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.
PhD researcher, Department of English, King's College London
Freelance journalist, Indian and British newspapers such as The Guardian and The Telegraph (Calcutta)
Volunteer: English teacher and fundraising proposals writer, Munsel-ling School, Spiti Valley, India
Academic communications and fundraising writer, University of Sheffield
Academic communications and fundraising writer, University of Cambridge
Assistant editor, Cambridge University Press
Department of English, University of Cambridge, MPhil in Criticism and Culture
Department of English, University of Cambridge, Second BA
Department of English, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, MA
Department of English, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, BA
2017 award for doctoral research from the British Federation of Women Graduates; 2002 and 2004 Indian National Scholarship for academic excellence