Arati Banerjee

Smt. Arati Banerjee

M.A., B.Ed.
Department English
Designation Assistant Professor in West Bengal Education Service
Qualification M.A. (Jadavpur University 2006), B.Ed (University of Calcutta 2008).

Pursuing Ph.D. from West Bengal State University.

Specialization Gender Studies, Renaissance, 19th Century English Literature, Children's Literature, Speculative Fiction.

Teaching Experience

  • Since 2006

Colleges served

  • Hijli College, Kharagpur (2006-2007)
  • Surendranath Evening College (2007-2010)
  • Panihati Mahavidyalaya (2007-2020)
  • Bethune College (2020-till date)


  • Gender and Mythology. Other areas of interest include Indic Studies and social history.

Papers Presented

  • "Of Companions and Saviours: The Brave New World of Nursery Rhymes" in UGC sponsored National Seminar organized by Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Kalyani on 28-29 January, 2015.
  • "Reclaiming the Womb" in the 25th UGC International Conference and Theatre Festival on 'Shakespeare Reconsidered' organised by Rabindra Bharati University at Jorasanko Thakurbari, Kolkata on 17-20th March, 2015.
  • "A Vedic Utopia? Twenty-first Century Discourses with Ram Rajya" in UGC sponsored International Conference organised by the Department of English, University of Kalyani on 7-8 February, 2017.
  • "Shifting Sands: from Christian Commonwealth to Nationhood" in International Seminar organised by the Departments of English and History of Mrinalini Dutta Mahavidyalaya in collaboration with the Department of History, WBSU,Barasat on 15 December, 2017.


Articles in Journal

  • "Colonizing India: A post-colonial reading of Anand Neelakantan's Asuras" in Netaji Nagar Journal of English Literature and Language, Vol.3, January 2015, ISSN: 2320-4109.
  • "Exploring Human Agency in the Urban Spaces of Lucknow" in Netaji Nagar Journal of English Literature and Language, Vol.4, January 2016, ISSN:2320-4109.
  • "Siren or Sufferer? Women in Polyandrous Relationships in Myth and Reality" in Shodha Prabha, Vol. 47, Issue:4, No.05, October-December 2022, ISSN: 0974-8976

Chapter in Books

  • "Learning through Fables, Folk Stories and Myths" in Ethics & Values Different Perspectives, Mohta Publishing House in association with Ethics and Value Education Committee, Bethune College, Kolkata, 12th August 2021, ISBN : 978-81-932331-5-3
  • "Myths Retold: The Politics of Representing Female Figures in 21st Century Indian Speculative Fiction " in Through the Gender Lens: Essays in Feminist Theory and Praxisedited by Pritha Chatterjee, June 2018, ISBN: 978-81-935916-2-8