Sreemati Mukherjee


My areas of broad specialization are Narrative Theory, Gender Studies and 19th century musical forms of Bengal.  For my PhD, I used a comparative framework to study the many interrelationships between gender, genre, postcolonial contexts and writing as agency, with special emphasis on African and African American women's writing.  I have also explored at length the emergence of a black feminist critical vocabulary, which stresses matrilineal traditions in art. In recent times I have tried to bring my interest in narrative and musical traditions of 19th century Bengal, together, by tracing the many musical confluences in the Ramakrishna Kathamrita, where music and documentary realism, dialogize in interesting ways.  Again, some of my most recent writing has looked at how classical ragas constitute the core aesthetic appeal of many of Rabindranath Tagore’s songs (Hindustan Times, August 2015), and how in some, raga and spiritual quest intersect in such powerful ways, that one can’t think of the one without the other (RMIC Bulletin).  I have also been extensively trained in Rabindrasangeet.  


Presidency University,
86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073,
West Bengal, India

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