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Name Dr. Jolly Das
Designation Associate Professor , Head
Department Name ENGLISH
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-298 / Centrex Extn. 257
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Address Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.Rabindra Bharati University2004
M.Phil.Rabindra Bharati University.1994
M.A. ( English )University of Calcutta1989
B.A.Lady Brabourne College1987
H.S.Lady Brabourne College1984
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Associate Professor, Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore.
Guest Lecturer, Department of English, Rabindra Bharati University.
Associate Professor, Department Of English, Raja Peary Mohan College, [University Of Calcutta], Uttarpara.
Reader, Department Of English, Raja Peary Mohan College, [University Of Calcutta], Uttarpara.
Senior Lecturer, Department Of English, Raja Peary Mohan College, [University Of Calcutta], Uttarpara.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Girish Karnad Studies
T.S. Eliot Studies
Adivasi Related Literature in English Translation
Modern British Drama
Indian Theatre
Tribal Literature and Culture
Loreto Education
Indian English Literature
Course/ Subject Taught 
Shakespeare Studies
Twentieth Century English Fiction (Conrad)
Twentieth Century British Drama (T.S. Eliot)
Indian English Drama (Girish Karnad)
Modern Indian Poetry in English (R. Parthasarathy & J. Mahapatra)
Bengali Literature about Adivasi Life (in English Translation)
Indian Writing in English Translation
Dalit Literature in English Translation
Literary Criticism
Research Methodology
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
A New Critical Angle Hamlet and His Problems.Objective Illumination! A Study of T.S. Eliots Prose Writings. ISBN 878-93-83292-38-7. 228-241.2018Alfa Publishers, New Delhi.
Stranger than Strangest!Insight: The Creative and Critical Eye.Journal of the Department of English, Serampore Girls College. Vol. 2. 47-55.2014Department of English, Serampore Girls College, Serampore.
Countdown: Towards a Crisis of Civilization.In Pursuit of Amitav Ghosh. 978-81-250-5166-4. 233-247.2013New Delhi: Orient Blackswan
‘Rabindranath Tagore and Modern Bangla Literature.’Rabindranath Tagore and Indian Literature 978-81-920866-5-1 57—7702012Universal Publishers,
Bravely Fought the Queen: Questioning Borders in Content and Performance.’The Plays of Mahesh Dattani. ISBN 978-93-82178-03-3 129—1412012New Delhi: Pencraft.

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Emergence of a Down-to-Earth Notion of Manliness: Shudrakas SharvilakaMiddle Flight. vol. 7, No. 1. 271-802019Department of English, S.S. Mahavidyalaya, Keshpur, Paschim Medinipur
Quality Education for Slow Learners Belonging to Marginalised Sectors: The Loreto Endeavour.Quality Education for the Students belonging to the Marginalised Sectorsd in India. (Seminar Proceedings) Vol. I. ISBN 978-81-921754-2-3. 5-9.2018Kaliappan Pathippagam, Tiruppuvanam.
Whats Interesting in Girish Karnads Wedding Album?Gender and Commonwealth Studies. ISBN 978-93-5225-029-5. 16—20.2015Kolkata:Books Way.
The Contemporary Bearing of Karnad’s Tale-Danda.’Sahitya Akademi Award Winning English Translations. ISBN 978-81-7273-728-3 287—3092014New Delhi:Authors Press.
‘Confluence of Concepts: Buddha and Rabindranath Tagore.’Rabindranath Tagore: Vision and Art. ISBN 978-93-80481-09-8. 54—71.2014Meera Publishers.
Voices of Alternatives amidst Urban Chaos: Vibrant Portraits in Two Plays by Girish Karnad.’Journal of the Department of English, Vidyasagar University. Vol. 11. ISSN 0973-3671. 41—50.2013Department of English, Vidyasagar University.
‘Women in Marga and Desi Traditions: Karnad’s Padmini and Rani.’Uneven Terrain: Critical Perspectives in Postcolonialism. 81-7389-015-3. 199—208. 2011Kolkata: Booklore.

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Girish Karnad: Shristite JibonachoroneAneek: 56th Year, Issue No. 1. July 2019. (R.N.I Regn No. 12026/65)pp.32-34.2019Aneek Eds. Ratan Khasnobis
The Plight of Teaching MacbethSymposium, Journal of the Department of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College. ISSN 2320-1452. 1—8.2015Department of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College.
The Paradigm of the Incarnation in Murder in the Cathedral.Literature and Criticism. Vol.4. 114—118.2004Literature and Criticism
Eliots Beginning with Drama: Sweeney Agonistes.Journal of the Department of English, University of Calcutta. 80—86.2002Department of English, University of Calcutta.

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Ethnic Tapestry: Bengali Short Stories on Indigenous PeopleCentre of Excellence (CoE), Separtment of Odia, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan & Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs2019Translator & Editor
Tracing Karnads Theatrical TrajectoryParagon2015Author
Eliots Prismatic Plays A Multifaced QuestAtlantic2007Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Bisweswar ChakrabortyCommunalism and the Problem of Indian Nationhood: A Study of Select Post-Independence Indian English Fiction Ongoing 
Anindita DeCan the Peripheral Women Speak? Kavita Kanes Exploration of the Identities of Marginalised Women in the Grand Indian Myths Ongoing 
Subhasish BaruaAmbedkar and the Making of Dalit Identity: A Reading of Marathi Dalit Mens Writings in English Translation Ongoing 
Arup Kumar MondalRepresentation of Women in Marathi Dalit Mens Writings in English Translation: A Study in Critical Perspectives Ongoing 

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
The Indianness of Girish Karnads PlaysDepartment of English Raja N. L. Khan Womens College (Autonomous), MidnaporeRaja N. L. Khan Womens College (Autonomous), Midnapore2020
Traditional and Modern Medics: The Insider-Outsider Perspective in a Kheria Sabar Village in PuruliaCentre-of-Excellence, Department of Odia, Visva-Bharati, SantiniketanCentre-of-Excellence, Department of Odia, Visva-Bharati2019
The Role of Women in the Society According to Sanatana DharmaMilan Math, Kolkata. 126th Advent Anniversary of Sri Omkarnathdev.Mahamilan Math, Kolkata.2017
The Plays of Girish Karnad.Department of English, University of CalcuttaDepartment of English, University of Calcutta2016
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.Department of English, Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata.Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata2015
Membership of Learned Society 
English Studies Association
Rabindra-Bhavana Visva-Bharati
Godhuli Mon, Chandannagar.
Rabindra Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Observer, WBSSC Examinations, Akuni BGG High School, Akuni, Mashat, Hooghly2016 to 2016
Venue Supervisor, West Bengal State Eligibility Test 2017, Raja Peary Mohan College Venue2017 to 2017
Venue Supervisor, WBSSC Examinations, Raja Peary Mohan College Venue.2016 to 2017
Subject Expert,English. Board of Examiners, NULM, Uttarpara-Kotrung Municipality2016 to 2017
Subject Expert,English. Board of Examiners, NUHM, Uttarpara-Kotrung Municipality2017 to 2017
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Tribal Life of Eastern India: Insiders and Outsiders Perspectives2019Resource Person, SeminarCentre of excellence, Department of Odia, Visvs-Bharati, Santiniketan
Tribal Life of Eastern India: Insiders and Outsiders Perspectives2019Resource Person, (Workshop)Centre of excellence, Department of Odia, Visvs-Bharati, Santiniketan
Locating Folk Narratives in the Literary / Cultural Genres of Eastern India2019Resource Person (Conference)Vidyasagar University. UGC SAP-III, DRS Phase-II, Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore.
Translation of Cultural Texts2019Resource Person (Workshop)Vidyasagar University. UGC SAP-III, DRS Phase-II, Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore.
Translation2018Resource PersonVisva-Bharati Centre of Excellence, Department of Odia, Visva-Bharati

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Tribal Cultural Texts2019OrganiserUGC (DRS)
Frames of Marginality: Interpreting and Interrogating Theory and Praxis2018ConvenerDepartment of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal.
Annual Parasor Chatterjee Memorial Lecture[Endowment Lecture,Department of English, Raja Peary Mohan College]Every Year from 20052005ConvenerLate Parasor Chatterjees Wife & Family.
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