Dr(Ms) Nivedita Sen

Associate Professor | Department of English Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458 Contact (Res. / Mob.): 9810619881 Email Address : nivedita118@gmail.com

Specialization Literature for Children, Translation Studies,Popular Culture,, Post colonial writing, Indian Fiction in English

Career Profile Lecturer in Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi 1978-1980. Lecturer in Shyama Prasad Mukherjee for Women, University of Delhi for from 1980-1984. Leturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in Hansraj College, University of Delhi from 1984 to date.

Subjects taught Various papers of the English (Hons) semester system, FYUP and CBCS syllabus, AECC Communicative Skills, DCC Cultural Diversity courses

Administrative Assignments Teacher in Charge, Department of English, 2001-2003. Admission Convenor, Arts and Commerce, 2001. Convenor of three-day national conferences organised by the Department of English, Hansraj College - The Child in Literature in December 1991 Convenor of three-day National Seminar organised by the Department of English, Hansraj College, , Department of English, University of Delhi and Sahitya Akademi on Constructions of Selfhood: Theories, Practices, Contexts in February 2010. Also functioned in various capacities as convenor as well as member of committees and societies of the college like English Literary Society, Publications Committee, Editorial Board, Fine Arts Society,SPIC MACAY, Music Society, Debating Society, Finance Committee, Gardening Committee.

Thesis The Child Protagonist: Rebel and Conformist - Bengal's Response to the Child in Western Literature. November 2000 (Registered) February 2002 (Awarded)

Books 1. Family, School and Nation: The Child and Literary Constructions in Twentieth Century Bengal. London and New York: Routledge, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-138-19116-7 2. Mahasweta Devi: An Anthology of Recent Criticism. Edited with an introduction, in collaboration with Nikhil Yadav. Delhi: Pencraft International, 2008. ISBN: 81-85753-88-1 3. The Gopal-Rakhal Dialectic: Colonialism and Children’s Literature in Bengal. Translated from Gopal-Rakhal Dwandasamas: Bangla Shishusahitya o Upanibeshbad by Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, in collaboration with Rani Ray. New Delhi: Tulika, 2015. ISBN: 978-93-82381-55-6 4. Die, Said the Tree and Other Stories, a compilation of short stories by Syed Mustafa Siraj. Translated with an introduction. New Delhi: Katha, 2012. ISBN: 978-81-89934-98-9 5. Tong Ling Express: A Selection of Bangla Children’s Stories. Compiled, edited and translated with an introduction. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2010. ISBN: 978-81-260-2848-1 6. The Home and the World. Translated with an introduction from Rabindranath Tagore’s Ghare Baire (Calcutta: Viswabharati, 1945),. New Delhi: Srishti Publishers, 2004. ISBN: 81-88575-40-2 7. The Colonel Investigates. A selection of three detective stories for adolescents by Syed Mustafa Siraj, translated with an introduction. New Delhi: Srishti Publishers, 2004. ISBN: 81-88575-31-3

Journals Articles 1. ‘Alice in Blunderland: (Un)systems of Life and Language beyond the Looking Glass’ in Libri et Liberi: Journal of Research on Children’s Literature and Culture. Volume 4, Number 2, 2015. ISSN: 1848-3488. 2. Three different pieces in each volume (an essay on the Bangla translations of Alice in Wonderland, a Bibliography of Bangla translations of Alice and two back translations into English from Bangla) in a three volume encyclopaedic work Alice in a World of Wonderlands. Ed. Jon Lindseth and Alan Tannenbaum. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-58456-331-0 3. ‘Children’s Books in English in India: Where Do we Stand?’ in The Book Review, Volume XXXV Number 11, November 2011. ISSN: 0970-4175 4. IGNOU Block Notes for the unit Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay, Manimahesh., a travel narrative, tr. Sanjukta Das Gupta. IGNOU, 2008. 5. ‘ “Going Away” and “Coming Home” : The Shadow Lines and the Travel Motif in Children’s Fiction’ in Arvind Chowdhary ed. Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines: Critical Essays. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2002. ISBN: 81-269-0195-0 6. ‘A Release from the Workaday World: The ‘Case’ of the Bengali Child Detective’ in The Book Review, Volume XIX Number 11 November 1995. ISSN: 0970-4175 7. An Introduction to Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time in Studies in Russian Literature. Hyderabad: CIEFL, 1984. 8. The In-between Woman,’ a translation of ‘Madhyabartini’, a short story by Rabindranath Tagore, in The Essential Tagore. Ed. Fakrul Alam and Radha Chakravarty. Cambridge, Massachussets and London, England: The Bellknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-674-05790-6, published simultaneously by Viswabharati, 2011. ISBN: 978-81-7522-461-2 9. ‘Atheist’, a translation of ‘Nastik,’ a short story by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay in Indian Literature: Sahitya Akademi Bi-monthly Journal. No. 256. Vol LIV. No. 2. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2010. ISSN: 0019-5804 10. ‘Back to the Land of the Past,’ a translation of Elem Atit Deshe by Sumanta Banerjee, in Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences: Journal of the Inter-University Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences. VOL. XVI, NUMBER 1& 2, 2009. ISSN: 0972-1401 11. ‘Identity,’ a translation of ‘Barna Parichay,’ a short story by Syed Mustafa Siraj in Indian Literature: Sahitya Akademi Bi-monthly Journal. No. 248. Vol. LII. No. 6. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, November-December 2008. ISSN: 0019-5804 12. ‘On the Trail of the Adventure Tale: The ‘White Man’s Burden’ and the Black Man’s Duty’, an excerpt (translated in collaboration with Rimli Bhattacharya) from Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, Rakhal- Gopal Dwandasamas: Bangla Shishusahitya o Upanibeshbad. Calcutta: Papyrus, 1992, in Yearly Review, Department of English, University of Delhi, Number 12, July 2004.

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