Mandira Mitra

Dr. Mandira Mitra

M.A. Ph.D.
Department English
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.A. (Gold Medalist, C.U). Ph.D (J.U.)
Specialization Narrative studies, Medical Humanities, History of Science, Culture studies, Postmodernism, Poetry, Pandemic Literature

Teaching Experience

  • Since 2006

Colleges served

  • Barasat Government College: 2006-2011
  • Bethune College: 2011-till date


  • Research assistantship with Prof. Sanjukta Dasgupta on a Fulbright funded project on "Families"(2001-2002)
  • Submitted Thesis on "A Study of Selected Illness Narratives" at Jadavpur University under supervision of Prof. Paromita Chakravarti after availing of FDP under XIIth plan of UGC from Jan, 2017 to Aug, 2018.
  • Presented Paper at International conference on "Workshops of Horrible Humanities" at Jadavpur University on 21/11/2018. Title of the Paper:"Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go".
  • UGC sponsored Minor Research Project on Amitav Ghosh's "The Calcutta Chromosome" completed in 2011


  • Gold Medalist in M.A. in English from Calcutta University in M.A.1998. Medal awarded in 2010.


  • Published "Vaccine Nation and Its Miserables: Bodies and Bio-citizenship in Empire" in Covid-19 in India, Disease, Health and Culture: Can Wellness Be Far behind? Published by Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN 978-1-032-29268-7
  • Published book titled "Six Ways of Raising Daughters" published by Almora Kitabghar in May 2022 (ISBN 978-93-84718-18-3)
  • Published English Translation of Ashok Pande's story entitled "Mehdi Hassan in Vienna" in the Book "The Other in the Mirror: Stories from India and Pakistan" an International publication edited by Sehyr Mirza, March, 2022, (ISBN 978-93-82579-48-9)published by Yoda Press.
  • Edited volume as Member, Editorial Board, "The Other Half: Meditations on Women's Space in Culture, Past and Present." Bethune College & Sopan Publication. ISBN 978-93-90717-19-4. October 2021
  • Published "My Grandfather's Transistor Radio", an article on migration in "Refugee Watch Online", a Publication of Calcutta Research Group, in 2019.
  • Published "Two", a set of poems in "Adiganta", a magazine of Bethune college in 2020.
  • Published one poem "Monsoon at College Street" in the monsoon special edition of "Cafe Dissensus."
  • 'Cast a Cold Eye, On Death: Reading Colonial History of Kolkata through the Story of an Obelisk' in the peer reviewed journal Heritage, ISSN 2349-9588 a publication of Bethune College, 2014, Vol VI
  • The Paper presented at "Workshops of Horrible Humanities" was published in the Heritage Journal of Bethune College, Vol5, 2018, pp 106-110, titled as "Non Omnis Moriar: Politics of Isolation and Degrees of Loneliness in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go."
  • 'Narrative of Neurosis: Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome as an Anti-narrative' in the peer reviewed journal Heritage,ISSN 2349-9588 a publication of Bethune College, 2014, Vol I, pp 48-52
  • "The Conspiracy of Silence and the Calcutta Chronotope as a Narrativizing Strategy in Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome" in Aureole, a journal of Barasat Government College, ISSN096-9625,Vol 3, 2011, pp75-86.

Resource Person

  • Delivered 19th Tuesday Lecture on "Pedagogy in Times of Pandemic: When Life Imitates Cinema"
    hosted at Bethune College under Tuesday Lecture series on 29th March, 2022.
  • Delivered series of lectures on Amitav Ghosh's The Glass Palace, Asian Partition Fiction, at the P.G. Department of English, Hooghly Mohsin College (4 lectures from 20th to 29th January,2022)