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Faculty Profile

Dr. Pinak Sankar Bhattacharya
Asstt. Professor
Institute of Applied Science & Humanities

Contact Details:

Email: pinak.bhattacharya@gla.ac.in

Contact Number: 8437160299

Experience

  • 6 years Teaching/Research experience in the field of Literature and Cultural Studies

Qualifications

Ph. D. (2013): Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, U.P., India

 M. A. – English Literature (2008): Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, U.P., India

Publication

Journal

  • Bhattacharya, Pinak Sankar. “Creating Crossroads: Rituparno Ghosh’s Adaptation of Tagore’s Chokher Bali”. Muse India. 27 (2009). Online. www.museindia.com. ISSN-0975-1815.
  • Bhattacharya, Pinak Sankar. “Scripting Through Body: A Study of Ratan Thiyam’s Chakravyuha”. Muse India. 33 (2010). Online. www.museindia.com. ISSN-0975-1815.
  • Bhattacharya, Pinak Sankar. “Re-evaluating Draupadi: A Study of Saoli Mitra’s Nathvati Anathvat”. Muse India. 36 (2011). Online. www.museindia.com. ISSN-0975-1815.
  • Bhattacharya, Pinak Sankar and Avishek Deb. “Rereading Kunti as the complex mother figure in Tagore’s Karna-Kunti Samvad”. Muse India. 39 (2011). Online. www.museindia.com. ISSN-0975-1815.
  • Bhattacharya, Pinak Sankar. “Uttamapurusha: A Survey of Contesting Opinions from the Mahabharata”. Impressions of Eternity. 3-4 (2011 – 2012): 101 – 117. ISSN: 2229-4813.
  • Bhattacharya, Pinak Sankar. “Reality of Violence in the Mahabharata: Reading Bharati’s Andha Yug”. Dialogue. 8.1 (2012): 99 – 108. ISSN: 0974-5556.

Content Development

  • Developed content for Indian Folk Literature of M. A. English (Elective Course), IGNOU, Block - 6, Unit - 1, entitled “Pather Panchali by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay” in 2015. (Submitted)
  • Developed content for Indian Folk Literature of M. A. English (Elective Course), IGNOU, Block - 7, Unit - 2, entitled “Folk, Popular and Film” in 2015. (Submitted)

Achievements

  • Received UGC Research Fellowship for pursuing research in the Dept. of English, Banaras Hindu University in 2008.
  • Nominated for the Government of India National Scholarship, 2006.

Conferences/ Seminars/Workshops Attended     

  • Presented a paper entitled “Translation: A Necessity in Indian Context” in “The International Conference on Translation and Multilingualism” organized by the Dept. of English, BHU, Varanasi on 6-7th March, 2009.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Sri Sarada Devi in Kaleidoscope: Another View of Feminism” in “The National Seminar on Many Faces of Feminism in India” organized by Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, Faculty of Social Science, BHU, Varanasi on 27-28th March,2009.
  • Presented a paper entitled “‘Bharata’s within The Mahabharata: Nature of Indian Nationalism in Ratan Thiyam’s Chakravyuha” in “The International Seminar on Imagining India: Discourse of the Nation” organized by the Dept. of English, BHU, Varanasi on 18-19th December, 2009.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Scripting a Movement through Body: A Study of Ratan Thiyam’s Chakravyuha” in “The International Seminar on Body Space and Technology in Performance” organized by Centre for Performance Research & Cultural Study in South Asia (CPRACSIS), Thrissur on 15 -16th January 2010.
  • Attended Spring School on the ‘Mahabharata Today’ organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla from 14 April to 28 April, 2010.
  • Presented a paper entitled “‘Ahimsha Paramo Dharma’: Relocating the Mahabharata’s Theory of Non-violence in Bharati’s Andha Yug” in the “Research without Boundaries: National Seminar on Interdisciplinary Research and Studies in Humanities” organized by Faculty of Arts, BHU, Varanasi on 9-10th September, 2010.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Contesting Voices: On the Nature of Carnival in the Mahabharata” in the “International Seminar on Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture” organized by the Dept. of English, BHU, Varanasi from 9th November to 11th November, 2010.
  • Presented a paper entitled “The Gold-Yielding Land: Possibilities of Alternative Modernism in Ramprasad Sen’s Shakta Padavali” in the “International Seminar on Alternative Modernities: Views from Pre-Colonial India” organized by the Faculty of Arts, BHU, Varanasi on 11-12th December, 2010.
  • Attended Summer School on the ‘Conceptual Universe of the Mahabharata’ organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla from June 12 to June26, 2011.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Symbiotic Transaction between the Great and the Little Tradition: A Case Study of Ratan Thiyam’s Chakravyuha” in the “International Conference on Decolonising the Stage: Paradigm, Practice and Politics” organized by Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on 15-17 November, 2011.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Transmutation of Shakespearean Plays in India: The Indian Chapter of Geoffrey Kendal and ‘Shakespeareana’” in the “7th Biennial World Shakespeare Conference on Shakespeare Across Cultures” organized by Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, Kolkata on 3-5 December, 2012.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Translating Text into Celluloid: A Study of Rituparno Ghosh’s Three Films” in  “International Conference on Literature to Cinema: Appropriation, Adaptation, Adulteration” organized by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, West Bengal on 1-3 June, 2013.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Reconstructing to Deconstruct?: Analyzing Amish Tripathi’s The Shiva Trilogy” in  “International Seminar on Reading/Understanding Fiction in Contemporary Times” organized by Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on 5th -6th March, 2014.
  • Attended Workshop on ‘Phonetics and Phonology in English’ organized by Department of English, GLA University, Mathura from July 7 to July 9, 2015.
  • Attended Workshop on ‘Development of Diagnostic Tests for Student Assessment’ organized by Department of English, GLA University, Mathura from July 31 to August 1, 2015.

Organized Seminar

  • Co-convener of the National Seminar on “Contextualizing and Reorienting Violence and its Spaces in a Postmodern, Globalized World Order” held on 7 December, 2013, organized by Lovely School of Arts and Languages, Lovely Professional University, Punjab.
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