Professor , Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences
I love Literature and Philosophy. I have special interest in Shri Aurobindo’s Philosophy and Gandhian Thoughts. My area of research is Modern Hindi Poetry, Fiction, North-Eastern Languages & Literature, Comparative Literature and Gandhian Studies.
B.A.(Hons) in Hindi(Calcutta University)
M.A. in Hindi (Calcutta University)
Ph.D in Hindi (Vishva Bharati)
Certificate Course in Sanskrit (Vishva Bharati)
Diploma in Sanskrit (Vishva Bharati)
I usually write in Hindi. My first article was published in Navabharat Times (Hindi version of Times of India) in 1987. Since then I started to write regularly in the literary columns of Navabharat Times. Later on I started to write for Janasatta (Hindi Version of Indian Express). My many cover stories were published in Janasatta. I joined West Bengal Education Service in August,1991 as a Lecturer in Hindi. My first posting was at Lady Brabourne College of Kolkata, where I served sixteen years at Hindi Department. I was transferred to Presidency College in June 2007 as a Reader and Head of the P.G. Hindi Department. I joined Presidency University as a Professor in Hindi in July 2012 and became HOD. I became Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences, Presidency University in November 2016. I am also discharging my duties as Head of the Hindi Department.
Research / Administrative Experience+
I worked as a Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow ( UGC NET) at Hindi Bhawan of Visva Bharati since 1987 to 1991. I did my Ph.D from Visva Bharati on ‘Universality of Modern Hindi Romantic Poetry’ .I completed UGC Minor Research Project on ‘Comparative Study of Poetry of Nirala and Nazrul Islam’ and UGC Major Research Project on ‘Tragedy of Partition of India and Formation of New Cultural Identity in Hindi, Bangla and Bangladeshi Novels (1947-2010). I completed GSDS research projects on ‘Mahatma Gandhi and Bengali Literature’, ‘Mahatma Gandhi & Najrul Islam’s Dhoomketu’, ‘Indian Renaissance & Henry Louis Vivian Derozio’, and ‘History of North-Eastern Literature’. At present am doing research on ‘Shakti Tatva in the poetry of Subramanium Bharati (Tamil), Nirala (Hindi) and Najrul (Bengali) under FRPDF scheme of Presidency University.
I worked as Secretary of Paschim Banga Hindi Academy, Ministry of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal from October, 1991 to June1997. It was an additional charge apart from my normal duties at Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata .I was again appointed Secretary cum D.D.O. of Paschim Banga Hindi Academy under the Ministry of Information & Culture Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal in August 2007 and served the Academy till September 2011. It was also additional charge beside my normal duties at Presidency College. I discharged my duties as Head of the department at Lady Brabourne College from Aug.1991 to May 2007, at Presidency College from June 2007 to Sept.2010 and at Presidency University from Oct 2010 till date.
I set up ‘Gandhi Center for North-Eastern Languages’ with collaboration of Gandhi Smriti Evam Darshan Samiti, New Delhi.at Presidency College in 2008. The Center is now a part of Presidency University. I am discharging my duties as a Co-ordinator of the Gandhi Center since 2008.
Teaching / Other Experience+
I teach Indian & Western Poetics, Modern Hindi Poetry and Comparative Literature at under graduate and post graduate level.
Post Graduate Supervision+
I am interested in supervising postgraduate students in topics of Modern Hindi Poetry, Hindi Fiction, Comparative Literature, Tribal Literature and Gandhian Literature. Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit, Assistant Professor in Hindi, Columbia University, USA is doing Ph D under my supervision on ‘ Bhakti Aur Riti Kavya Dharon Ka Samvad Aur Daupanthi Sunderdas ki Kavitayen’.
Chancellor Nominee of the Eight Court of Vidyasagar University. (2016- till date)
Member of Board of Studies, Comparative Literature Department, Jadavpur University.(2012-2016)
Member of Board of Studies in Hindi, Calcutta University. (2007-till date).
Member of Faculty Council for Post-Graduate Studies in Arts, Calcutta University. (2007- till date).
Member of Board of Studies in Hindi, West Bengal State University.(2012-2013)
Member of Board of Studies in Hindi, University of Gour Banga.(2011-2012)
Member of Board of Studies in Hindi, Rabindra Bharati University. (2007-2012)
Member of Governing Body & General Council of Hindi Academy under Ministry of Information & Culture Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal. (2009-2011)
Member of Advisory Board to the Tagore-Gandhi Centre for Extramural Activities, Studies & Training, Rabindra Bharati University. (2008-2010)
Member of Board of Studies in Hindi, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. (2008-2010)
Member of Board of Jury, Vyas Samman, K.K.Birla Foundation, New Delhi. (2007-2010).
Member of Governing Body & General Council of P.B. Hindi Academy under Ministry of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal. (1998-2007)
Member of Board of Editors, Literary Magazine ‘Bhasha Bandhan’ edited by Mahasweta Devi.(2001- 2007)
1. Adhunika Hindi Svachchandatavadi Kavita Mein Sarvabhoumikta.
2. Nirala Aur Najrul
3. Ravindra Khandan Ke Muslim Varis
4. Derozio - Najrul - Nirala
5. Bharatiya Sahitya : Kucha Paridrishya
Edited Books / Volumns
1. Mahatma Gandhi O Bangla Sahitya
2. Bhartiya Sahitye Gandihijee
3. Ashayoga Andolan : Uttarpurvanchalia, Purvanchalia, Hindi Aur Urdu Sahitya
4. Navajagran Ke Agradute Derozio,Vol-I & Vol-II
5. Nilim Kumar Ki Shreshtha Kavitayen
6. Samakalin Asamiya Khaniyan : Stri Kalam Se
7. Chandrakant Murasingh Ki Shreshttha Kavityen
8. Do You Remember Still ( Poems of Vietnami poet Huu Thinh)
9. Asadharan Juger Sadharan Din
10. Manavi Kalame Samakaler Asamiya Golpo
12. Mahatma Gandhir Shahidatva
Translated Books :
1. Mahamanva Goutam Buddha
2. Kagaz Ki Tari (Poems of Rabindranath)
3. Imli Ka Perdh (One Act Plays of Manoj Mitra)
4. Ek Tufani Raat (One Act Plays of Manoj Mitra)
5. Munni Aur Saat Choukidar (Drama of Manoj Mitra)
Edited Journals :
1. Edited Janashruti - Vol- I , II, III & IV, the Literary Journal of P. B. Hindi Academy, Govt. of W. .Bengal.
2 .Edited Dishabodh - Vol- II, III, IV & V Research Journal of Hindi Department, Presidency College, Kolkata.
Research Papers :
Twenty six research papers published in different Journals and edited books