Name: Dr. Antara Chatterjee
Designation: Assistant Professor
Research Area: English
Department: Humanities and Social Sciences
E-Mail: achatterjee
Phone: +91 755 269 2701

Academic Details

  • Assistant Professor, English, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IISER Bhopal, September 2016 - present
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of Leeds, U.K
  • M.A (English), Jadavpur University
  • B.A (English Honours), Jadavpur University

Grants and Awards

  • Strauss fellowship at the Cedars-Sinai Center for Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the CedarsSinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, United States, 2022
  • The 1947 Partition Archive - Tata Trusts Research grant, 2021
  • Associateship, UGC Inter-University Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 2019 onwards
  • UGC Minor Research Project, 2016
  • Short-term research grant from the Charles Wallace India Trust, 2014
  • Foreign Travel Grant from the Indian Council of Historical Research, Ministry of HRD, Government of India, 2014
  • Overseas Research Scholarship (ORSAS) for doctoral research, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), 2008-11
  • University of Leeds Tetley and Lupton Award for doctoral research, 2008-11

Research Interest

  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • Indian writing in English
  • South Asian diasporic literature and cultures
  • Partition studies
  • Trauma and memory studies
  • Literary medical humanities
  • Environmental humanities


Authors Title of Article Journal Year
Purbita Das
Antara Chatterjee
(Re)thinking Suffering and Mourning through COVID-19 Photographs in India photographies (Taylor & Francis) 2023
Soham Jorapur
Antara Chatterjee
Book Review: Caste and partition in Bengal: the story of Dalit refugees, 19461961 Contemporary South Asia (Taylor and Francis) 2023
Antara Chatterjee
Reconfiguring Home Through Travel: The Poetics of Home, Displacement and Travel in Agha Shahid Alis Poetry Humanities 2020
Antara Chatterjee
Remembering Bangladesh: Tahmima Anam and the Recuperation of a Bangladeshi National Narrative in Diaspora' South Asian Review (Taylor& Francis) 2014


Authors Editors Title Publisher Year
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Sathyaraj Venkatesan
Antara Chatterjee
A David Lewis
Brian Callender
Pandemics and Epidemics in Cultural Representation Springer 2022

Book Chapters

Authors Editors Title Publisher Year
Antara Chatterjee
Sathyaraj Venkatesan
Antara Chatterjee
A David Lewis
Brian Callender
Caste in Epidemics in India: A Historical and Literary Reading Springer 2022
Anu Susan Abraham
Antara Chatterjee
Shweta Khilnani
Ritwick Bhattacharjee
An Alternative Vision of Science: Intersections of Science, Sustainability and Feminism in Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's Sultana's Dream Bloomsbury 2022
Antara Chatterjee
Maggie Awadalla
Paul March-Russell
‘The Short Story in Articulating Diasporic Subje Palgrave Macmillan 2012


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