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Sharmita Lahiri

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Sharmita Lahiri

Assistant Professor, Humanities

  • BA (Hons. English): St. Xavier’s College Calcutta, 1995
  • MA: University of Calcutta, 1997
  • MA: University of Houston, 2002
  • PhD: University of Houston, 2008

Email: sharmitalahiri -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Office: 5/404 D
VOIP: 2407


  • Work Experience

    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (July 2009 to present)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructional Coordinator, Writing Center, University of Houston (July 2008 - July 2009)
    • Teaching Fellow, Department of English, University of Houston (Jan 2002 - May 2008)

  • Selected Publications

    1. "Katha O Kahini" Bengali translation of John Banville's "Fiction and Dream", the John Banville Project: The European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies. July 2018 http://www.johnbanville.eu/essay/translation/bengali (by invitation).
    2. “A Feminist Study of Milton’s Eve in Paradise Lost ” The Atlantic Review of Feminist Studies 3.1-2 (2016) 53-64.
    3. “Jane Eyre: A Unique Vision of Feminism” The Atlantic Literary Review 12.1 (2014) 15-26.
    4. “Can a Spirit of Our Own be Expressed in the Language of Our Colonizer.” Asiatic IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature 7.1 (2013) 39-55. (Paper cited in The Year’s Work in English Studies 2015, Vol. 94: Issue 1).
    5. “Where Do I Come From? Where Do I Belong? Identity and Alienation in Bharati Mukherjee's Desirable Daughters and Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake." South Asian Review 31.1 (2010), 118-140.

  • Awards

    • Teaching Excellence Award, IIT Gandhinagar, 2011
    • Modern Language Association Travel Grant, 2008
    • C.W. Moores Dissertation Fellowship, University of Houston, 2006 - 2007
    • Ella Margaret Hawes Scholarship, University of Houston Women's Association, 2006 - 2007