Research Interest

  • Comparative and World Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Modernism
  • Indian Literature

  Academic Background

  • PhD (Comparative Literature): University of Kent, 2017
  • PGCHE (Higher Education): University of Kent, 2016
  • MA with Distinction (Twentieth Century Literary Studies): Durham University, 2012
  • Higher Course: Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, 2009

  Professional Experience

  • 2020 - present, Assistant Professor, Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai
  • 2018 - 2019, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Eternal Universiy, Baru Sahib
  • 2015 - 2017, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Kent
  • 2012 - 2015, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Kent

  Awards and Accolades

  • 2012 - 2015, fully funded 50th Anniversary Research Student Scholarship, University of Kent
  • 2017, ACLA Travel Grant for presenting at the annual conference, at Utrecht University
  • 2015, Winner of the British Centre for Literary Translation Scholarship for attending the Institute for World Literature (IWL), Universidade de Lisboa
  • 2014, Winner of the Samuel Beckett Summer School International Bursary, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2011, Winner of the Josephine Butler Literary Competition, Durham University


     Book Chapters

    • Chakraborty, T. (forthcoming). "Samuel Beckett and World Literature." Oxford Handbook of Samuel Beckett. Eds. D. V. Hulle & M. Nixon. Oxford: Oxford UP.

    • Chakraborty, T. (forthcoming). "Translating Silence: Ashish Avikunthak's Cinematographic Version of Beckett's Come and Go." All the Dead Voices. Eds. N. Johnson, M. H. Tanaka, L. de Vos. Leiden: Brill.

    • Chakraborty, T. (2020). "Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Post-War Translation." Samuel Beckett as World Literature. New York: Bloomsbury.

     Journal Articles

 Selected Conference Presentations
  • Chakraborty, T. (2017). "Beckett and Translation: Towards an Acanonical Literature," Samuel Beckett and the End of Literature Conference, University of Reading.

  • Chakraborty, T. (2017). "Beckett's Three-Phase Evolution," ACLA Conference, University of Utrecht.

  • Chakraborty, T. (2016). "'tramp the world down!': Beckett and the Indian Postcolonial Scene," Samuel Beckett Performance/Art/Writing Conference, Institute of English Studies, London.

  • Chakraborty, T. (2014). "'buried in the world': Rethinking World Literature" Translation and 'World Literature' Conference, University of East Anglia.

  • Chakraborty, T. (2014). "Tectonic Shifts in Beckett's Worldly Whirl," BAMS International Conference, University of London.

  • Chakraborty, T. (2013). "Translating Silence: An Indian Interpretation of Samuel Beckett," Samuel Beckett Working Group, IFTR Conference, Barcelona.

  • Chakraborty, T. (2013). "Rethinking Reception: Samuel Beckett in India," IWL Originality and Imitation Affinity Group, Harvard University.

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