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Prof. Ranjana Ray
Professor Emeritus,Dept. of Anthropology, University of Calcutta
Brief Bio-data
Dr. (Mrs.) Ranjana Ray is former Professor and Emeritus Fellow (UGC) of the department of Anthropology, Calcutta University. She had her education in Calcutta University and Hawaii University (recipient of East West Center Fellowship from US Federal Government for Graduate studies). She has got research experience of 53 years. Taught in the department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta since 1974.

Executive committee member of the International Union for Prehistoric and protohistoric Sciences, a body of the Human Sciences of UNESCO. At present elected as Anthropological secretary of The Asiatic Society.
Contact Details
49/53, Prince Gulam Muhammad Shah Road,
Kolkata 700033.

Email : prof.ranjana.ray@gmail.com
Dr. Sarmistha De Basu
Secretary, Kolkata Society for Asian Studies
Brief Bio-data
Sarmistha De Basu, did her M.A. and Ph.D in Bengali from Rabindra Bharati University. She has been involved in research programs of different premier institutes like The Asiatic Society, Kolkata; Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi; Kolkata Society for Asian Studies; and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) , New Delhi. Her area of research mainly concentrates on the Folklore and Cultural Studies, especially on Folk Motifs. She has worked on the Socio-economic background of several folk dances of Bengal and Assam. She has been involved in teaching in Harimohan Ghosh College in Kolkata, Netaji Subhas Open University and Indira Gandhi National Open University, Kolkata. She has worked on the Database Project of INTACH on Intangible Heritage of India. She has contributed to the area of Folk Dances, Motif indexing of Folk and Classical Literature, Folk Culture, Folk Narratives of various ethnic groups, review of the Bengali Short Stories of Ashapurna Devi on socio-economic background of Bengali women, social status of women in Bengali Short stories, Literary criticism of the work of some established Bengali Poet by publishing books and also research articles in national and international journals of repute. She also bears the responsibility as Secretary of the Kolkata Society for Asian Studies.
Contact Details
3/25/1, R. K. Chatterjee Road,
Kolkata 700042.

Email : sharmisthadebasu@yahoo.com

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Dr. Satyabrata Chakrabarti
President, KSAS (Ex-Officio), The General Secretary, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata. Former Deputy Director, Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata,
Brief Bio-data
Dr. Satyabrata Chakrabarti was former Deputy Director Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata. Presently he is the general secretary of The Asiatic Society, Kolkata. He served as a visiting faculty in the Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal and Arunachal University, Arunachal Pradesh. He has authored/edited many books and monographs. One of his remarkable books published by Anthropological Survey of India is ‘Around the Plough’. ‘Agrarian Situation in India’ II volumes, ‘A Town in the Rural Milieu: Baruipur, West Bengal’ and ‘Tribal India: Agrarian Systems and Agrarian Laws’ published by Anthropological Survey of India, ‘Social Science and Social Concern’ by Mittal Publication, New Delhi a few important edited volumes among more. He has more than 70 published Research papers in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals along with more than 50 publications in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Conferences and as edited works, Book reviews, etc. in his credits.
He is in the editorial board of Journal of The Indian Anthropological Society, Journal of The Asiatic Society and Science and Culture.
Contact Details
15/8, Rajkrishna Pal Lane,
Kolkata 700075.

Email : sbchakrabarti@gmail.com
Prof. Krishna Bhattacharya
Professor of Linguistics (Retired), University of Calcutta
Brief Bio-data
Krishna Bhattacharya is former Professor & UGC Emeritus Fellow, Department of Linguistics and former visiting teacher, departments of Linguistics & Comparative Indian Language and Literature, University of Calcutta. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Linguistics from the University of Calcutta on the topic A Contrastive study of Bengali-Oriya Verb Morphology. She topped the merit lists in both M.A. (I class, I rank, Gold Medallist) and B.A. (I class, I rank) in Linguistics. Dr. Bhattacharya has published seven books including a translation work and nearly ninety papers in national and international journals in the areas of phonetics, phonology, applied linguistics, minor languages, and language and music. She has edited Indian Journal of Linguistics. She is connected with Sahitya Akademi as translator and reviewer. She has completed two Projects: one entitled 'Defining Key Concepts in Linguistics—A Bilingual Approach with Text-Machine Interface' under the UPE Scheme, University of Calcutta as Principal investigator and the other on Tagore’s songs as UGC Emeritus Fellow. She was involved in the Project on endangered languages under SPPEL, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Govt. Of India) as Principal investigator. For academic purposes she has visited countries like Thailand, U.S.A. Germany, Japan and Bangladesh.
Contact Details
27A/1, Bhuban Mohan Roy Road,
Kolkata 700008.

Email : krishnabhattac@gmail.com
Prof. Krunoslav Mikulan
Assistant Professor and Scientific Fellow of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia, EU
Brief Bio-data
Krunoslav Mikulan graduated from the University of Zagreb with a dual BA degree in English Language and Literature, and German Language and Literature; he received his MA and PhD degrees in English Literature from the same university. He is currently employed as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, where he teaches introductory courses in literary theory. He regularly publishes papers on literary theory, methodology of teaching, linguistics and onomastics, and he has published two books on literary theory and a book on English language teaching using new technologies and new media. His interests include numismatics and military history, and he has published a number of books and articles on these subjects as well.
Contact Details
J. Slavenskog 14
40000 Čakovec
Croatia EU

Email : krunoslav.mikulan@ck.htnet.hr
Prof. John Adamson
Chief Editor, Asian EFL Journal, Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Brief Bio-data
John Adamson is a Professor at the University of Niigata Prefecture in Japan. As Chief Editor of Asian EFL Journal, he is active in editorial work. Having received his Ed.D. from the University of Leicester, he has pursued research in EAP/ESP provision at the university level, interdisciplinary, self-access, and academic publishing.
Contact Details
ED. D. 2-6-35 Teraonishi Nishi-Ku,
Niigata-Shi 950-2064,

Email : johnadamson253@hotmail.com
Prof. Mesbah Kamal
Professor, Dept. of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Brief Bio-data
Dr. Mesbah Kamal, Professor of History in University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, is an expert on diversity, plurality and marginality issues and has authored/edited 23 books and numerous research articles on Indigenous and Dalit (untouchable) populations, peasant and trade union movements, secularism and cultural studies, Bangladesh Liberation War, and South and South East Asian regional & sub-regional cooperation. He has also conducted more than 40 surveys for host of UN and international agencies. He is currently serving as the Chair of the GoB expert committee for identification and enlistment of marginal peoples and communities of Bangladesh.
Prof. Mesbah Kamal is an internationally known human rights defender and currently serving as a Technocrat Member and Coordinator of the Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples. He is also the Chairperson of Research and Development Collective (RDC), a leading research and policy advocacy institute in Bangladesh and was the founder General Secretary of Bangladesh History Congress (Bangladesh Itihas Sammilani). He is also a Member of the Human Rights Commission formed by the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES). He is also a media personality reputed for his politico-social analysis on contemporary Bangladesh and South & South East Asian affairs.
Prof. Mesbah Kamal has also served BBC World Service as a News Producer and Broadcaster in late late 1980s and early 1990s. He has also Published and Edited monthly journal Samaj Chetana (Social awareness) for more than a decade. He is currently the President of Jana-Itihas Charcha Kendra based in University of Dhaka and of BotTala, a performance space.
Contact Details
Flat A7, House 55 ,
Road 6/A, Dhanmondi R/A,
Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh

Email : mesbah58@yahoo.com
Prof. Suniti Pathak
Indologist. Former Reader in Indo-Tibetan Studies Department, VisvaBharati University; specialised in Pali Sanskrit and Tibetan sources of Buddhism.
Brief Bio-data
Born in 1924, Prof Suniti Pathak had started his carrier by working in leave vacancy from 1940 in Narajol Higher Secondary school just after passing Matriculation Examination. He also joined as junior Pundit in the Malighati Primary School at that time. In between he completed his study in Tole (Sanskrit School) and achieved degrees as Kavya Tirtha, Puran Ratan in Sanskrit and Sukat Visarad in Pali with Gold Medal. After completing B.A. honours in Sanskrit College, he studied Pali (Mahajan Goshthi) in Calcutta University.
After completion of M.A. he joined as Sino Tibetan Research Scholar with a stipend of Rs.25/- in Calcutta University. He achieved the guidance of Prof. Suniti Kumar Chatterji and Jorge Nicholas Rayrich of Russia in Kalimpong. It was the turning point of his life. From 1953 he started his carrier as lecturer in Visva Bharati University in the department of Indo-Tibetan Languages. At that time he was called by Indian Army to teach languages. He was the Dean of Visva Bharati, Santiniketan from 1972 to 1986. He taught in the department of Buddhist Studies of Calcutta University as a guest faculty for a long time. Lectured in many states of India and abroad like America, UK, Hungary etc. He achieved many prestigious prizes like, President Award, Majushri Award etc. As a linguist he was honoured by The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, received Sahitya Parisat Award and many more. From Mahabodhi Society he received a title as ‘Bhanak’.
Contact Details
Aban Pally,
Pin - 731235

Prof. Durga Basu
Professor, Dept. of Archaeology (Retired), University of Calcutta. Vice President, KSAS.
Brief Bio-data
Former Professor & Head of the Department, Department of Archaeology, Calcutta University.
Presently Vice- President of Kolkata Society for Asian Studies.
Currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Museology, Dept of Buddhist Studies , Calcutta University.
Visiting Professor- Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Indology Department. Kolkata.
Specialized in Buddhist studies, Historical archaeology, Indian art & architecture.
Published several articles in various journals of National & International repute and edited books. Participated in a number of International conferences held in Ireland, Jordan, Cambodia ,Manila, Iran, Vietnam, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh and Cardiff University, UK.. Published a monograph entitled “The N.B.P. Culture of Eastern India”.
Edited Books- a)Folk Architecture of Asian Countries- A Comparative Study, b) Bharatatattva Vol-3
Presently attached with the editorial board of R.K. Mission Institute of Culture.
Field Experience/ Field Guidance:(a)As a Director of Excavation, conducted Excavations at Kankan Dighi,2013-2015.(2)Also Participated in a number of excavations held at Rajbadidanga(1981); Mongalkot(1986); Dihar(2009); Moghalmari(2007-2012) in West Bengal.
Contact Details
36, C, Ballygunge Circular Road ,
Alokapuri, Flat – 1/10, First Floor,
Kolkata 700019

Email : durgabasu57@gmail.com
Sri Shyam Sundar Bhattacharya
Philological Secretary, The Asiatic Society Former Director, Language Cell, Government of India
Brief Bio-data
Contact Details
27A/1, Bhuban Mohan Roy Road,
Kolkata 700008

Email : shyamsundarbhattacharya@gmail.com
Dr. Arpita Basu
Treasurer, KSAS (Ex-Officio)
Brief Bio-data
Arpita Basu, is the Tagore National Scholar for Cultural Research Component, associated to the Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata, under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. She had been working to different fields of Social Science researches for more than a quarter century. She is also the Programme Associate-cum-coordinator and Honorary Founder Treasurer of Kolkata Society for Asian Studies (KSAS), founded with a view to explore the possibilities of the societal development of the Asian countries with special reference to India. She is also the Assistant Secretary (Finance) of Sanskriti: the Indian Association of Museologists. A graduate and post graduate student of University of Calcutta, Kolkata she has been awarded PhD in Museology. She had qualified the UGC NET for JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship and had been awarded JRF and SRF from the UGC under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. As a researcher of social-science and different committee members, she has a long association to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies and The Asiatic Society at Kolkata under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India since 2001. She had been a resource person for Rabindra Bharati University and Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata. She has published many articles in journals and edited volumes. Her areas of Specialization are Museum Studies, North East Studies, Folklore & Culture and Cultural and Ethnic Studies.
Contact Details
Krishna Regency ,
Flat No. 3D Sholofoot,
Kolkata – 700102

Email : mailtoarpita.ab@gmail.com
Prof. Pratiti Ghosh
FABMS (Ex-Visiting Fellow, NIH, USA), Lab of Lifestyle and Stress Physiology, Head, Department of Physiology, West Bengal State University
Brief Bio-data
Research Areas
Physiology, Food and Human Health, Multidrug Resistance, Industrial Microbiology

  • PhD from Calcutta University as UGC fellow
  • Ex-Visiting Fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Research interests: multidrug resistance, nutrition, stress, yoga & lifestyle
  • Authored a Text-book on Physiology
  • Published more than 40 papers in acclaimed international and national journals and as book chapters.
  • Invited speaker and chairperson of several local, national and international seminars.
  • Editorial board member of 2 journals and reviewer of multiple journals
Contact Details
Email : pratiti@wbsu.ac.in ,
Debi Chatterjee
Retired Professor , Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Brief Bio-data
  • Former Visiting Professor, Department of Human Rights and Human Development, Rabindra Bharati University
  • Former Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University.
  • Former Coordinator, Centre for Refugee Studies, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University
  • Former Coordinator, PG Diploma Course in Human Rights and Duties Education, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Former Guest Lecturer , Department of Sociology, Calcutta University
  • Former Guest faculty , Human Rights Programme under the Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University
Specialization Dalit studies, Indian society and social problems , Human rights, gender, Public Administration

Founder-Editor of the bi-annual journal Contemporary Voice of Dalit [ published by SAGE Publications India, New Delhi].

Contact Details
121/3 Purbachal Kalitala Road,
Kolkata 700 078.

Phone : 09007952647

Email : debichat@yahoo.com
Prof. Mina Dan
Department of Linguistics, University of Calcutta
Brief Bio-data
Mina Dan is currently a Professor in the Department of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, and a Guest Faculty in Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped, Kolkata. She obtained her M.Phil. degree in Linguistics from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, on the topic Bangla Gerunds and had a JRF of UGC, and her Ph.D. degree in Linguistics from the University of Poona, Pune, on the topic Some Issues in Metrical Phonology of Bangla: the indigenous research tradition. She ranked 1 st in 1 st class in B.A. (Govt. Sanskrit College, University of Calcutta), M.A. (Deccan College, University of Poona) and M.Phil. (Osmania University) examinations.
She published two books and fifty papers and book chapters in national and international journals and books. She publishes both in English and Bangla. She has completed three projects jointly in the areas of descriptive linguistics and sociolinguistics under the UPE Scheme, University of Calcutta. She was engaged in the Project on endangered languages under SPPEL, Central institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Govt. of India) as Principal Investigator. She was also involved in writing consolidated report on Mother Tongues under the Language Division, Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. She has edited several issues of the journal Bulletin of the Department of Linguistics (University of Calcutta) and a volume entitled Language, Culture and Linguistics: essays in honour of Suniti Kumar Chatterji to be published by Orient BlackSwan. For academic purposes she has visited countries like Germany, Tunisia, Brazil, Australia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and Iran.

Contact Details
KOLKATA 700005.

Phone : 9433317676

Email : mina.dan@gmail.com
Prof. Ishita Mukhopadhyay
Professor, Deartment of Economics, University of Calcutta and President, Indian Association for Women Studies
Brief Bio-data
Ishita Mukhopadhyay is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta and President, Indian Association for Women's Studies. She has published and supervised research on Gender and Labour, Development Studies, Policy Analysis for the last twenty five years. She has supervised nearly twenty students in doctoral dissertation.
Some of her cited publications include "The Changing Identity of Rural India : A Socio-historic Analysis" edtd with E.Basile (Anthem Press) in 2009, " Calcutta's Informal Sector: Changing Pattern of Labour use" from Economic Political Weekly ,1998, " Emerging Challenges of Rural Labour Market : Insights from Indian villages " along with N.Roy in Arthaniti in 2019,"Gender Wage Gap: Some recent evidence from India" along with S. Poddar in Journal of Quantitative Economics in 2019. Her forthcoming book "Employment in the Informal sector in India" is coming out in 2022 from Springer Nature. She has been a contributor in several policy researches like CEDAW Alternate Report by NAWO in 2014.

Contact Details
Flat 304, Parvati Residency,
188A/23 Maniktala Main Road
KOLKATA 700054.

Department of Economics,
University of Calcutta
56A, B.T.Road,
Kolkata 700050

Email : mukhopadhyayishita@gmail.com
Dr Sudipa Ray Bandyopadhyay
Professor, Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta
Brief Bio-data
Dr Sudipa Ray Bandyopadhyay is Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture at the University of Calcutta. She obtained her Masters Degree in Ancient Indian History and Culture from the University of Calcutta. She was awarded Gold Medal by the University in 1988 for securing first class first position in her Masters and completed her doctoral degree as a Junior Research Fellow of Indian Council for Historical Research, New Delhi in 1996. Dr Ray Bandyopadhyay has authored a book Architectural Motifs in Early Medieval Art of Eastern India (2002), edited volumes XXIV (2008) & XXV (2009) of Journal of Ancient Indian History , published by the University of Calcutta. She is also co-editor of two books Aspects of Indian History and Culture (2012) and Revisiting Early India: Essays in Honour of D. C. Sircar (2013) and Proceedings of Indian Art History Congress from 2014 to 2016.
She has participated in various Seminars in India and abroad and contributed several articles on Indian Art, Architecture and Iconography to reputed national and international peer reviewed journals and edited volumes. In 2015, the International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka, Bangladesh awarded her Honorary Fellowship for her research contributions on Bengal art. Dr (Mrs.) Ray Bandyopadhyay has recently edited a book on Nataraja Images of Bengal published by the University of Calcutta (2017) and Saiva Iconography: A Facet of Indian Art and Culture (2018) as a joint editor. She is presently engaged in writing A Catalogue of Stone Sculptures of a District Museum of West Bengal and also preparing A Photographic Documentation of Early Medieval Temple Sculptures of Karnataka.

Contact Details
28 Mall Road,
Kolkata 700080.

Phone : 9836168096

Email : sudiparaybandyoadhyay@gmail.com
Dr Ranjana Banerjee
President of UWAsia; Membership and Extension officer of the National Association of Soroptimist International. Member in GWIs Fellowship Committee.
Brief Bio-data
Dr Ranjana Banerjee has served the college as the Course Coordinator for International Partnership for Service learning and Leadership (IPS – L) a tie up course with New York IPSL center. She has initiated and is the Coordinator of Women’s Study Society and is currently officiating as Convener of Literary and Calendar Society. Has served college as a Board member for Progressive Transformation Committee and Coordinator of IQAC. She is visiting faculty at Calcutta University for Post graduate Courses. An active member of several NGO’s, is working towards women related issues. Serving the Graduate Women International as a member of the Fellowship committee and was a Board member of Virginia Guildesleeve International Fund, a global project grant body working for the empowerment of underprivileged women. She has served the Indian Federation of University Women’s Associations as Convener of Membership (2005 – 08)/Coordinator of International Relations(2008 – 2011) / Scholarship Convener (2014 – 2017) and presently the convener of Education from (2017 – 2020)
Presently she is serving as a member in GWIs Fellowship Committee. She is an active committee member of other socio academic NGO’s, working towards women related issues. She has served the post of National Editor of the National Association of Soroptimist International and at present serving the post of the Membership and Extension officer. She has participated as a resource person in a number of national and international seminars, panel discussions and workshops and has papers published to her credit, currently President of UWAsia too

Contact Details
19, Kabir Road
1st Floor - 'Vatika'
Southern Avenue
Kolkata - 700026

Phone : 9831074969

Email : ranjana.x.banerjee@gmail.com
Prof. Mahidas Bhattacharya
Former Director and Professor of Linguistics, School of Languages and Linguistics, Jadavpur University.
Former Principal Investigator, Study and Research of the Indigenous and Endangered Languages of India, SRIELI_SLL_JU, UGC, Govt of India
Brief Bio-data
Prof. Mahidas Bhattacharya was born in 1955. He completed his MA in Linguistics from CU (University of Calcutta). Dr. Bhattacharya received his PhD (linguistics) degree under Professor Subhadra Kumar Sen from the same institution. His working experience began under Professor Sukumar Sen in 1990-1992 while working on Bengali Translation of Etymological Dictionary and History of Bengali literature . From 1992-95 he worked on Machine Readable Bengali, Assamese and Oriya corpus for the ‘Technology Development for Indian Languages’ (TDIL) at IIALS, Bhubaneswar, Department of Electronics (DOE), Govt. of India. Then 1995 he went to the Bengali Department of ISDL, Trivandrum Kerala where he joined to the post of a Reader in the same institute in 2002. The important work was Malayalam Text To Speech System (TTS) for the visually handicapped Malayalee, Tamil and Oriya speaker and a by-product of this work was a Braille Based typing system on the Computer Key-Board for typing and editing the normal Malayalam orthography, most useful for the Blind students to produce Normal Malayalam alphabets. While introducing such technological efforts, Prof. Bhattacharya simultaneously assisted to make ISDL a Scientific Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) under the DST, Govt. of India. The most important work in his career is the development of Linguistic study as a separate discipline in Jadavpur University in the School of Languages, known now as ‘School of Languages of Linguistics’, Faculty of Inter-disciplinary Studies, Law and Management (FISLM) after joining as a Professor of Linguistics. Professor Bhattacharya served the school as Director since 2014 till his retirement.
Another important work is to open a Unit, under School of Languages and Linguistics for the Indigenous and Endangered Languages of West Bengal in JU by bringing a Project on “Study and Research of the Indigenous and Endangered Languages of India, SRIELI_SLL_JU, UGC, Govt of India ” as PI, by UGC, Govt of India. Besides teaching Linguistics in Jadavpur, he has taught linguistics to PG students of Bengali and Sanskrit departments in JU, and many colleges and universities as a guest faculty.
He is presently working an elected Council member of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta along with being member of other committees too. He also served as a member of the board of studies in different institutes, Kolkata Society for Asian Studies etc and life members of IJDL, LSI, and Journal of Comparative Literature JU. His publication includes two books – Linguistic Study of Brajabuli and Bengali for Non Bengalese, 40 papers in different international and national journals, and several seminar papers covering different domains of language(s), linguistics and culture. He has delivered lectures on different subjects and has also organized several seminars and workshops. Prof. Bhattacharya worked intensely on the contribution of Shri Iswarchandra Vidyasagar.

Contact Details
62/4, Kendua Main Road (ground Floor)
Kolkata - 700084

Email : languagemahib@gmail.com
Dr. Sanjukta Dasgupta
Convenor, English Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
President, Executive Committee, Intercultural Poetry and Performance Library at ICCR, Kolkata
Visiting Professor, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2018). Professor, Dept of English (Retd). Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Calcutta University
Brief Bio-data
Dr.Sanjukta Dasgupta, Professor (retd)and Former Head, Dept of English and Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Calcutta University has been the recipient of the Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship and Fulbright Scholar in Residence grant, Australia India Council fellowship, Gender Studies fellowship grant, University of British Columbia, among others, she has has been invited to participate in conferences and teach/lecture at universities in the USA, UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. She was the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Writers Prize jury panel at Melbourne and Malta.The Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shilma invited her as Visiting Professor to deliver a series of talks on Tagore, Nation and Gender. She was granted the Charles Wallace Trust UK Translator Fellowship to work on her project on Tagore’s Daughters at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. She was the Co- Principal Investigator of the India-US Knowledge Initiative program, working on women entrepreneurs engaged in eco-friendly business and in this connection visited Chicago, Florida and South Carolina in the USA in 2016 and 2017.She is the President, Executive Council, of the Indian Poetry and Performance Library, ICCR, Kolkata. In 2018, Sahitya Akademi New Delhi nominated her as the Convenor of the English Language Board and member of the General Council. In 2018, she taught in Poland, as Visiting Professor, at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. She received the IWSFF Women Achievers Award, Kolkata in 2019 and the WEI Kamala Das Poetry Award in 2020. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Women’s Studies, North Bengal University.
Dasgupta is a poet, short story writer, critic and translator and her 21 published books are The Novels of Huxley and Hemingway: A Study in Two Planes of Reality, Responses : Selected Essays, Snapshots( poetry), Dilemma (poetry), First Language ( poetry), More Light (poetry). Her Stories (translations), Manimahesh ( translation), The Indian Family in Transition (co-edited SAGE), Media, Gender and Popular Culture in India: Tracking Change and Continuity ( co- author, SAGE, 2012) ,Tagore: At Home in the World ( co-editor SAGE 2013), Radical Rabindranath:Nation, Family and Gender in Tagore’s Fiction and Films.( co-author, Orient Blackswan 2013), SWADES- Tagore’s Patriotic Songs ( translation, Visva Bharati Publication Division, 2013), Abuse and Other Short Stories (Dasgupta Book Company, 2013) Towards Tagore A collection of Essays (ed with introduction -Visva Bharati Publications, 2014), Golpo Sankalan:Translated Contemporary Bengali Short Stories (Sahitya Akademi New Delhi 2016, second edition 2018), Lakshmi Unbound ( Poetry) 2017. Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing (co-edited.) Publisher: Pan Macmillan, USA), 2017, Sita’s Sisters (Poetry) 2019. In Memoriam : English Translations of Tagore’s Poems in Swaran and Palataka ( Sahitya Akademi), 2020, SHE: Short Stories by Indian Women Writers (edited. Sahitya Akademi 2021)

Contact Details
7c, Cornfield Road
Kolkata - 700019.

Phone : +91-33-24405238 ,

Email : dasgupta.sanjukta@gmail.com

Skype : sanjuktadg1
Prof. Mita Banerjee
Vice Chancellor of Kanyashree University, Nadia, West Bengal.
Brief Bio-data
Prof. Mita Banerjee, is presently the first Vice Chancellor of Kanyashree University, Nadia, West Bengal. As the former and first Vice Chancellor of The West Bengal University of Teachers’ Training Education Planning and Administration and former Professor of Department of Education, University of Calcutta she has more than 36 years of teaching experience. Eminent Teacher Awardee from the University of Calcutta and Parul Prakashani and also awarded Lifetime Achievement Certificates from different institutions, recipient of Leading Educationist of India Award, and Bharat Excellence Award, New Delhi, is a student friendly Teacher Educator with extensive research experience. She has about 36 scholars awarded Ph.D. degrees under her supervision. She effectively and efficiently took up the responsibility of teaching and administration simultaneously for many years. She completed her term as first Vice Chancellor satisfactorily and held the position of being the Chief Advisor of a research wing called Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Education. Prof. Banerjee was the Chairman of two Curriculum Committees set up by the Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal to formulate the curriculum for two year B.Ed. and Four year Integrated Teacher Education programmes for the State of West Bengal. She was a member of a High Powered Committee of National Council for Teacher Education. (NCTE), New Delhi. She has several publications to her credit. She was the Chairperson, Coordinator, Resource Person, Keynote speaker at the University, State, National and International levels and even delivered a Convocation Address. She served as member of various Research Boards and other Committees of various Universities. Prof. Banerjee is also Professor Emeritus and the former Dean of School of Education of Adamas University.

Contact Details
154, BakulBagan Road,
Kolkata - 700025.

Phone : 9836803500

Email : mitabanerjee@hotmail.com
Prof. Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri
Professor and founder HOD, Anthropology, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Brief Bio-data
Currently working as the professor and founder HOD of Anthropology, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Earlier he has worked in AITS, RGU and AnSI, Shillong. He was the former Director of IGRMS, Bhopal, under MOC, Government of India. He was also a former member of Think Tank, MOC, Govt. of India and currently nominated as the member of the EC and Samity of IGRMS. During his more than five years tenure in IGRMS, he has received Raj Bhasa Award from the current and former Presidents of India. Earlier, he has received Young Scientist Award from ISCA at Goa and has 2 years’ Post-Doc fellowship at SOAS, UK while working for a five years collaborative project with British Museum, SOAS & RGU etc. He has published 20 books and 60 papers in various journals and books. Three of his current books on Cultural Heritage of NEI, edited with eminent anthropologists are jointly published by Manohar & Routledge, UK. His prime research engagements are with the issues concerning Indigenous religion, art, identity, cultural heritage, dynamics of India’s North East borderlands and ethnographic museums.

Contact Details
Phone : +918131903813

Email : saritkchai@gmail.com
Prof. Dr. Tridib Chakraborti
Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University. ICCR Chair in Indian Studies and Visiting Professor, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Former Dean, School of Social Sciences and Currently, Emeritus Professor, Adamas University.
Brief Bio-data
Dr. Tridib Chakraborti was a Professor and Ex-Head of the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He did his B.A, M.A, M. Phil and Ph.D from the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University. He is an expert of South, Southeast Asian and Asia Pacific affairs, Indian Political Thought and Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies. He has written more than 53 articles on different topics related to Southeast and South Asia in edited volumes, published by Routledge (London), Frontpage Publications (London), Malaysian Centre for Ethnic Studies, Selangor, Malaysia, Institute of South East Asian Studies Publications (Singapore), Concept Publisher, Shipra Publications, Pentagon Press, New Century Publications, Pearson, Knowledge World Publishers, Gyan, Monahar, Allied Publisher, RIS of New Delhi, etc. His has published four books, of which the latest one from Taylor and Francisis, Routledge, London, in February 2020. He has co-edited 7 books on International Relations and also wrote more than 61 scholarly articles in internationally and nationally referred and peer reviewed reputed journals. He travels abroad frequently to deliver lectures and attend huge number of International Seminars and Conferences, In 2015, he has been selected as a visiting Professor of ICCR Chair at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. He was the former Professor and Dean, School of Social Sciences, ADAMAS University, Barasat, West Bengal, Kolkata-700126 and currently joined as Emeritus Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Cultural Studies of the same University.

Contact Details
Flat No. 101, Garden Villa,
25/2 Prince Gulam Muhammad Shah Road,
Golf Garden, Kolkata 700095.

Phone : +919748033582

Email : tridibchakraborti2001@yahoo.com
Dr. Sharmistha Banerjee
Professor , Department of Business Management, University of Calcutta, India
Brief Bio-data
Dr. Sharmistha Banerjee is a Professor of Business Management at the University of Calcutta. Her teaching and research areas include HRM, OB and Entrepreneurship. The focus of her current research is smallbusiness and social entrepreneurship and her passion is field based methods.Besides being a Fulbright scholar, Global Links Scholar, UKIERI awardee, she has large volume of publications and a dozen successful Ph D supervisions to her credit. In the last 15 years she has been visiting faculty invarious business schools of different countries.Dr. Banerjee is a life-long supporter of the girl scouts and follows Lord Baden Powell’s credo ‘Be Prepared.’ Her husband is Faculty of Mathematics and their passion is travel.

Contact Details
Kolkata 700034.

Phone : :+91 98302 51744

Dr. Swati Sen Mandi Ph.D. (Cantab)
Retired Senior Professor and ICMR Emeritus Medical Scientist, Department of Plant Biology, Bose Institute
Brief Bio-data
Recognition at International Level
  • Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at U.C.Davis,California, USA. 1985 – 1986.
  • Visiting Scientist (Research Fellow 3)at IRRI, Philippines, 1990 – 1991.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, Visiting Scientist at Ohio State University, 1991.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Residency award at Study and Conference Centre, Bellagio, Italy, 2001
  • DAAD Fellowship for study and research at Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany, 2001.
Presented Invited lectures / presentations at Conferences:
  • International : 5
  • National : 2
  • Organized International Conference at Bose Institute, India: 1
Publications in International Journals : 44
Books: One
Natural UV Radiation in enhancing Survival Value and Quality of Plants -- Published by Springer, 2016.
Contact Details
50/3D/21 Dharmatala Road
Kolkata - 700 042 .

Phone : :9830688067

Email : senmandi.swati@gmail.com
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