University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A++ with CGPA 3.71 NIRF Rank # 12 (Amongst Colleges)


Mr Arnab Dasgupta

Associate Professor | Department of English

Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458

Email Address : adasgupta[at]hrc[dot]du[dot]ac[dot]in

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Indian English novels

Post Colonial theory

Cultures of print in early-colonial Assam

Nostalgia and the city

  • B.A. in English , 2004 , University of Delhi
  • M. A. in English , 2006 , University of Delhi
  • M.Phil in English , 2008 , University of Delhi

B.A., M.A. and M.Phil. in English from the University of Delhi. Teaching in the Department of English, Hansraj College since July 2010.

English Literature

English Language 

Teacher in Charge, Department of English in 2014-2015

Periodical Literature in early-colonial Assam: The case of Orunodoi

Chapter in Book

2021: "The Silences of History in The Shadow Lines." Unmasking Silence, ed. Mukuta Borah, Aadi Publications, 2021, pp. 82-93.

2021: 'Linguistic nationalism in early-colonial Assam: The American Baptist Mission and Orunodoi'. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. Vol. 13, No. 1 (Online) ISSN 0975 - 2935

2008: Attended conference titled On The Road: Writing Travel And Travellers between 6-8 November 2008 organised by Centre Of Advanced Study In English, Jadavpur University.  Presented a paper titled ‘Expanding the frontier: Travel writing and  knowledge generation in early-colonial Assam’. (Peer review completed)

2009: Attended conference titled ‘Non-Metropolitan Modernisms’ between 25-27 March 2009 organised by Department of English, University of Delhi. Presented a paper titled ‘Tools of  Empire: The Baptist Press and print culture in nineteenth-century Assam’

2010: Attended conference titled ‘Writing the Empire: Scribblings from below’ between 24-26 June 2010 organised by the University of Bristol. Presented a paper titled ‘Conflicting ‘selves’ and  the project of Empire: The case of Anandaram Dhekiyal Phukan’.

2012: Attended conference titled ‘Tagore: The Global Impact of the Writer in a Community’ between 4-6 May 2012 organised by Centre for Literature and Writing, Edinburgh Napier University.  Presented a paper titled ‘Departures from the past: Tagore and the making of an Indian History’. (Under peer review)

2016: Attended 2 day DSA-UGC (SAP III) seminar titled The Future of North East Studies in the English Department between 24-25 February 2016 organised by Centre for Studies in Violence, Memory and Trauma, in association with, Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving, Department of English, Delhi University. Presented paper titled ‘Early periodical press in Assam: Some methodological concerns’

2018: Attended national conference titled A Cultural Perspective: Narrative and Narrativization of Journey, organized by Department of English, Shyam Lal College and Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA), Department of English, University of Delhi on 20th April, 2018. Presented a paper titled Terra Incognita: Recording travels in early-colonial Assam

2019: Attended National Conference on Identity and Diversity within Boundaries and Margins: Exploring Literature and Culture from India’s North East organized by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Milia Islamia and Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi on 13 – 14 March 2019. Presented a paper titled Linguistic Nationalism in Early- Colonial Assam: The American Baptist Mission and Orunodoi.

2020: Invited as Resource Person for a plenary talk during two day international web conference on Worlds of Hurt: Reading of the Trauma Literature organized by Acharya and Marathe College, Mumbai and Board of Studies – English, University of Mumbai on 27 – 28 May 2020.