Hansraj College

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Dr Nabanita Chakraborty

Assistant Professor | Department of English
Contact (Off.): 996823823

Email Address : cnita[dot]in[at]gmail[dot]com

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1. Early Modern English Studies

2. Rhetorical Theory

3. Migration and Diaspora Studies

4. Partition Literature

  • PhD , 2018 , University of Delhi
  • M.Phil English , 2007 , University of Delhi
  • M.A English , 2002 , Jadavpur University
  • BA English , 2000 , Jadavpur University

1. Assistant Professor in permanent capacity in Hansraj College since July  21, 2010.

2  Assistant Professor in temporary capacity in Janki Devi Memorial College from November 13, 2007 to July 20, 2010.

3.  Assistant Professor in ad hoc capacity in Khalsa College from October 16, 2007 to November 12, 2007.

4.  Assistant Professor in ad hoc capacity in Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College from October 27, 2005 to October 15, 2010.  

English Literature, English Language and Communication Skills

Taught MA English , University of Delhi as guest lecturer from 2011-2014


Co - Convenor, Arts and Commerce Admission, 2016-2017

Teacher in - charge, English Department 2017-2018

Department coordinator, NAAC committee 2017-2018

Convenor, Department workload 2017-2018

Convenor, Department timetable 2017-2018

Convenor, English Admission Committee 2017-2018

Secretary, Staff Association 2016-2018

President, Staff Association 2019-2020







Teacher in Charge, Department of English, 2017-2018

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

Department coordinator, NAAC Committee, 2017-2018

Member Debating Society



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

awarded in April, 2018.


" Representations of Madonna in Giovanni Bellini's Paintings in the light of Kristeva's theory of Motherhood



  1. ‘Writing the ‘Stigmatext’ of Indenture: A Reading of Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman, Indentured and Post-Indentured Experiences of Women in the Indian Diasporas, ed. Amba Pande (Springer, 2020). ISBN: 978-981-15-1176-9
  2.  “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
  3. "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
  4. “Rhetoric of Memory and Silence: A Study of Partition Literature of Bengal”, Conference Proceedings on Migration and Identity: The Urban Subject (Daulat Ram College, 2017)


  1. ‘Contesting Spaces and Conflicting Memories: A Reading of Armenian Diaspora’, Migration and Diasporas: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol 2 issue 1 (2020) ISSN: 25819437
  2. ‘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) 
  3.  '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).
  4. Book review."Identity, diaspora and return in American literature" Diaspora Studies (Routledge, 2015) ISSN: 0973-9572.

Paper Presentations in national and international conferences:

  1. ‘Culture as Commodity: Visual Rhetoric of Tea Advertisement in Colonial India’, in International Society of History of Rhetoric (ISHR) Conference held in New Orleans, USA in July 2019.
  2. ‘Genre and its Discontent: A Reading of Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman as History, Memoir or Novel’ in a National Conference on Between History and Literature: Enquiries into Colonial Modernity organized by University of Hyderabad from March 17-19, 2019.

  3. ‘Between Watching and Reading: A Study of Court Masque in Theatre and in Print’ in an international conference on Politics, Power and Spectacle in Shakespeare organized by Shakespeare Society of India on March 7-8, 2019.

  4. ‘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.

  5. “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
  6. "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.
  7. "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.
  8. “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.
  9. ‘‘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.
  10. ‘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.
  11. “‘An Answer Answerless’: Queen Elizabeth I’s Political Rhetoric’”, International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) held in Chicago in July, 2013.


  1. Invited to chair a session for a student seminar on ‘Many Modernisms’ on 26/09/ 2019.
  2. Invited for Panel Discussion, In Diaspora : Book Launch and Discussion on September 22, 2018
  3. Invited to deliver a guest lecture on The Rover in DDUC, University of Delhi on 15/11/2018.
  4. Invited to deliver a guest lecture in College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi on April 18, 2019.
  5. Invited to talk on 'Joseph Conrad and the Art of Storytelling', Bharati College, April 13, 2015.


  1. Organized a student seminar on the topic ‘Between History and Literature’ as Convenor of English Society, Hansraj College on 14 – 15th February, 2019.
  2. Organised a one day seminar on ‘Fractured Nations, Fragmented Identities: Revisiting Partition’ on behalf of English Department, Hansraj College on February 2, 2018.
  3. Organised FDP on 'Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach" in Department of English, Hansraj College on January 20-21, 2017.
  4. 4. Organised a workshop on 'Women and Law' for GE students of 'Women and Empowerment' course in Hansraj College, Nov 8, 2016.
  5. Participated in a two day workshop on Teaching Gender: Problems and Prospects in Different Disciplines organized by LSR, WDC and ILLL, University of Delhi in 2011.



Awarded Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship by British Council 2013 -2014


  1.  Completed two weeks online Faculty Development Course on ‘Research Methodology’ by Ramanujan College Teaching Learning Centre, Ministry of Education from Oct 1-15, 2020.
  2. Completed one week online Faculty Development Course on ‘ICT Enabled Teaching and Learning’ conducted by Janki Devi College and Ramanujan College, Teaching Learning Centre, Ministry of Education from September 7 – 14, 2020. 
  3. Completed an online Refresher Course in English Language Teaching organized by UGC ARPIT Course in March 2019
  4. Participated in Faculty Development Programme on Gender, Research Methods and Pedagogies (Interdisciplinary) organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Ministry of Education from November 20 – December 3, 2018
  5. Successfully completed UGC Sponsored Orientation Programme in CPDHE, University of Delhi from June 20 – July 17, 2013.
  6. Successfully completed UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Women’s Studies, Gender Studies organized by CPDHE, DU from September 20 – October 15, 2012.