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Panchali Bhattacharya

Qualification

  • PhD (English) – School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar, India
  • B.Ed – Institute of Education (P.G.) for Women Chandernagore, The University of Burdwan, India
  • UGC  NET in English (December 2012) – M.A. (English) – Department of English and Culture Studies, The University of Burdwan, India
  • B.A (English Hons.) – Hooghly Mohsin College, The University of Burdwan, India

What subject you teach at SSU ?

  • BAE 201: 18th Century British Literature
  • BAE 402: European Classical Literature
  • BAE 403: Women’s Writing
  • BAE 602: Popular Literature
  • BAE 603: Partition Literature
  • MAE 403: Australian Literature

Journals

  1. Bhattacharya, Panchali. “Reviving the Indigenous Knowledge of the Tenyimia Nagas in Easterine Kire’s ‘When the River Sleeps’.” Humanities and Social Sciences Reviews, Vol. 8, No. 1, Jan-Feb 2020, pp. 751-758. (ISSN 2395-6518) [doi: https://doi.org/10.18510/hssr.2020.8190]
  2. Bhattacharya, Panchali. “Social Dynamics of Hindi Eco-Cinema and the Politics of Water.” Handbook of Research on Social and Cultural Dynamics in Indian Cinema. Edited by Santosh Kumar Biswal, Krishna Sankar Kusuma and Sulagna Mohanty, IGI Global, June 2020, pp 1-13. (ISBN 9781799835110) [doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3511-0]
  3. Panda, Punyashree, and Panchali Bhattacharya. “Oriental Ecofeminism: Contrasting Spiritual and Social Ecofemininity in Mitra Phukan’s ‘The Collector’s Wife’ and Manjula Padmanabhan’s ‘Escape’.” UNITAS: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Vol. 92, No.2, Nov. 2019, pp 72-96. (ISSN 0041-7149) [doi: https://doi.org/10.31944/2019922.04]
  4. Bhattacharya, Panchali, and Punyashree Panda. “Indigeneity, Femininity, and the Practice of Occult in Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s ‘The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey’.” The IUP Journal of English Studies, Vol. 15, No. 4. (ISSN 0973-3728) [In Press] 
  5. Panda, Punyashree, and Panchali Bhattacharya. “Environmentalism of the Marginalised: A Study of Two contemporary Bollywood Movies.” Literary Endeavour, Vol. 10, No. 3, May 2019, pp 328-335. (ISSN 0976 – 299X)
  6. Bhattacharya, Panchali, and Amrita Satapathy. “Naga Folk culture and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Easterine Kire’s ‘When the River Sleeps’.” Literature and Environmental Discourse: Ecocritical Perspectives on Contemporary English Literature. Edited by Subhajit Bhadra and Sk Mukul, Sarup and Sons, March 2018, pp 112-131. (ISBN 9789352081134)
  7. Satapathy, Amrita, and Panchali Bhattacharya. “Quest for the Self in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s ‘Oleander Girl’.” Apperception: Journal of the Department of English, Viswa –Bharati, Vol.8, 2017, pp 132- 142. (ISSN 2321-1261)
  8. Bhattacharya, Panchali. “‘Unrecognised Generations of Mothers and Grandmothers’: Women in Derek Walcott’s ‘Omeros’.” Labyrinth: An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Studies, Vol.6, No.2, April 2015, pp 76-80. (ISSN 0976-0814)
  9. Bhattacharya, Panchali. “‘The Island Was Once / Named Helen’: Juxtaposing the Classical and Antillean Helen with Saint Lucia in Derek Walcott’s ‘Omeros’.” LangLit: An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal, Vol.1, No.4, May 2015, pp 680-684. (ISSN 2349-5189)
  10. Bhattacharya, Panchali. “Sexual/Textual Politics: A Feminist Reading of Kingsley Amis’s ‘Lucky Jim’.” Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, Vol.2, No.5, September 2013, pp 1-8. (ISSN 2278-9529)

Awards

  1. Awarded Fellowship for pursuing Doctoral Research by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India from July 2015 to July 2020 
  2. Awarded National Merit Scholarship for pursuing Master of Arts (English Literature) and Bachelor of Arts (English Honours)
  3. Awarded University Silver Medal for securing the Second rank in Master of Arts
  4. Awarded “The Best Presenter in the Session ‘Folklore and Tradition’” and “The Best Student Presenter of the Conference” at 6th ICOAH, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019

Interests

Ecocriticism, Indigenous Study, North East Indian Fictions, Feminist Theory, Folklore Studies, Indian English Literature

Other Accomplishments

  1. Presented paper titled “Settler Colonialism and the Ecology of the Adis in Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam” at the Rupkatha International Open Conference (Virtual), held between 20-22 August, 2020
  2. Presented paper titled “Eco-myths and Indigeneity in Easterine Kire’s When the River Sleeps and Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam” at the 6th International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, held between 19-20 September 2019 
  3. Presented paper titled “Revival of Indigenous Naga Knowledge: Reading Easterine Kire’s When the River Sleeps” at the Annual Academic Conference, DoHSS, IIT Madras, India, held between 1-3 February 2018 
  4. Presented paper titled “Postcolonial Ecological Wisdom of the Adi tribe in Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam” at the VIth International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture, IASE Pune, India, held between 15-17 December 2017 
  5. Participated in the Annual Departmental Conference on “New Dimensions in Literary Studies” held on 24 March 2015, organized by the Department of English, Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal, India 
  6. Participated in a workshop on “Postcolonial World Literature” organised by School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar, under GIAN programme, MHRD (Govt. of India) between 25 Feb-06 Mar, 2016 
  7. Participated in a workshop on “Environmental Humanities: Ecology, Culture and Intervention” organised by the Department of English, Jadavpur University, under GIAN programme, MHRD (Govt. of India) between 14 – 30 Nov, 2016 
  8. Participated in a workshop on “Travel Writing: Texts, Theories, and Frameworks for Analysis” organised by School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar, under GIAN programme, MHRD (Govt. of India) between 19-29 Dec, 2016 
  9. Participated in a workshop on “Comparative Literature for the Twenty-first Century” organised by School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar, under GIAN programme, MHRD (Govt. of India) between 06-16 Dec, 2017 
  10. Participated in an AICTE-ATAL FDP on “Communication Strategies for Effective Leadership” held at CET Bhubaneswar (online) between 22-26 September, 2020 
  11. Participated in an AICTE-ATAL FDP on “Personal Effectiveness” held at School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar (online) between 02-06 November, 2020