ENLIGHTENMENT TO ERFECTION
Department of English

Bishnupada Ray

Bishnupada Ray


M.A.

Associate Professor

Members of Learned Societies:


Contact Addresses:

Phone 9434166818
Address(office) Department of English, P.O.- N.B.U., Dist- Darjeeling, W.B.- 734013
e-Mail bishnuray@gmail.com

Subject specialization:Poetry, Postcolonial Theory

Areas of Research Interest:South Asian drama/theatre in English and Translation, South Asian American Theatre, Postwar American Drama (1945-present), Asian American Theatre, African American literature. (Issues of Special Interest: history, politics, religion, race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, diaspora, and the family)

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised:Nil       (b) Ongoing:1.

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 3        (b) Ongoing: Nil

No. of Publications:        16

Achievement & Awards:

Professional experiences:

Selective List of Publications:

            Books:
  1. Discarded Self & Selected Poems, Hyphen Publications, Shimla, 2012 (ISBN 9788190681636).
  2. Winter Sky and Selected Poems, Brown Critique, Kolkata, 2013 (ISBN 9788192684208).
  3. White Lotus and Other Poems, Adhyayan Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2014     (ISBN 9788184352849).

    Selected Articles:

  4. “Whitman’s ‘Passage to India’: The Essence of India’s History” in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (ISSN 0971-2755), Vol LIV No 2, February 2003.
  5. “The Death of the Author:The Structuralist’s Progress” in The Atlantic Critical Review (ISSN 0972-6373), Vol 3 No 4, October-December 2004.
  6. “Roads to Salvation: Christian and Gnostic Elements in The Faerie Queene, Book 1” in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (ISSN 0971-2755 ), Vol LVI No 5, May 2005.
  7. The Return of the Native: Man and his Environment” in The Atlantic Critical Review (ISSN 0972-6373), Vol 4 No 3, July-September 2005.
  8.  “William Golding on Original Sin” in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (ISSN 0971-2755 ), Vol LVII No 4, April 2006.
  9.  “Prufrock and Some Observations” in The Atlantic Critical Review (ISSN 0972-6373), Vol 5 No 2, April-June 2006.
  10. “Look Back in Anger: Bear and Squirrel Ending” in The Atlantic Critical Review (ISSN 0972-6373), Vol 5 No 4, October-December 2006.
  11. “The ‘Heart of Darkness’: Conradian Themes in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and PincherMartin” in The Atlantic Critical Review (ISSN 0972-6373), Vol 6 No 1, January-March 2007.
  12. “Polemics of Existence and Essence in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea” in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (ISSN 0971-2755 ), Vol LVIII No 2, February 2007.
  13. “Of Routes and Roots: The Rough Passage of R. Parthasarathi” in Indo-Anglian Literature: Past and Present (ISBN 9788189293352), Ed. Ketaki Dutta, Books Way 2008.
  14. “Form of Expression and Language in Wordsworth’s Theory of Poetry” in Language and Ontology (ISBN 9788172112288), Ed.Kanti Lal Das and Anirban Mukherjee, Northern Book Centre 2008.
  15. “A Tale of Two Species: Literary Contribution to the Understanding of the Extinction of Neanderthals and the Emergence of Homo Sapiens” in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (ISSN 0971-2755 ), Vol LX No 6, June 2009.
  16.  “The Pattern of ‘Knowing’ in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome” in Social Consciousness in the Postcolonial Indian English Fiction (ISBN 9788176259477), Ed.Partha Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Sarup Book Publishers PvT. Ltd. 2009.
  17. “The Implications of Allegory in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies” in The Atlantic Literary Review (ISSN 0972-3269), Vol 12 No 2, April-June 2011.
  18. “Embodiment of Vision in William Golding’s The Spire” in Novel: Theories and Practices (ISBN 9788126916641), Ed. Partha Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd. 2012.
  19. “Language as Modes of Imagination and Consciousness in William Golding’s The Inheritors” in Language and Aesthetics (ISBN 9788172113209), Ed. Raghunath Ghosh and Bhaswati Bhattacharya Chakrabarti, Northern Book Centre 2013.

    Book Reviews:

  20. “Exiled Among Natives”: A Review of Exiled Among Natives (An Anthology of Contemporary Indian English Poetry), Ed. Binod Mishra, in the Brown Critique July 2014.
  21. “Caged Vision and the Creative Breakthrough”: A Review of Jaydeep Sarangi’s A Door Somewhere? In the Brown Critique September 2014.
  22.  “Man in the Botanical Garden: The Fallen, the Forbidden, the Golden, the Heaven Going Tree versus the Tree Turned Upside Down”: A Review of Kiriti Sengupta’s The Reverse Tree, in the Reviews Nov-Dec 2014.(ISSN-2347 1980)
  23. “Verses from Necropolis”: A Review of Epitaphs, Ed. Kiriti Sengupta, in Muse India Nov-Dec 2014. (ISSN- 0975 1815)
  24. “Through the Veil of Neurosis”: A Review of Ishita Bhaduri’s Blue Horizon in Muse India March-April 2015. (ISSN- 0975 1815)
  25.  “A Tribute to Rabindranath”: A Review of Ishita Bhaduri’s Rabindranath, in the Brown Critique March-April 2015.