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Name Dr. Indranil Acharya
Designation Associate Professor
Department Name ENGLISH
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 442
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Address Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Had taught on full-time substantive basis at Contai P.K.College, Krishnagar Govt. College and Jhargram Raj Govt. College.
Associate Professor, Department of English since 17 November, 2012 and Head, Dept. of English since 15 September, 2013.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Folk Language, Literature and Culture
Endangered languages and cultures with special reference to Endangered folk drama
Course/ Subject Taught 
Dalit & Tribal Literature in Translation Studies
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
“Aestheticizing without Agenda: A Counter-Reading of the Western Approach to Chhau Dance”. Published in Rupkatha: An Online Open Access Journal, ISSN 0975-2935 Volume V, Number 2, 2013.volume-v2013Dept. of English, Calcutta University
Marxism, Ambedkarism and the Structures of Exclusion in Bangla Dalit LiteratureLittcrit, Vol.39, No.1, June 2013. ISSN: 0970-80492013P. Ajayakumar
“The Diasporic Consciousness in the Fictional Works of JhumpaLahiri”.Litscape: Journal of VUETC (ISSN 0976-9064),2009VUETC

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
“The Problematics of Gender Identity in the Early Poetry of T.S.Eliot”.Middle Flight: SSM Journal of English Literature (ISSN 2319- 7684), Vol.1, No.1,2013Keshpur College
“Politics of Representation in Translation and Publication of Bangla Dalit Writing: A Critique”.Litscape: Journal of VUETC (ISSN 0976- 9064), Vol.8, No.1, March 2013.2013VUETC
“Resistant Subalternity: Re-reading Indigenous Writings of Australia and India”.Journal of the Dept. of English, V.U., Vol.9 (ISSN 0973-3671),2011VU
Translation of three poems of Anil Gharai.Journal of the Dept. of English, V.U., Vol.8 (ISSN 0973-3671),2010VU

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
3. Towards Social Change: Essays on Dalit Literature (co-edited). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2013 (ISBN 978-81-250-5344-6).Orient Blackswan2013editor
4. Many Coloured Glass: A Compulsory English Textbook for V.U. (co-edited). New Delhi: Macmillan, 2013 (ISBN 935-0596-15-6).Macmillan,2013co-editor
Towards Social Change: Essays on Dalit LiteratureOrient Blackswan2013Editor
Many Coloured Glass: A Compulsory English Textbook for V.U.Macmillan2013Editor
Survival and Other Stories: Dalit Bangla Fiction in TranslationOrient Blackswan2012Editor
2. Survival and Other Stories: Dalit Bangla Fiction in Translation (co-edited). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2012 (ISBN 978 81 250 4510 6).Orient Blackswan2012editor
1. “Beyond a Sense of Belonging: Race, Class and Gender in the Poetry of Yeats and Eliot”. New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2011 (ISBN 819022827-7).SSS Publications,2011sole author
“Beyond a Sense of Belonging: Race, Class and Gender in the Poetry of Yeats and Eliot”.SSS Publications, New Delhi2011Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Tajuddin AhmedRediscovering Early Indian Muslim Women Novelists’ Writing in English: A Select StudyProf. S.P.SinghaSubmitted2014
ArpitaBhowmikRepresentation of Indigeneity in the Works of Verrier ElwinDr Amal ChakrabortyOngoing2016
AninditaSenPolitics of survival and recovery from trauma and suffering in Australian aboriginal and Indian Dalit Testimonio writings Ongoing2016
Mithun BhattacharyaPolitics of exclusion: A reading of the select writings of Mahasweta Devi and LaxmanGaikwadDr Joyjit GhoshOngoing2016
Arpita RajRepresentation of Indigenous Identity in Santal Folk Narratives: A StudyDr Ratan HembramOngoing2015
Ujjwal PandaSense of Place in the Poetry of Larkin and Heaney Ongoing2014

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Principal Investigator of UGC Major Research Project [F.No. 5-97/2013 (HRP); dated 11.03.2013] entitled “Documentation, Translation and Analysis of Bengali Folk Drama in the Context of Endangerment”. Total grants: 9.35 lakhsPrincipal InvestigatorUGC92 year20132015
Deputy Coordinator in the ongoing UGC SAP-III DRS-I Project (2009-14) till 06.03.2013; thrust area: documentation and translation of Dalit and tribal literature in West Bengal. Total grants: 35.5 lakhsDeputy CoordinatorUGC365 year20092014

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Carried out one UGC MRP entitled “Black Words, White Page: A Historical and Critical Survey of Contemporary Aboriginal Fiction of Australia”; completed by December, 2008; grants received: Rs.75,000/-Principal InvestigatorUGC752 year20072009
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
West Bengal languages in global languages meetBHASHA, BarodaBaroda2012
Translation, Ideology and Politics in the 21st CenturyIGNOUNew Delhi2012
international conference on Public Diplomacy in theory and practiceDeakin University and Rajdhani College, university of DelhiIndia International Centre, New Delhi2011
West Bengal languagesCentral University of RajasthanAjmer2011
Membership of Learned Society 
Nominated to the National Editorial Collective of People’s Linguistic Survey of India conducted by Bhasha Research Centre, Baroda, which is a Centre of Excellence, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India.
Member of Indian Association for the Study of Australia
Member of Comparative Literature Association of India
Member of Indian Folklore Congress
Member of Executive Committee on Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
committee member of VUTA Silver Jubilee conference2010 to 2011
committee member of VURSA international conferences2009 to 2011
committee member of first VUAA conference2008 to 2009
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Indian Association for the Study of Australia Biennial Conference2014Paper presenterUniversity of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Indian Folklore Congress2014Paper presenterManipur University, Imphal

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
International conference on Historicizing Sub-Regional Co-operation in South Asia: Society, Culture and Politics in Bangladesh and Eastern India; VU& MAKAIAS, Kolkata2012Joint ConvenerMAKAIAS & VU
UGC SAP-III DRS-I National Seminar on “Translation of Dalit Literature: Problems and Prospects”2010OrganizerUGC
International Seminar titled “The Role of Publication Houses in the Promotion of Literature”; UGC2009joint directorUGC
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