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Chandrima Chakraborty

University Scholar and Professor of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University

Chandrima Chakraborty's research is on the literatures and cultures of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. She has published widely on masculinity and nationalism, history and cultural memory, and Indian popular cinema.

Most recently, she has drawn public attention to the 1985 Air India tragedy and its aftermath initiating the first scholarly efforts to consolidate research on the subject with an edited feature section in TOPIA (2012), and an anthology, Remembering Air India: The Art of Public Mourning (2017, coedited with Amber Dean and Angela Failler). She has been conducting interviews with Air India family members and gathering materials from family members and other critical witnesses for the first-ever archival collection and open online archive on Air India, to be hosted by McMaster Library.


  • 2018–present
    University Scholar and Professor , McMaster University


  • 2004 
    York University, Toronto, PhD in English


  • 2017
    Coedited with Amber Dean and Angela Failler. Remembering Air India: The Art of Public Mourning, University of Alberta Press
  • 2015
    Edited. Mapping South Asian Masculinities: Men and Political Crises, Routledge
  • 2011
    Masculinity, Asceticism, Hinduism: Past and Present Imaginings of India , Permanent Black


Member, College of the Royal Society of Canada