Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Saumitra Chakravarty 2002: The Silent Cry

Isabel Alonso Breto


Dr. Saumitra Chakravarty, an alumni of Calcutta University with an Hons degree in English Literature, secured a gold medal in her Masters degree and a Ph.D on the topic “The Search for Identity in Contemporary British Fiction”. She teaches English Literature at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Bangalore and guides research students. She has presented papers in several national and international seminars. She has published a book of poems, The Silent Cry (2002), and co-authored a book of critical essays, The Endangered Self (2003). A book of translations of short stories of four major Bengali women writers on women’s ssues is currently under publication with Oxford UP. She is working on a second book of poems on issues related to tribal women and their habitat, some of which have already been broadcast over All India Radio. She has also been joint coordinator for a British Council project on translations for which Prof. Susan Bassnett, at the University of Warwick, is the over-all co-ordinator.

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