
    • Children’s Literature

    Internal Research Funding from MEC. Project Title: “Narrating the City.”

  • Publications

    Publications

    1. "Writing Self, Writing for Others", Influence of English on Indian Women Writers: Voices from the Regional Languages," Ed. K Suneetha Rani, Sage Publications. 2017
    2. "Bedanabala- Mahasweta Devi" Mahasweta Devi- Collected Works. Ed. Nandini Bhattacharya and Naveen Kishore. Seagull, Kolkata. (Submitted)
    3. "Devadasi Reform in Colonial South India: The case of Radhika Santwanam", Transcultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longing. Heidelberg Studies on Transcultural Research, Springer. September 2015. ISBN: 978-81- 322-2436- 5 (Print) 978-81-322- 2437-2 (Online)
    4. "Writing Self, Writing for Others", Accepted for Publication under Seminar Proceedings of “Women and English” (Organised by University of Hyderabad), Forthcoming- Sage Publications- . (2016)
    5. Sultana’s Dream: “Ladyland” amidst Nationalist “Tradition” and Colonial “Modernity” Journal of Indian Writing in English. Volume 7, No. 15. September 2014.
    6. “Sports and/in Young Adult Fiction: A case in Bengali Literature” in Wizcraft Journal of Language and Literature. Vol. I, Issue II. January, 2013.
    7. “Mahasweta Devi”. Entry in Sachidananda Mohanty and Sunita Mishra (eds). A Handbook of Indian Theatre. Margao: CinnamonTeal, 2011. [A Handbook of Indian Theatre was prepared under the ASIHSS Programme of the Department of English, University of Hyderabad.]
    8. “Habib Tanvir”. Entry in Sachidananda Mohanty and Sunita Mishra (eds). A Handbook of Indian Theatre. Margao: CinnamonTeal, 2011. [A Handbook of Indian Theatre was prepared under the ASIHSS Programme of the Department of English, University of Hyderabad.]

    Conference Presentations

    1. Changing Cityscapes: Real City, Mythic Hero", at the International Conference, "Crossroads in Cultural Studies" Association for Culture Studies (ACS) hosted by University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney, 2016.
    2. “Cultural Conflicts: Comparative Analysis of Counter Texts, Mircea Eliade’s Bengal Nights and Maitreyi Devi’s It Does Not Die” at the National Seminar on Comparative Literature in India: Contemporary Issues, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. March 2015.
    3. "Devadasi Reform in Colonial South India: The case of Radhika Santwanam" at the International Conference on Gender Studies and Expanding Horizons of Inter/Trans- Culturality, CES and CSPILAS, JNU, New Delhi. 2013.
    4. "The Child in Tagore" at the National Seminar on Rabindranath Tagore- In His Time and Ours, Centre for Comparative Literature, UoH, Hyderabad, 2012.
    5. "Writing Self, Performing Self" at the International Conference on Text, Culture and Performance: Postcolonial Issues, IACLALS. 2012.
    6. "Writing Self, Writing for Others" at the National Seminar on Women and English in India, Department of English, UoH, 2012.
    7. "Sport and/in Young Adult Fiction: The Case of Bengali Literature" at the National Seminar ‘The game’s afoot…’ Sport, Literature and Culture, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, 2010.
    8. "The Performative Aspect of the Body" at the National Conference for Research Scholars on Theatre Studies, Department of English (Under ASIHSS), UoH, 2008.
    9. "Women and Crime Fiction/ Detective Fiction" at the Student Seminar on Popular Culture, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, 2006
    10. “Perspective and the Politics of Perspective” at the Student Seminar, Department of English, University of Delhi, 2005.
    11. “Urbanity and Modernity in Tagore’s Home and the World” at a Student Seminar organised by Katha, University of Delhi, 2005.

    Invited Talks

    1. “Mahasweta Devi” Department of English and Culture Studies, University of Burdwan, September, 2016.
  • Experience

    Guest Faculty, Department of English, University of Kalyani, West Bengal (Feb 2015- June 2015)

    Project Fellow, UGC-DSA, Department of English, University of Hyderabad (2010-2014)

    Content Editor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (Feb 2009- July 2009)