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Dr. Arindam Das

Associate Professor


arindam.das@alliance.edu.in

Dr. Arindam Das received his doctoral degree in Australian Aboriginal Literature and Culture from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, and MA in English Literature from University of Burdwan, West Bengal. He has about 15 years of experience in research, teaching, and industry.

He has been teaching Soft Skills, Personality Development, Business Communication and English for Special Purposes, Indian English Literature, American Poetry, Literary Criticism, French and German Romantic Poetry, Metaphysical and Victorian Poetry.

Other than specializing in Theories of Business Communication, Managerial Communication, Personality Development, and Soft Skills, he also takes keen interest in Culture Studies (especially of subaltern/marginal groups); and, Postcolonial and Postmodern Studies. Currently he is working on aspects of Critical Marketing, Consumer Culture Theory and Semiotics.

 

Awards and Recognitions

  1. He is a recipient of the “Australia India Council Australian Studies Fellowship” in 2010-11. As a part of the program he was a Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney; Monash University, Melbourne; University of South Australia, Adelaide; University of Queensland, Brisbane and Australian National University, Canberra.
     
  2. He was nominated and fully funded by Monash University, Melbourne to represent the academia doing research in Australian studies in India and deliver a paper at the first world conference in Australian Studies at Monash University, Prato Centre, Italy (September 2010).
     
  3. Two of his critical works in Australian literature have been paraphrased, reviewed and highly recommended in YWES (a qualitative narrative bibliographical review) (2016) Volume. 96.1, 2017 (The Year's Work in English Studies, Oxford University Press, UK).
     

Book Chapters

  • Das, Arindam. “Matrimony and Misogyny: A Feminist Re-Reading of David Unaipon’s ‘Marriage Customs of the Australian Aborigines’.” Heteroglossia (Marxist and Feminist Literay Criticism: A Special Issue). 5 (2008): 72-84. Print.
     
  • “Nation and Nationalism: Reassessing the Theoretical Periphery of Renan, Gellner, Anderson and Partha Chatterjee.” Indian English Fiction: A Reader. Ed. Sarbojit Biswas. Kolkata: Booksway, 2009: 34-44. Print.
     
  • “A Foucauldian Analysis of Tendulkar’s Silence.” Indian English Fiction: A Reader. Ed. Sarbojit Biswas. Kolkata: Booksway, 2009: 55-67. Print.
     
  • “The Ultimatum: We are Going.” Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions. Ed. Sunita Sinha. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2009: 298-312. Print.
     
  • “Resisting the White Nation: Narrating the Counter-Discursive Allegory of Noongar Identity in Kim Scott’s Benang.” Australian Studies: Reading History, Culture and Identity. Eds. David Dunstan, Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay and Shibnath Banerjee. Delhi: Worldview, 2010: 210-29. Print.
     
  • “Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: A Case Study in Management.” New Perspectives in British Literature Vol. I. Ed. Sunita Sinha. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2010: 260-77. Print.
     
  • “‘A Mosaic of Quotations’: Reading Intertextuality in T.S. Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” New Perspectives in British Literature Vol. II. Ed. Sunita Sinha. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2010: 250-70. Print.
     
  • “Narrating History, Rethinking Nation: a Rereading of Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.” Indian Booker Prize Winners: A Critical Study of their Works. Ed. Sunita Sinha. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2010: 180-91. Print.
     
  • “Tagore’s ‘The Hungry Stone’: A Gaze Theory Analysis.” Colonial Spectre and Beyond: Studies in Indian Writings in English. Eds. Sarbojit Biswas and Arindam Das. Kolkata: Booksway, 2011: 17-28. Print.
     
  • “Returning the ‘Medusa’s Gaze: Aboriginal Decolonizing of Western Research Methodologies.” Research Methods in Social Science: Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar. Ed. Sandip K. Ghatak. Bidisa: The Institute of Social Research and Applied Anthropology, 2011: 103-18. Print.
     
  • “Bollywood in Australian Style: Re-imagining the Nation’s Multiculturalism through Silver Screen.” Landscape, Place and Culture: Linkages between Australia and India.Eds Deb N. Bandyopadhyay, Paul Brown and Christopher Conti. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011: 160-75. Print. (BKCI-SSH indexed)
     
  • “Perennialism, Primordialism, Ethnicity and Theoretical Urgings of Nation.” Modern Literary Theory: New Perspectives. Vol. I. Ed. Sunita Sinha. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2012: 106-29. Print.
     
  • “Ernest Gellner, Building of White Australia and Condition of the Aborigines.” Nation and its Tribal People. Eds. Kalyan Chatterjee and Rajkumar Chakraborty. Dept. of History and Dept. of English, Jhargram Raj College, West Bengal and Booksway, Kolkata, 2012: 168-80. Print.
     
  • “Feminism, Aboriginal Women and Unaipon’s ‘Marriage Customs of the Australian Aborigines.” Australian Studies: Re-inventing Australian Literature and Culture. Eds. Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay and Debomita Banerjee. Books Way: Kolkata, 2012: 62-8. Print.
     
  • “‘Ethnonationalism’, ‘Strategic Essentialism’ and Aboriginal Identity Formation: Corroboree as Case Study.” Globalisation: Australian-Asian Perspectives. Eds. Cynthia vanden Driesen and T. Vijay Kumar. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2014: 215-229. Print.
     
  • “Mediating Image of a Lost Motherland: Chutney-Soca and Indo-Caribbean Diaspora.” Transnational Literature: Emergence of Transnational Literature. Ed. Keya Majumdar. New Delhi: Prestige Books International, 2014: 162-74. Print.
     
  • “The Australian Shakespeare: The Nation in Evolvement from Bardolatory to Aropriation.” Shakespeare: A Reappraisal. Eds. Carole Rozzonelli and Sunita Sinha. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2015: 181-91. Print.
     
  • “(Un)Straightening Heterosexism: The Counter Discourse of LGBT Magazines and Newsletters of India.” Outside the British Canon: Reading Literatures from Fromer Euroean Colonies. Ed. Sarbojit Biswas. Jaipur: AADI Publlications, 2015: 114-21. Print.
     
  • “Wreck/Con/Silly/Nation”: “Mimicry,” “Strategic Essentialism,” and the “Friendly Frontier” of Scott’s That Deadman Dance. A Critical Companion to Kim Scott. Ed. Belinda Wheeler. New York: Camden House/Boydell and Brewer. 2016: 61-73. Print.  (BKCI-SSH indexed)
     

 Journal Articles:

  • “Modernists and the Structuralization of ‘Nation’.” Appropriations. 5 (2009): 41-55. Print.
     
  • “Re-Reading Judith Wright: Writings of an Activist and Mystic.” Journal of the Department of English: Rabindra Bharati University. XI (2009-10): 66-75. Print.
     
  • “Canonizing Aboriginality: Tokenism and Tinkering in the Formation of Contemporary Australian ‘Nation’ Discourses.” Journal of the Department of English: The University of Burdwan. XVI (2010): 23-34. Print.
     
  • “Resisting De-racination, Reviving Identity: Re-Reading Kim Scott’s True Counry.” Rupkatha Journal: On Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. 4.2. (2012):144-52. Web. (Scopus Indexed)
     
  • “‘Hyphenated Identity’: Mestiza Nationalism and Virgin de Guadalupe.” The Atlantic Review of Feminist Studies. 1.3 (July-September 2013): 10-18. Print.
     
  • “In Search of ‘Our Modernity’”: A Postcolonial Reading of A History of Hindu Chemistry. Hislopia Journal. 6.2 (December 2013): 35-42. Print.
     
  • “Magic Realism in Kim Scott’s True Country.” Indian Review of World Literature in English. 10.1 (2013): 1-8. Print. . (BKCI-SSH indexed)
     
  • “The New Hōraios: A Geriatric and Feminist Study of Carmen Dell’Orefice.” Atlantic Review of Feminist Studies, New Delhi. 2014. Print.
     
  • “Hungry Stones and Psychobiology of Romantic Love.” Heteroglossia.VI. (2014): 63-9. Print.
     
  • “Boomerang and a Cricket Bat: Rethinking the White Nation’s Civilizing Mission.” The Atlantic Critical Review Quaterly. 14.3. (July-Sept. 2015): 34-43. Print.
     
  • “White(washing) Australia and Nationalism Theory of Ernest Gellner.” The Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia (Spain). 7.1. (2016): 50-60. Web.

 

Book Publications:

  1.  Colonial Spectre and Beyond: Studies in Indian Writings in English. Eds. Sarbojit Biswas and Arindam Das. Kolkata: Booksway, 2011. Print.
     
  2.  Intertextuality: Poetics and Practice. A Collection of Critical Essays. Eds Ajoy Sengupta and Arindam Das. Kolkata: Radiance, 2013.
     
  3.  Culture and Identity: Re-reading the Fictions of Raja Rao and Mulk Raj Anand. Eds. Aninda Basu Roy, Arindam Das and Sarbojit Biswas. Jaipur: AADI Publications, 2014.
     

Papers Presented in Seminars and Conferences

  1. Topic: “A Freudian Analysis of Somerset Maugham’s The Kite.” (State Level Conference) Organized by B.C.College, Asansol in 2005. 
     
  2. Topic: “Shakespeare’s Macbeth: A Case Study in Management.” (International Level Conference) Organized by World Shakespeare Conference and Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, Kolkata in 2006.
     
  3. Topic: “Vijay Tendulkar’s Silence: Assessing the Text through Derrida, Feminism and Post-Translation Theory.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by Nistarini College, Purulia in 2006.
     
  4. Topic: “Tagore’s The Hungry Stone: A Gaze Theory Analysis.” (State Level Seminar) Organized by Raniganj Girls’ College, Raniganj in 2007.
     
  5. Topic: “Western Superstition: A Feminist Overview.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Nistarini College, Purulia.
     
  6. Topic: “Conserving or Culling the ‘Roos: A Note on Australian National Iconography.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region, Kolkata, in 2007.
     
  7. Topic: “Joyce’s Portrait: A Merger Point of Romanticism and Classicism.” (State Level Seminar) Organized by DBM College, Chittaranjan, in 2007.
     
  8. Topic: “Culture and History of Bengali Cuisine.” (An International Colloquium on Australian Interfacing Bengal). Organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region, Kolkata with Asia Education Foundation, Melbourne in 2007.
     
  9. Topic: “Canonizing Aboriginality: Tokenism and Tinkering in the Formation of Contemporary Australian Nation Discourse.” (International Level Conference) Organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, New Delhi and Burdwan University in 2008.
     
  10. Topic: ““Nation” Revisited: Reassessing the Theoretical Evolvement.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by H.B. College, Nalhati in 2008.
     
  11. Topic: “Appropriation and Acculturation of White Nation by Aboriginal Australia.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by M.U.C. Women’ College, Burdwan in 2008.
     
  12. Topic: “A Comparative Analysis Indian Dalit and Australian Aboriginal Poetry.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by Tagore Gandhi Institute for Cultural Studies and Service Learning, Kolkata & Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in 2008.
     
  13. Topic: “Re-strategizing Narratives of Identity: Resisting the Cultural Pigeonholing of “Asian-American Diaspora Writing”.” (International Level Conference) Organized by American Literary Study Circle, American Center, Kolkata, in 2008.
     
  14. Topic: “The Australian Shakespeare: The Nation in Making from Bardolatory to Appropriation.” (International Level Conference) Organized by World Shakespeare Conference, Association; Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, Kolkata; and Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2008.
     
  15. Topic: “Bollywood in Australian Style: Re-imagining the Multicultural Nation.” (International Level Conference) Organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region, Kolkata; and University of New South Wales, Sydney in 2009.
     
  16. Topic: “Hyphenated Identity”: Virgin de Guadalupe and Mestiza Nationalism.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by American Literary Study Circle, Kolkata in 2009.
     
  17. Topic: ““Boomerang and a Cricket Bat”: White Nation’s Colonizing Mission.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region, Kolkata in 2009.
     
  18. Topic: “Chutney and Indo-Trinidadian Diaspora: Re-negotiating Culture and Identity” (National Level Seminar) Organized by University of Burdwan in 2009.
     
  19. Topic: “Introducing American Corporate Culture/Behavioral Skills in Contemporary Technical and Management Education Curriculum in India.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by American Center, Kolkata in 2009.
     
  20. Topic: “Psychobiological Theory of Romanticism: Tagore’s Hungry Stone as Case Study.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Nistarini College, Purulia in 2010.
     
  21. Topic: “What’s in a Name: Toponyms and Nation Formation in Bengal and Australia.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Vidyasagar University, Midnapore in 2010.
     
  22. Topic: “Indo-Caribbean Music: Negotiating Gender and Identity.” (International Level Conference) Organized by Jamshedpur Women’ College, Jamshedpur in 2010.
     
  23. Topic: “Translating Indianness to Ausiness: Building the Multicultural Nation through Bollywood” (International World Conference) organized by Monash University, Prato Centre, Italy in 2010.
     
  24. Topic: “White(washing) Australia and Modernist Theories of Nationalism.” (International Level Conference) organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region, Kolkata; Monash University, Melbourne; and University of New South Wales, Sydney in 2011.
     
  25. Topic: “‘Ethnonationalism’, ‘Strategic Essentialism’ and Aboriginal Identity Formation.” (International Level Conference) Organized by Osmania University and Association for the Study of Australasia in Asia in 2011.
     
  26. Topic: “The (Subversive) Taste of India: Utterly Butterly Intertextualicious.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Burdwan University, Burdwan in 2011.
     
  27. Topic: “Beyond the “Single Master Symbol”: Mestizan Sacrilege unto Virgin de Guadalupe.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Sanskriti: Centre for Culture Studies in 2012.
     
  28. Topic: “Mediating Image of a Lost Motherland: Chutney-Soca and Indo-Caribbean Diaspora.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2012.
     
  29. Topic: “Understanding Bhabha’s Mimicry: Re-singing “nakka mukka” and “kolavari di”.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Barjora College in 2012.
     
  30. Topic: “‘Ethnonationalism’, ‘Strategic Essentialism’ and Aboriginal Identity Formation: The Corroboree Song/Dance “Timeless Land” by Yothu Yindi as Case Study.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Burdwan University and IASA, Eastern Region in 2012.
     
  31. Topic: “A.O. Neville’s Australia’s Coloured Minority and Kim Scott’s Benang: Re-reading History through Intertextuality.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by Asansol Girls’ College and IASA, Eastern Region in 2012.
     
  32. Topic: “Strategic Essentialism and Negotiated Identity: "Parramasala” Re-visited.” (International Level Conference) organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region and Monash University, Melbourne in 2013.
     
  33. Topic: “(Un)Straightening Heterosexism: The Counter Discourse of LGBT Magazines and Newsletters of India.” (National Level Seminar) organized by Barjora College in 2013.
     
  34. Topic: “‘Can the Subaltern earn?’: Dalit Women, Economic Exploitations and Human Rights.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by Burdwan University, Burdwan in 2013.
     
  35. Topic: “‘Commodifying the Classical’: Re-visioning Sanskritized Culture in Australia” (International Level Conference) Organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia (Eastern Region), Australian Government, Australia India Council and Monash University, Melbourne, in 2015.
     
  36. Topic: ““To my Home across the Sea”: Terry Morris, Australian Country Music, Ireland and Anglo Indian Community of Asansol.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Burdwan University in 2016.
     
  37. Topic: “Eating “Mother India”: Diasporic Identity and Scottish Orientalism.” (International Level Conference) Organized by Indian Association for Scottish Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Glasgow & Kingston University, London,  Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, West Bengal, India and The Association for Scottish Literary Studies in 2016.
     
  38. Topic: ““Shakespeare’s Sonnets through the Lens of LaBruce”” (International Level Conference) Organized by Department of English, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Bankura University, Bankura, ICSSR, British Council, Kolkata and UGC in 2016.
     
  39. Topic: ““Asansol to Sydney: Identity, Hybridity and Terry Morris’ Country Music”.” (International Level Conference) Organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region, Bankura University, Monash University, Cambridge UP, Oxford UP in 2017.
     
  40. Topic: ““From Asansol to Sydney: Terry Morris, Microhistory and Hybrid Identity”.” (International Level Conference) Organized by Dept. of HSS, IIT Madras in 2017.
     
  41. Topic: “The New Hōraios: A Geriatric and Feminist Study of Carmen Dell’Orefice.” (National Level Seminar) Organized by Dept. of English, Jadavpur University in2017.
     
  42. Topic: ““Postnational Satire”: “Honest Government Ads” and Incredulity unto the Grand Discourses of Australian Nation-State.” (International Level Conference) Organized by Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region & Wollongong University, Australia in 2018.
     
  43. Topic: “Possibilities of Strategic Essentialism: Adani Carmichael Coal Mine and Protest Discourses.” (International Level Seminar) Organized by Dept. of English, Madras University in 2018.
     

Invited Plenary Talk in Seminars

  1. At the National Seminar organized by the Institute of English, University of Kerala in 2017. (Topic: “The Thesis of Modern Nationalism and Formation of Colonial Australia”)
     

Chairing Sessions in Seminars and Conferences

  1. At 3rd Biennial Australian Studies International Conference organized by IASA, Eastern Region Kolkata and Monash University, Melbourne at Peerless Inn, Kolkata, 2013
     
  2. At the National Seminar organized by Dept. of English, Barjora College and UGC, 2013
     
  3. At the International Seminar organized by Dept. of English and Culture Studies, Bankura University, ICSSR, British Council, Kolkata and UGC, 2016
     
  4. At the National Seminar organized by Institute of English, University of Kerala and UGC, 2017
     
  5. At International Marketing Conference MARCON 2017 hosted by International Management Institute, Kolkata
     

Journal Reviewer

  1. Listed reviewer of SAGE Publication (Global Business Review)
     
  2. Reviewer (and on the editorial board) of an UGC approved peer-reviewed open access online English journal postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies

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