Name: Dr. Anandita Pan
Designation: Assistant Professor
Research Area: English
Department: Humanities and Social Sciences
E-Mail: anandita[AT]
Phone: +91 755 269 2709
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Academic Details

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IISER Bhopal.
  • Ph.D., English Literature, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
  • M.A., English Literature, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • B.A. (Hons.), English Literature, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal.

Awards and Honours

  • President's Best Paper Award, XVI National Conference on Women's Studies, organized by Indian Association for Women's Studies, 28-31 January 2020.
  • Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi. October 2021 - January 2022.


During my doctoral studies,I have worked extensively on caste and gender in India.In the coming years I intend to broaden myresearch in the areasof gender and cultural studies with special emphasis on sexuality andrepresentation inliterature, oral, visual and popular media. I am interested to understand how gender canbe used as a praxis vis-a-vis other emancipatory epistemologies to provide a more holisticsolution to the ongoing problematics of equality and discrimination.

  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender and Labour
  • Gender and Science
  • Gender and Caste
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Subaltern Studies
  • Dalit Studies
  • Literature and Films
  • Literary Theory and Criticism


Authors Title of Article Journal Year
Anandita Pan
Gender, Caste, and Subjectivity: Revisiting the #MeToo Movement in India Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics 2023
Anandita Pan
Debika Banerjee
Kolkata’s Foodscape: the Evolution of ‘the Calcutta palate’ Romanian Journal of Indian Studies 2022
Anandita Pan
Counting the Numbers: Nationalism and the Question of Surplus Women (Forthcoming) Indian Journal of Gender Studies (Sage) 2022
Anandita Pan
Word, Books, and the World: Towards an Anti-Caste Pedagogy Contemporary Voice of Dalit (Sage) 2022
Anandita Pan
At the Limits of Cure (Review Article) Contemporary South Asia (Taylor and Francis) 2022
Anandita Pan
Mapping Dalit Feminism Live Encounters 2021
Anandita Pan
Constructing the Nationalist Subject: Caste and Gender in Tagore’s Chandalika Economic and Political Weekly 2021
Anandita Pan
Unlimited Girls: A Viewer's Guide to Feminism Feminism in India 2020
Anandita Pan
Embracing Difference: Towards A Standpoint Praxis in Dalit Feminism South Asian Review (Taylor and Francis) 2019
Anandita Pan
Dalit Women in Mutation: The Birth of a New Social Organism Contemporary Voice of Dalit (Sage) 2018
Anandita Pan
Politics of Coercion and Consent: Searching for Dalit Patriarchy The Visva Bharati Quarterly 2016
Anandita Pan
Now the Powerless Speaks: A Study of Bama’s Sangati and Baby Kamble’s The Prisons We Broke from a Dalit Feminist Standpoint ACAS 2015


Authors Editors Title Publisher Year
Anandita Pan
Sreenath VS
Anandita Pan
Punnya Rajendran
Aesthetics in India: Transitions and Transformations (Forthcoming) Orient Blackswan 2023
Anandita Pan
Anandita Pan
Mapping Dalit Feminism: Towards An Intersectional Sage 2020

Book Chapters

Authors Editors Title Publisher Year
Anandita Pan
Jennifer C Nash
Samanth Pinto
Interrogating Caste, Gender and Citizenship in Post-Partition Bengal Routledge 2023


  • Literature and Gender
  • Conceptualizing Marginality in/of Literature
  • Indian Science Fiction
  • Women in India: Concepts and Postulations
  • Making History, Marking History
  • English for Communication