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Mr. Sandip Debnath

  • Assistant Professor
    Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Department

    Department of English
  • Contact Details:

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    Contact Number :7351844109

  • Experience

  • Qualifications

    • Pursuing Ph.D. from IIT Delhi since July 2016.
    • UGC-NET in English- June 2012, Dec 2012, and June 2013.
    • M. Phil. in English from Pondicherry University in 2012.
    • M.A. in English from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2009.
    • B.A. with Honours in English from The University of Burdwan in 2006.
  • Ph.D

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-


  • Postgraduate

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-


  • Book Chapter:
    Moulick, Sayantan Roy, and Sandip Debnath. “‘Murmuring Your Praise’: Shakespearean Echoes in Early Bengali Drama.” In Shormishtha Panja and Babli Moitra Saraf edited Performing Shakespeare in India: Exploring Indianness, Literatures and Cultures. New Delhi: SAGE, 2016. Pp. 151-164.
  • Book: Review:
    Debnath, Sandip. “Of Traditions and Modernity: Contemporary Performance Practices of Bhasa’s Ramaya?a Plays.” In Vibha Arora edited Summerhill: IIAS Review (XXIV: 2). Shimla: IIAS, 2018. Pp. 50-53.

Conference Presentations:

  • Abroad:
    Debnath, Sandip. “Ta(l)king the Political Culturally: Third Theatre’s Gram Parikrama and the Politics of/in Mobility.” IFTR 2019: Theatre, Performance and Urbanism; organised by International Federation for Theatre Research and Shanghai Theatre Academy. July 8-12, 2019.
  • International Conferences in India:
    Moulick, Sayantan Roy, and Sandip Debnath. “‘Objects in the Mirror are closer than they appear’: Corporate Life and Relationship in Contemporary Bengali Cinema.” “City City Bang Bang”: Contemporary Literary and Cultural Representations of the City; organised and sponsored by The Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi. March 21-23, 2013.

    Moulick, Sayantan Roy, and Sandip Debnath. “‘Murmuring your praise’: Bardolatry in Kirtibilas and Bhanumati Chittabilas – Shakespearean Echoes in Early Bangla Drama.” Revisiting Shakespeare in Indian Literature and Culture; organised by Indraprastha College for Women (University of Delhi) and Shakespeare Society of India (SSI) and sponsored by University of Delhi and SSI. March 7-9, 2013.

    Debnath, Sandip, and Sayantan Roy Moulick. “Contesting the Normative: A Feminist Critique of Select Women’s Magazines in Vogue.” Women in Contemporary Society, Literature and Culture; organised by Centre for Gender and Cultural Studies and the Department of Bengali, Assam University, Silchar. February 10-11, 2012.
  • National Conferences in India:
    Debnath, Sandip. “The Seal of State: Power, Social Progress and Human Rights in Vijay Tendulkar’s Encounter in Umbugland and Badal Sircar’s Bhoma.” Literature and Human Rights; organised by The Department of English, Pondicherry University. Aug 7-8, 2013.

    Moulick, Sayantan Roy, and Sandip Debnath. “Vox Populi: Nandigram, Civil Society and the Dynamics of Dissent.” Contemporary Ways and Voices of Resistance/ Resilience; organised by Research Scholars’ Forum (RSF), EFLU, Alam Khundmiri Foundation (AKF), and ICSSR, Regional Centre, Hyderabad; sponsored by AKF and ICSSR, New Delhi. June 29-30, 2012.

    Debnath, Sandip, and Sayantan Roy Moulick. “Fashioning the Feminine: A Critique of Popular Women’s Magazines of Neoliberal India.” South Asia: Literature, Culture and Society; organised and sponsored by Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP, formerly ASRC) and the Department of English, Osmania University. March 27-28, 2012.

    Moulick, Sayantan Roy, and Sandip Debnath. “Re[In]ference: Life Goes On and the Intertextual Paradigm.” Intertextual Adaptation and Literary Discourses; organised by The Department of English, University of Burdwan. December 27-28, 2011.

    Debnath, Sandip. “Making Indian History Easy: A Reading of Badal Sircar’s Indian History Made Easy.” Colonial State, Capital and Labour in India; organised by The Department of History, Pondicherry University and sponsored by The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR). March 1-2, 2011.

    Moulick, Sayantan Roy, and Sandip Debnath. “Gendered Representation: Discourse and Politics in Popular Women's Periodicals in the Twenty-first Century.”Representations of Science, Religion and Politics; organised by TheDepartment of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and sponsored byUGC, ASSIHSS Programme. March 18-19, 2009.

Workshop Participations:

  • Theatre Workshops:
    “Third Theatre Workshop” conducted by Sumit Biswas (Pathosena and Satabdi) and organised by Satabdi, Kolkata at Raktakarabi, Kalyani. July 26-29, 2018.
  • “Third Theatre Workshop” conducted by Debashis Chakraborty (Badal Sircar Natyacharcha Kendra) and organised by Badal Sircar Natyacharcha Kendra, Kolkata and Shantiniketan Anughatak at Mirzapur, Birbhum. July 26-29, 2018.
  • “In Search of Alternatives” conducted by Probir Guha (ALT) and organised by Alternative Living Theatre (ALT) at Mass Education Teachers’ Training Institute, Atasura. May 17-21, 2017.
  • “Theatre for Democracy” conducted by Sanjoy Ganguly (Jana Sanskriti) and organised by Sambhaavnaa Institute of Public Policy and Politics, Kandbari, Palampur. March 8-12, 2017.
  • Translation Workshop:
  • “Translator’s Orientation Programme in Bangla” organised by The National Translation Mission (NTM) and the Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata and sponsored by: Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL). July 1-5, 2013.

Membership of Academic Organisations:

  • Performance Studies International
  • International Federation for Theatre Research
  • Shakespeare Society of India (SSI), New Delhi. (Life Member since 2013)

Teaching Experience:

  • Since Jan 2020 at GLA University, Mathura.
  • Have been teaching courses on Communication Skills to the students of B.Tech., B.B.A, B.A. Economics and B.Sc. Agriculture.
  • July 2016 to Dec 2019 at IIT Delhi as Teaching Assistant (on Study Leave from GLA University, Mathura).
  • Have been one of the Teaching Assistants for the NPTEL course “Text, Textuality, and Digital Media” offered by Dr. Arjun Ghosh in July-November 2019 session.
  • Have assisted in the Research Writing course for the Ph.D. scholars.
  • Have taken tutorial classes for the course “Introduction to Drama.”
  • Jan 2015 to July 2016 at GLA University, Mathura.
  • Taught courses on Communication Skills to the undergraduates of B.Tech. and B.B.A.
  • Jan 2014 to Nov 2014 at Lovely Professional University, Punjab.
  • Taught “British Drama up to 18th Century” to the students of M.A. English.
  • Taught courses on Communication Skills to the undergraduates of B.Tech.
  • Aug 2013 to Dec 2013 at Bejoy Narayan Mahavidyalaya, W. B.
  • Taught Contemporary Indian Theatre, Modern Drama, and Rhetoric and Prosody to the students of B.A. English Honours.

Research Domain:

  • Proposed title of Ph.D.: Badal Sircar and Beyond: Third Theatre in Twenty-first Century Bengal. (On-going, IIT Delhi). (Area: Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies)
  • M. Phil.: Badal Sircar and the Poetics of Revolt: A Consideration of Six Third Theatre Plays. (2012, Pondicherry Univ.). (Area: Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies)