Publications

Monographs
1. Widows of Colonial Bengal: gender, morality and cultural representations, Primus, 2023.
3. Kolkatar Cabaret: Bangali , Younata Ebang Miss Shefali, Gangchil, Kolkata, 2020
4. Kolkatar Nach: Samakaleen Nagarnritya, Gangchil, Kolkata, 2019
Edited Volume
1. The Moving Space: Women in Dance, Primus Publishing, New Delhi (co-edited with Urmimala Sarkar Munsi), 2018
2. Edited and Introduced, Ranjabati: A Dancer and Her World, Thema, Calcutta, 2008
Select Journal Articles
1. “Calcutta Cabaret: dance of pleasure or perversion?” South Asian History and Culture, 27 February 2022. View
2. “Dancing the Night away: Erotic outlaws of the democracy”,Economic and Political Weekly, Review of Women’s Studies, Volume 57, issue 22, 28 May 2022. View
3. “Performing Art/ Performing Labour: Gender, Body and the Politics of Culture”, (with Anagha Tambe) Economic and Political Weekly, Review of Women’s Studies, Volume 57, issue 22, 28 May 2022. View
4. “Staging Bengal beyond Bengal: The Journey of Contemporary Dance from Colonial to Post-colonial Bengal”, at International Journal of Bengal Studies, 2013-14, vol. 4-5.
5. “Playing Passion over Penance? Reviewing Chokher Bali (1902-2002)”, Amitava Nag ed., Silhouette, Vol. VIII, 2010. ISSN 2231 –699X.
6. “Contract, Consent and Ceremony: The Brahmo Marriage Reform, 1868- 1920”, Journal of History, Jadavpur University, Vol. 26, (2008-09). View
7. “The Travel through Darkness: Gleanings from the Unpublished Diaries of Nirmal Kumar Bose on Gandhi’s Pilgrimage to Noakhali”, The Journal of the Asiatic Society, xxxviii, 2, 1996, (with Prof. Nemai Sadhan Bose) ISSN 0368- 3308.
Select Chapters in Books
1. “Dimensions and Dynamics of “sharing” Dance in India—A conversation,” (with Anurima Banerji, Lona Bhattacharjee, Rajkumar Das, Prarthana Purkayastha, and Gowhar Yaqoob ) Hg. v. Sevi Bayraktar et al ed., Anthology/Yearbook of the Society for Dance Research, Germany, forthcoming.
2. “Nachte neme ghomta? Jibika bonam surokkha”, Swati Ray ed, Surakkha Shamita, Lyrical Books, Calcutta, 2022.
3. “Calcutta Choreographs: At Streets, Stages and Night Clubs”, ” in Anuradha Roy and Melitta Waligora ed., Kolkata in Space, Time and Imagination: Rethinking of Heritage, Primus, New Delhi, 2020.
4. “Dance of Dissent: Dancing Tagore in the Age of Nationalism”, Panchali Ray ed., Women Speak Nation: Gender, Culture and Politics, (South Asian History and Culture) Routledge: New York, 2019.
5. “Dancing into History: Gendered Bodies at Cross-Cultural Stage”, Suparna Gooptu ed., Writing Women in History: Glimpses from India’s Colonial Past, K .P. Bagchi, Kolkata, 2019.
6. “Dancers and Critics: Re-viewing Tagore”, Pallabi Chakravorty and Nilanjana Gupta ed., Dance Matters Too: Memories, Markets and Identities, Routledge: New York, 2018. View
7. “Writing her Dance, Dancing her Self: Auto-Choreographs from Bengal”, in Urmimala Sarkar Munsi and Aishika Chakraborty ed., The Moving Space: Women in Dance, Primus: New Delhi, 2018.
8. “Moving with a Purpose: Women Dancers in Dialogue with Empowerment, Rehabilitation and Therapy”, (with Urmimala Sarkar Munsi) The Moving Space: Women in Dance, Primus: New Delhi, 2018.
9. Introduction (With Urmimala Sarkar Munsi), The Moving Space: Women in Dance, Primus: New Delhi, 2018.
10. ‘Dancing against the Nation? Revisiting Tagore’s Politics of Performance’, K.L. Tuteja and Kaustav Chakraborty ed., Tagore and Nationalism, Springer, New Delhi, 2017.
11. “Gender, Nation and Performance: Dancing Tagore in Contemporary Stage”, Parna Ghosh ed. Women’s Voices: Visions & Perspectives, Sampark, Calcutta, 2017.
12. “Towards a Future of Performance: Tagore and his New Dance”, Michael Mann, ed., Shantiniketan Hellerau, New Education in the ‘Pedagogic Provinces’ of India and Germany, Draupadi Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2015.
13. “Manjusri O Geobis”, Debabrata Biswas: Dure Jabo Jabe Sore, Takhob Chinibe More, Dey’s Publishing, Kolkata, 2015.
14. “Navanritya: Her Body, Her Dance”, Samita Sen and Kashshaf Ghani ed., Exploring the Global South: Voices, Ideas and Histories, Global South SEPHIS e-magazine, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2013.
15. “The Daring Within: Speaking Gender through Navanritya”, Pallabi Chakravorty and Nilanjana Gupta ed., Dance Matters, Performing India,Routledge, New York/ New Delhi, 2010.
16. “Performance, Modernity, Gender : Paradigm Shift(s) in Indian Dance”, Simonti Sen ed., They Dared: Essays in Honour of Pritilata Wadder, Gangcheel, Calcutta, 2011.
17. “Gender, Caste and Marriage: Kulinism in Nineteenth Century Bengal”, Samita Sen, Nandita Dhawan and Ranjita Biswas ed., Intimate Others: Marriage and Sexualities in India, Stree, Calcutta, 2011. View
18. “Ascetic Widowhood: Cultural Nationalism and Colonial State in Bengal,” Uttara Chakraborty and Banimanjari Das ed., Women’s Education and Politics of Gender, 125 Years of Bethune College, Basumati Corporation Limited, Calcutta, 2004.
Occasional paper
1. Kaltala Kathamrita: Grihasram Bitarka (with Anindita Ghosh), School of Women’s Studies- Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin, Jadavpur University, No. 3, 2016.
Book Review
1. Anna Morcom, Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Vol 27, Issue 2, 16 Jun 2020, 333-338.
Select Conference Proceedings
1. “In Leotards under her sari: An Indian ‘Contemporary’ Dancer in America”, The Congress on Research in Dance Conference Proceedings , Vol 2014 Fall 2014, pp 39-51, DOI: View.
2. ‘The Widow as Brahmacharini: A “New” Solution?’ Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Amritsar, 2003.
3. “Prasanga Pativratya: Unabingsha Shatake Banglay Bibaha Bishayak Kayekti Bitarka”, Itihas Anusandhan, Paschimbanga Itihas Sangsad, Calcutta, 2003.
4. “Reeti Banam Neeti: Unabingsha Shatake Bangalir Baidhabya Samasya”, Itihas Anusandhan, Paschimbanga Itihas Sangsad, Calcutta, 2002.
5. “Constant as the Pole-Star?” Debates about Marriage in Nineteenth Century Bengal,’ Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 2002. Adjudged as the Best Paper (Modern India) at the Indian History Congress, Bhopal, 2001.
6. “Regulating Widows: The Brahmacharya Solution”, In search of Pasts? History, Women’s Movements and Women’s Studies, Consolidated Report of the Seminars on Women and Regional Histories, Indian Association for Women’s Studies, 2000.
Newspaper articles and Others
1. “Nrityer Pranabedanay”, Anandabazar Patrika, (post-edit), 16 January. 2022.
2. “Alexander, Cleopatra, Sayed Darwish, Muhammad Al ar Rabi Thakur”, Newsletter, School of Women’s Studies, Volume 35, September 2018.
3. “ Naribad theke Shilpobhabna ekakar tar lekhay” (with Rajlaxmi Ghosh) Ananda Bazar Patrika, 17 September , 2017.
4. “Dancing by the Riverside”, Newsletter of the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, Volume: 33, 2015.
5. Book Review, Mahadevi Verma’s Smritir Rekha, Newsletter of the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, volume: 33, 2015.
6.“Kolir Meye: Prohosone / Prolape’ Newsletter of the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, 2014.
7. “Kashibasini”, Sakalbela (A report on widows living in Benares), 20 February 2011.
8. “Naridibaser Sakkale”, Sangbaad Pratidin, 8 March 2012 (editorial article)
9. “Natir Puja: Hit Kobir Flop Chabi’, Sangbaad Pratidin, 25 April 2012 (editorial article)
10. “Katota Rabindrik Rabindranritya Bhabana”, Sangbaad Pratidin, 7 August, 2012. (editorial article)
11. “Chitrangada: Puran theke Samakale”, Sangbaad Pratidin, 3 October, 2012 (editorial article)
12. “Galudih Getaway”, The Statesman, 3 February 2008.
13. “Beyond Fairs, Festivals and Fiestas”, The Statesman, 11 May 2008.
14. “Virtue in Varanasi,” The Statesman, 21 June, 1999.