Dr Nabanita Chakraborty

Assistant Professor | Department of English Contact (Off.): 996823823 Contact (Res. / Mob.): 9968253823 Email Address : cnita.in@gmail.com


1. Early Modern English Studies

2.  Political Theory

3.  Rhetorical Theory

4. Migration and Diaspora Studies

Educational Qualifications PhD , 2018 , University of Delhi
M.Phil English , 2007 , University of Delhi

Career Profile

13 years

Subjects taught

English Literature, English Language and Communication Skills

Research Guidance

Taught MA English , University of Delhi as guest lecturer from 2012-2016

Taught M.Phil English, University of Delhi as co-supervisor from 2016-2018

Administrative Assignments

Teacher in Charge, Department of English, 2017-2018

Co-Convener, Admission Committee (Arts and Commerce), 2016

Secretary, Staff Association 2018-2018


"Rhetoric of Love and Politics of Power: Speeches and Writings of Queen Elizabeth I"

awarded in April, 2018


  1. Essay, “The Rhetoric of Deliberation and the Space of the Hyphen: Identity Politics of the Indian Women Diaspora in the Fictions of Jhumpa Lahiri”, Women in Indian Diaspora: Historical Narratives and Contemporary Challenges, ed. Amba Pande (Springer, Dec 2017). ISBN: 9811059500
  2. Essay, 'Politics of Language and Silence: Bengali Muslim Diaspora in Monica Ali's Brick Lane', Through the Diasporic Lens (Authorspress, 2017) ISBN 978-93-5207-524-9

Journals Articles

1. ‘Rhetoric of Memory and Politics of Identity: A Study of Elif Shafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul’, Akademos (Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi, 2017)

ISSN: 2231-0584 (UGC list: sr. no.2946, journal no. 62954) 

2. 'Politics of Equivocation and Deferral: Queen Elizabeth I and the Execution of Queen Mary of Scotland', Rupkatha Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol VIII, No 4, 2016 (ISSN: 0975-2935).

2."Identity, diaspora and return in American literature" Diaspora Studies (Routledge, 2015) ISSN: 0973-9572.

Conference/ Symposium etc. Paper Presented

Paper Presentations in national and international conferences:

  1. Presented a paper titled ‘Cultural Identity, Language and Memory of Bangladeshi Diaspora: A Study of Monica Ali’s Brick Lane in Bharati College, University of Delhi 23-24 March, 2017.
  2. Presented a paper titled “Remembering Armenian Genocide and Forced Migration in Turkey: Collective Memory and Identity of Armenian Diaspora” in an international conference on Migration and Diasporas: Emerging Diversities and Development Challenges in IGNOU on 22-23 March, 2017.
  3. "Rhetoric of Memory, Politics of Identity: A Study of Elif Shafaq's The Bastard of Istanbul', UGC sponsored seminar titled Trauma: Memory and History in Literature organized by Ramanujan College, University of Delhi on April 8-9, 2016.
  4. ‘Rhetoric of Memory and Silence: A Study of Partition Literature of Bengal’ in a UGC sponsored national conference on ‘Migration and Identity: The Urban Subject’ held by Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi on January 28 - 29, 2016.
  5. “ Rhetoric of Sprezzatura and the Fashioning of an Elizabethan Courtier’ in a conference on ‘Renaissance Self-Fashioning to Digital Self-Fashioning’ PGDAV College, University of Delhi on January 12, 2016.
  6. ‘‘Here is my Space’: Rhetorical Performance on the Streets of Alexandria in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra” in a national seminar organized by Shakespeare Society of India, March 20, 2015.
  7. .‘Reading Silence in History: An Alternative approach to Historiography’ in a National Seminar titled ‘Intersections: History and Literature’Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi on March 11-12, 2014.
  8.  “‘An Answer Answerless’: Queen Elizabeth I’s Political Rhetoric’”, International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) held in Chicago in July, 2013.



Invited for Panel Discussion, In Diaspora : Book Launch and Discussion on September 22, 2018

Invited to talk on 'Joseph Conrad and the Art of Storytelling', Bharati College, April 13, 2015.

Workshop/ Conference/ Symposium ATTENDED

1.  Was a member of organising team for the International Seminar titled 'Machiavelli in His Time and Ours', Department of English, University of Delhi on October 8-10, 2018.

2 Organised FDP on 'Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach" in Department of English, Hansraj College on January 20-21, 2017.

3 Organised Seminar titled ' Fractured Nations, Fragmented Identities: Revisiting Partition", Department of English, Hansraj College on February 2, 2018.

4. Organised a workshop on 'Women and Law' for GE students of 'Women and Empowerment' course in Hansraj College, Nov 8, 2016.



Awarded Charles Wallace Fellowship 2013

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