Mousumi Mandal

Assistant Professor

For my doctoral thesis I have researched on the historical figure of East Bengali migrant working woman in Post-Partition Calcutta focusing on ideas of gender, class, experience and labour. The study focused on the emergence of the working bhadramahila—a paradox in traditional understanding—following the Partition of Bengal.  My research interests border on understanding the gendered experience of partition, refugee women and laboring women. My M.Phil work has centered on the folkloric traditions of the Sundarbans (West Bengal) with a detailed study of folklore, myth, performance and popular religion. My research interests are to study the methods of reading folklores as literature and myth as history; popular religions and its interface with pre-modern and modern societies, the changing nature of folk in the current time,

My key research interests are partition, gender, city, refugee, migration, popular culture, popular religion, Sundarbans, performance studies, translation and folklore.


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

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