is Professor of English, Jadavpur University
. He is a noted scholar
of Classical and Biblical Studies, English Renaissance literature and an authority on Miltonic studies in India having numerous publications to his credit.
He earned his B.A.(Hons.) from Presidency College
of the University of Calcutta
and went on to pursue the M.A. at Jadavpur University. He received an M. Phil. from Oxford University
and did his Ph.D. from Jadavpur University. After teaching at Scottish Church College
and the University of Calcutta
, he joined the faculty of Jadavpur University.
As per the Jadavpur University
curriculum, he offers optional courses ranging from Classical and Arthurian Studies to Pre-Modern and Modern Literature.
He learnt Latin and Greek from Raymond Pilette, Jesuit
father of St Xavier's College
, Calcutta. He gives lessons in these languages to interested students outside the university curriculum.
He is also building an of North Indian classical music
at the at Jadavpur University
. He has also offered a course on the history of North Indian Classical Music.
List of publications:
(Kolkata: Papyrus, 1997);My Life: Khansaheb Alladiya Khan
(translated with critical introduction, with Urmila Bhirdikar) (Kolkata: Thema, 2000).;Mosquito and Other Stories: Ghana-da's Tall Tales
(a translation of the Ghonada
stories of Premendra Mitra
) (New Delhi: Penguin,... Read More