About:

Hello, welcome to my homepage. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati. Before joining IIIT Guwahati, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Sciences, at K. L. University Hyderabad. I completed PhD from the Department of Indian and World Literatures, The English And Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. My Doctoral Dissertation is titled “Redefining Modernity, Reconfiguring Democracy: The Cultural and Political Legacy of Naxalbari Movement in India”. Prior to my PhD, I did M. A. in English from The English And Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, and B. A. in English Honours from Calcutta University.

Research Interests:

Colonial & Postcolonial Studies, Left Intellectual and Cultural History, Subaltern Studies, Adivasi Studies, Urban and City Literatures.

Teaching:

At IIITG, I teach:

  • English (HS 101) (Compulsory)
  • M.K. Gandhi: Tradition and Modernity (HS 206) (Elective)
  • Introduction to Folklore (HS 407) (Elective)
  • Research Methodology (HS 701)
  • Contemporary Literary Thoughts and Critical Approaches (HS 705)

Publications:

Journals
  1. Arjab Roy. “Folklore and Technology of Social Order: Apu and Aaturi Dainee in Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s Novel Pather Panchali: A Construct of Bengali Middle Class”,Socialist Perspective, vol. 41 No 1-2, June-September 2013: 55-66. [ISSN 0970-8863]
  2. Arjab Roy. “Writing Revolution: Naxalbari Spring Thunder in a Globalized World”, Glocal Colloquies 1.1 (2015): 158-169. Web. [ISSN 2454-2423]
  3. Arjab Roy. “Confronting Epochs: The Many Faces of Colonial and Postcolonial Park Street in Kolkata”, Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 3. 2, City, Space and Literature (March 2017): 166-203. Web. [ISSN 2349-8064]
  4. Arjab Roy. “Adivasi Subjectivity and Identity in Bikram Hembrom and Shana Baurir Kawthokawta”, International Journal of Literature, Linguistics and Language Teaching1.1 (2019): 30-36. Web. [Copyright: IJLLLT-EFLU 2019]
Articles in Edited Volumes, Anthologies and Conference Proceedings
  1. Arjab Roy. “Apu’s Encounter with Aaturi Dainee in Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s Pather Panchali: Folklore and Social History”, Contemporary Bengali Literature: In Search of Folkloric Elements, ed. Dr. Prothama Raymandal, 2013: 199-206. [ISBN No. 978-93-83521-09-8]
  2. Arjab Roy. “Revisiting Naxalbari Movement: A Subaltern Reading of Samaresh Basu’s Mahakaler Rather Ghora”, Naxalite Politics: Post-structuralist, Postcolonial and Subaltern Perspectives, ed. Pradip Basu, Setu Prakashani: Kolkata, 2017: 235-250. [ISBN No: 978-93-80677-23-1]
  3. Arjab Roy. “Women and Left Radicalism in India: Feminist Critiques from Within”, Book of Conference Proceedings, National Conference, Role of Women in Nation Development, NIT Jamshedpur and Women Institute of Technology Dehradun, 2020, eds. Dr. Prabha Chand, Dr. Kumari Namrata, Dr. Dulari Hansdah, and Dr. Shwati Sudha. Man Tech Publications: Ghaziabad/Delhi, NCR: 209 – 216 (DOI: - https://doi.org/10.47531/MANTECH.2021.24) (Web) [ISBN No: 978-81-948050-4-5]
  4. Arjab Roy. “Identity Questions and Left Radicalism in West Bengal during the Sixties-Seventies”, Conference Proceedings, Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: Margin Claims Share in the Centre, Margins, Marginality and Marginalization: Alternative Ambedkarite Perspectives, ed. Vislavath Rajunayak, Book Enclave: India, 2022: 42-60. [ISBN No: 978-81-8152-559-8].
Recent Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops
  1. “Identity Questions and Left Radicalism in West Bengal during the Sixties-Seventies”, International Conference, Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: Margin Claims Share in the Centre, In the spirit of the Unfinished Legacy Conferences of Brandeis University USA, Osmania University Centre for International Programme, Hyderabad, 2019.
  2. “Knowledge Repository of Popular Left Radical Insurgency in India” – One Day International Symposium, Archive Collective, Indian Council for Cultural Relations Kolkata, 2019.
  3. “Women and Left Radicalism in India: Feminist Critiques from Within” – National Conference, “Role of Women in Nation Development”, NIT Jamshedpur, 5-6 September, 2020 (Virtual).
  4. “Feluda in the Digital Era” – SICI Golden Jubilee International Conference, “Electronic Textual Cultures: A Study of Digital Literature and Literature in Digital Spaces”, Department of Indian and World Literatures, The English And Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, 9-12 March 2021. (Virtual)
  5. “Exploring Humanist and Marxist Approaches Towards Understanding Bengal Famine of 1943” – Panel Title: British Empire and Food Crisis: Two Famines in Bengal and their Literary and Visual Work, 4th Annual South Asia Conference 2020, Ireland India Institute, Dublin. (Virtual - Held in 2021 due to Covid-19).
  6. “Death of an Adivasi: Interpreting and Understanding Bikram Hembrom's Death” – Panel Title: Adivasi Studies: Contours of a Field, 26th European Conference on South Asian Studies 2020, University of Vienna, Austria, 2021(Hybrid - Held in 2021 due to Covid-19).
  7. “‘Isolation’ & ‘Quarantine’ and the Politics of Spectacle in India: Then and Now” - Panel Title: Covid-19 Pandemic and the Worlds of Crises: A Few Observations, Reflections, and Critical Questions”, 5th Annual South Asia Conference, Ireland India Institute, Dublin, 2022. (Virtual - Forthcoming)
Invited Talks/Lectures, Plenary Sessions, Panels & Round Table Sessions
  1. Panel Discussant, “Worth a Thousand Words? Multimedia Inputs in the Literature Classroom” - Organized by the Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, April 2018.
  2. Plenary Speaker, “Memory, Re-presentation and Resistance in Literature: Prison Memoires Surrounding Left Radical Politics in India”, Prison Writing in India: Suppressing Dissent and Generating Consent, Kakatiya University, Warangal, March 2019.
  3. Round Table Discussant, One Day International Symposium, Archive Collective, Indian Council for Cultural Relations Kolkata, 2019.
  4. Invited Lecture, “Raymond Williams & ‘Base-Superstructure’ Debate in Marxist Thought”, Department of English, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University Postgraduate centre, Koppal, Karnataka, 2020. (Virtual)
  5. Panel Discussant, British Empire and Food Crisis: Two Famines in Bengal and their Literary and Visual Work at the 4th Annual South Asia Conference, Ireland India Institute, Dublin, 2020 (Virtual - Held in 2021 due to Covid-19).
  6. Invited Lecture, “Isolation and Quarantine as Sites of Mass Spectacle in India: Then and Now”, Centre for Study of Contemporary Theory and Research, School of Liberal Arts and Cultural Studies, Adamas University, 2021. (Virtual)
  7. Panel Discussant, “Covid-19 Pandemic and the Worlds of Crises: A Few Observations, Reflections, and Critical Questions”, 5th Annual South Asia Conference, Ireland India Institute, Dublin, 2022. (Virtual - Forthcoming)
Sessions Chaired
  1. “Subaltern Studies” – Voices Unheard: Indigenous and Tribal Literature in English and English Translation, Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, March 2019.
  2. “Third Cinema” – The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity, University of Brighton, 2019.
  3. “Technical Session” – SICI Golden Jubilee International Conference, “Electronic Textual Cultures: A Study of Digital Literature and Literature in Digital Spaces”, Department of Indian and World Literatures, The English And Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, 9-12 March 2021. (Virtual)

Dr. Arjab Roy

Assistant Professor (HSS)

PhD (EFLU Hyderabad)

Email:

arjab@iiitg.ac.in