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Name Prof. Indranil Acharya
Designation Professor
Department Name ENGLISH
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 442
Email ID indranil@mail.vidyasagar.ac.in
Fax 03222-275329
Mobile No 9735359528
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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.VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY2004
M.A.UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA1997
B.A.UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA1995
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
SENIOR LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, 09.03.2008- 16.11.2009 READER, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, 17.11.2009- 16.11.2012 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, 17.11.2012-
SENIOR LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, KRISHNAGAR GOVT. COLLEGE, NADIA & JHARGRAM RAJ COLLEGE, JHARGRAM 09.03.2006- 03.03. 2008
LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, P.K. COLLEGE, CONTAI, 17.11.2000-16.11.2004 SENIOR LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, P.K. COLLEGE, CONTAI, 17.11.2004-08.03.2006
GUEST FACULTY, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, NARENDRAPUR R.K.MISSION RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE, KOLKATA, 1998-1999
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
LITERATURE OF THE MARGINALIZED (DALIT&TRIBAL) IN TRANSLATION
Unwritten Languages Oral Literature Tribal Culture
Documentation Translation & Analysis of Endangered Folk Drama of West Bengal
Course/ Subject Taught 
Folklore Studies
Eighteenth Century Literature
Victorian Poetry
Modern Poetry
Literary Criticism
Australian Literature
Indian Writing in English Translation
Dalit Literature
English Grammar (for CBCS)
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Languages in Danger: A Critical Study of the Threatened Tribal Languages of BengalJALS Vol.5 Nos.1&2 Jan-Dec 2016;33-492016Bahri Publications
Politics of Cultural Amnesia: A Case Study of Machhani Folk Drama Form of PuruliaLokaratna, vol.IX, 2016, 83-952016Folklore Foundation
Quest for an Alternative Aesthetic in Bangla Dalit Folk Poetry (book chapter)Proceedings of International Folklore Congress; Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 2015; pp. 129-1422015Bangla Academy Dhaka
The Aesthetics of Bangla Dalit PoetryRupkatha: An Online Open Access Journal, Volume V, Number 4, 2014.2014The Department of English, University of Calcutta
Marxism, Dalitism and the Politics of Exclusion in Bengal: An InquestCreative Forum, vol.26, no.1; Jan-June 2013, pp. 84-1052013Bahri Publications


National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Negotiating Cultural Translation of Bangla Dalit Literature: Issues and InnovationsLitscape, vol.10, no.1, 2017, pp.17-232017VUETC
Discourse of Marginality and the Indigenous Literature of Australia and India: A StudyMiddle Flight, vol.6, no.1, pp.131-1412017SSM College
Social Satire and the Cult of Lord Shiva in Two Folk Performances of Bengal and Odisha: A Study (book chapter)Repositioning Folklore and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (edited book), 2016, 289-2972016Centurion University, Odisha
Representing Indigenous Identity: A Select Study of Australian Aboriginal and Indian Dalit Poetry (book chapter)Indo-Australian Connections: Retrospect and Prospects (edited book), 2016, 150-1622016Pinnacle Books, New Delhi
Endangered Folk Drama Forms of Subarnarekha Basin: Some Disturbing RevelationsLitscape, Vol.9, no.1; 2015; pp.55-612015VUETC
The Dynamics of Dalit Fiction and Autobiography: A Reading of ManjuBala’s ‘Dwando’ (Conflict)Middle Flight; vol.4, no.1, 2015; pp.13-232015SSM College
Folk Performance and the Politicized Public Sphere: Future of Gambhira in Malda District of West BengalThe Visva-Bharati Quarterly, vol.23, nos. 2&3, July-December 2014, p.no.992014Visva-Bharati University
Translated Poems of Bangla Dalit Poet SusilMandalIndian Literature, vol. LVII No.6, Nov/Dec 2014, pp.51-532014SahityaAkademi
Hierarchies of Exploitation amongst Adivasi Communities: A Study of Anil Gharai’sThe Almond FlowersTowards Social Change: Essays on Dalit Literature; eds. SP Singha and Indranil Acharya, Orient Blackswan, 2014, pp. 76-842014Orient Blackswan, 2014
Poems of Herbert, Keats, Tennyson and Ramanujan (book chapter)Many Coloured Glass: A Compulsory English Textbook for V.U. (edited by faculty members), Macmillan, 2013, pp. 103-1142013Macmillan, New Delhi, 2013
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Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Dalit Sahitya: KichhuPrasongikBhavna (book chapter)ManabAdhikar: Nana Dik, ed.Yasin Khan, Progressive Publishers, Kolkata, 2015, state level publisher; pp.749-7562015Progressive Publishers, Kolkata
Situating Folk Performances in the Public Domain: An Evaluation of Gambhira and Mughal TamashaJournal of the Department of English, V.U., Vol.11, pp.59-67, 2013-142014The Registrar, Vidyasgar University
“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.1,2013SSM 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
Translated into English two Dalit poems of Anil GharaiJournal of the Department of English, vol.10, 2012-13; pp.164-1652013Registrar, Vidyasagar University
“Resistant Subalternity: Re-reading Indigenous Writings of Australia and India”.Journal of the Dept. of English, V.U., Vol.9 (ISSN 0973-3671),2012VU
Nation and the Politics of Language of its Tribal Populace: A Case Study of the Indigenous Languages of West Bengal(book chapter)Nation and its Tribal People; eds.R.Chakrabarti&K.Chatterjee;2012Books Way, Kolkata, 2012 state level publisher
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
Janajati Darpan (ISBN:9788193273746)Knowledge Bank Publishers & Distributors2018Editor
8.PASCHIMBANGER BHASHA Peoples Linguistic Survey of India (ISBN: 978-81-250-6251-6)Orient Blackswan2017co-editor
7.Smritibiloper Pore (After Amnesia by G.N.Devy) ISBN:978-93-86689-59-7Orient Blackswan2017translator (Bengali)
6.Janajati Darpan (ISBN:978-81-932737-4-6)Knowledge Bank Publishers and Distributors2017editor
5.Listen to the Flames: Texts and Readings from the MarginsOxford University Press2016co-editor
4.Towards Social Change: Essays on Dalit Literature (ISBN 978-81-250-5344-6).Orient Blackswan2014co-editor
3. Many Coloured Glass: A Compulsory English Textbook for V.U. (co-edited). New Delhi: Macmillan, 2013 (ISBN 935-0596-15-6).Macmillan,2013co-editor
2. Survival and Other Stories: Dalit Bangla Fiction in Translation (co-edited). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2012 (ISBN 978 81 250 4510 6).Orient Blackswan2012co-editor
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
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Arpita RajRepresentation of Indigenous Identity in Santal Folk Narratives: A StudyDr Ratan HembramSubmitted2017
Dipasree RoyThe Unconscious in the Colonial Experience of Rudyard Kipling: A Study of Select TextsProf. Debashis BandyopadhyayOngoing2020 (Expected)
Moumita DuttaPolitics of Representation in the Folktales of Bengal of Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Koutuk DuttaTowards An Alternative Canon: A Study of Select Works of Verrier Elwin and G.N.Devy Ongoing2019 (Expected)
Koushik RoyMargaret Atwood Maddaddam Trilogy and Old English Elegies: A Cross-Chronological StudyProf. Sankar Prasad SinghaOngoing2019 (Expected)
Mithun BhattacharyaPolitics of exclusion: A reading of the select writings of Mahasweta Devi and LaxmanGaikwadDr Joyjit GhoshOngoing2019 (Expected)
Sandeep ChattarajRepresentation of Pain and Suffering in Select Indigenous Folktales of India: A StudyDr Joyjit GhoshOngoing2019 (Expected)
Amitava PalArt and Power-play in Tom Stoppard Plays: A Re-appraisal Ongoing2019 (Expected)
ArpitaBhowmikRepresentation of Indigeneity in the Works of Verrier ElwinDr Amal ChakrabortyOngoing2018
AninditaSenDiscourse of Human Rights in Testimonio Writings: A Select Study Ongoing2018

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Ujjwal PandaSense of Place in the Poetry of Larkin and Heaney Awarded2017
Tajuddin AhmedRediscovering Early Indian Muslim Novelists Writing in English: A Study of Iqbalunnisa Hussain and Zeenuth FutehallyProf. Sankar Prasad SinghaAwarded2015
Project Work



Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
UGC Innovative Research Project Colonial to Post-Colonial: Re-Visiting the Cultural Cartographies of Adivasi Communities in West BengalPrincipal InvestigatorUGC2600002 year and 6 months20152017
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 InvestigatorUGC9350002 years20132015
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 CoordinatorUGC35500005 years20092014
Completed 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 InvestigatorUGC750002 years20072009
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Question of Identity and the Endangered Tribal Languages of Bengal: An InquestSchool of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, 15&16 MarchDepartment of English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi2018
Bangla Dalit LiteratureDebra College, Midnapore, 8th JanuaryDepartment of English, Debra College2018
Translation of Dalit LiteratureHijli College, Midnapore, 7th MarchHijli College, Midnapore2018
Understanding Our TimeSAMAS 2018; Dakshinayan 29&30 JanuaryWardha and Nagpur, Maharastra2018
Future of Printed Book in the Age of E-bookThe Times of India GroupPress Corner, Kolkata International Book Fair2018
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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
Life Member of Comparative Literature Association of India
Executive Member of Indian Folklore Congress
Member of Executive Committee on Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network
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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
Member VUTA since 20082008 to 2018
Souvenir Committee Joint Convenor Vidyasagar Yuva Mahotsava 2016-172016 to 2017
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Changing Contours of Adivasi Society and Culture: Crises and Negotiations; 22-24 March,20172017Paper presenterInnovative Research Project, Vidyasagr University
Dalit & Tribal Identities, the Nation & Globalization; 29.03.17 & 30.03.172017Chaired sessionsUGC SAP-III, DRS-II, Dept. of English, Vidyasagar University
National seminar-cum-workshop on Language Documentation; 17-21 October, 20162016Paper presenterManipur University and Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Imphal, Manipur
Change for the Worse? Revisiting Adivasi Languages of South Bengal2016Paper presenterVidyasagar University Innovative Research Project 27-28 April
Bridgewater International Poetry Festival; 15-18 Jan, 20152015Paper presenterBridgewater College, Virginia, USA Skype presentation
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Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Film and Literature Interface2018Joint ConvenorUGC (Unassigned Grant)
Changing Contours of Adivasi Society and Culture: Crises and Negotiations; 22-24 March,20172017Joint ConvenorUGC (Innovative Research Project)
Environmentalism and Literature, 21.03.172017Joint ConvenorUGC (Unassigned Grant)
Children Literature2016 ConvenorUGC (Unassigned Grant)
Coloniality and Postcoloniality: Adivasi Society andCulture in Transition2016Joint ConvenorUGC (Innovative Research Project)
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Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Excellence in Book Production to Paschimbanger Bhasha, second prizeFederation of Indian Publishers2017
PLSI FelicitationBhasha Research and Publication Centre2017
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