Kalyan Kumar Das

Assistant Professor

In his doctoral research, he explored literary texts produced by Bengal's Dalits to understand how this  politics of identity formation, communitarian histories and 'lived experiences' of being Dalits get represented in these cultural and literary narratives.His teaching  and research interests revolve around critical literary theory( with a special focus on structuralist Marxism, post structuralism), continental philosphy ( Hegel, Kant, Nietzsche, phenomenological thoughts of Maurice  Merleau-Ponty ,Deconstruction and Jacques Derrida's writings on issues like touch, translation and autobiography ), Indian philosophical systems, political philosophies of Antonio Gramsci, Louis Althusser and B. R. Ambedkar, Commonwealth and postcolonial literatures, Diaspora studies, Nationalism, caste, race and Dalit literature.


Das's  research articles  on Ambedkar, Dalit studies, Subaltern Studies, historiography, Cultural Studies etc.  have been published in famous research journals like the Critical Philosophy of Race,  Dewey Studies, Economic & Political Weekly, Bangla Journal, Contemporary Voice of Dalit (Sage) etc. His research article on historiography ( published in the EPW) is taught at the Masters' programme in History at the University of Warwick, UK



Das has been a UGC (SAP DRS II) Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Dalit Studies, Department of English, Delhi University ( February, 2017). 

He is currently a visiting guest faculty at the Department of Comparative Indian Language and Literature( DCILL), University of Calcutta.



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West Bengal, India

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