PhD Researcher, Department of English, King's College London

I am interested in the intersections between life-writing, visual culture and literature, particularly in response to war. My doctoral research provides the first literary and cultural examination of the Indian soldiers' experiences in the Second World War, considering works in both English and Bengali languages, and drawing upon my bilingual skills.

My broader research interests include cultural exchanges between Europe and its colonies during the 1930s and 1940s, comparative literature in English and Indian languages, conflict and the politics of remembrance, and colonial photography.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    PhD researcher, Department of English, King's College London
  • 2007–present
    Freelance journalist, Indian and British newspapers such as The Guardian and The Telegraph (Calcutta)
  • 2014–2014
    Volunteer: English teacher and fundraising proposals writer, Munsel-ling School, Spiti Valley, India
  • 2011–2014
    Academic communications and fundraising writer, University of Sheffield
  • 2009–2011
    Academic communications and fundraising writer, University of Cambridge
  • 2007–2009
    Assistant editor, Cambridge University Press

Education

  • 2007 
    Department of English, University of Cambridge, MPhil in Criticism and Culture
  • 2006 
    Department of English, University of Cambridge, Second BA
  • 2004 
    Department of English, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, MA
  • 2002 
    Department of English, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, BA

Honours

2017 award for doctoral research from the British Federation of Women Graduates; 2002 and 2004 Indian National Scholarship for academic excellence