University of Delhi
Faculty Member Profile


Prof. Nandita Basu

     Department of MIL & LS, 1st Floor, Tutorial Building,
University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007

Educational Qualifications


University of Delhi


Thesis topic: The Rise of Bengali Studies

M.A. Bengali

University of Delhi


Subjects: Bengali

Career Profile

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Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi

Lecturer, Reader, Professor (1998 to till date)

April 1985 to till date


Areas of Specialization / Interest

Medieval Bengali Literature, Women’s Writings, Bengali Narrative Literature, Comparative Indian Literature, Translation studies

Subjects Taught

Thirty two years.  M.A. Bengali, Medieval Bengali Literature, Women’s Writings in Bengali, Historical Grammar (Old Bengali Texts) Translations & Adaptation, Comparative Indian Literature: Indian Drama, Indian Novel, Ancient Indian Literature


Jan. 2007. International Conference of Comparative Literature of India held in Jadavpur University presented a paper.

Jan. 2008. National Seminar held in Bhubaneswar, presented a paper there.

Nov. 2008. Presented a paper on the militant  nature of Chaitanyadev’s Nagar Sankirtan in the National Seminar on the Philosophy of Mahapurusa Srimanta Sankardeva and other Saints of Medieval India, at University of Delhi.

Jan. 2009. Presented a paper entitled ‘Nativisation of some Bengali characters in Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s writings in the International Seminar of CLAI held in the University of Hyderabad.

Presented a paper in the National Seminar celebrating the birth centenary of Asha Purna Devi, organized by Karol Bagh Bangia Samsad, New Delhi.                                                                                                                                                         

Presented a paper on “Bengal Vaisanivism” in the National seminar held in Kalyani University, West Bengal in September 2012.

Presented a paper in the International conference of CLAI [“The Genesis of Comparative Literature in Delhi University: some lesser known facts”] held in Jadavpur University, Kolkata in January 2013.

Delivered a lecture in Barak-Banga Sammelan held in Hailakandi Assam on Bengali women writers of Barak Valley in March, 2013.

Presented a paper entitled “The current trends in Bengali novel” in the National seminar held in Duliajan College, Assam in May, 2013.

Published a paper entitled “Rabindranath O Boudhhodarma” in the Magazine Ajanta 2012.

A paper on the historical novel of Tagore will be published in the forth coming Vol. on Tagore to be brought out from Assam University, Silchar, Assam.

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Dy. Coordinator, DRS Programme, the thrust areas being Comparative Indian Literature, Indian Folklore & Tribal Lore, Translation between Indian Languages.

Association with Professional Bodies

Member, Comparative Literature Association, India,

Other Activities


Written one article on “Man-Woman Relationships in Indira Goswami’s Novels”.  Written ten entries for the Literary Dictionary edited by Prof. Varun Chakrabarti, University Kalyani, West Bengal.

Written ten entries for the Literary Dictionary edited by Prof. Varun Chakrabarty, University of Kalyani, West Bengal.

Bharat Chandrer Vidya-Sundar and Farsi Kissa Literature in the Feistscript dedicated to the memory of Prof. Sukumar Sen ed. by Barun Kumar Chakraborty, Kolkata

Ashapurna Devir Dampotya Bavona in Ajanta the Centenary vol. of Ashapurna Devi, 2009. Delhi

Chandi Mangal Nije Du Ekti Vyaskut – in the Annual No. of Departmental Journal of Bengali Assam University, 2009

The Bengali Translation of Kalidas Meghadutam in the forthcoming Tower of  Babel ed. by Late Achyut Mandal

Kshudito Pashan in Rabindranather Chotogolpa in the forthcoming vol. ed. Prof. Soumitra Basu

Grihadaha: “Orangati O Osamanjyasya” in ‘Punohpaumik’, Vol. 1, No. 1, Kolkata, Sept. 2011

Bengali Little Magazine of North East India in Ajanta, Delhi, 2011

Whitter Higher Education in India in Bengali Dwiralap, Silchar, June 2012

Public Service / University Service / Consulting Activity

Worked as HOD, Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi, from March 2005 to March 2008.

Examined UGC NET answer scripts on 2007