Anwesha Sengupta

Jadavpur University

Fellowship received in 2013
Academic supervisor: Prof. Mana Kia
Current affiliation: Columbia University (NYC) 

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
1. Won the University wide Felix Scholarship for pursuing M.Phil. in Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Oxford, UK in 2014.
2. Won the Jadavpur University-SYLFF fellowship in 2013.
3. Won the Best Female All-Rounder Graduate Award (Pratibhamoyee Gold-Centered Silver Medal) at Jadavpur University, India in 2012.

Academic Publications:
1. Sengupta, Anwesha. Forthcoming. "Introduction of Symmetry in Introduction: A Close Reading of the Prologue of Jāyasī’s Padmāvat." In Literary Cultures in Early Modern North India—Current Research, edited by Danuta Stasik and Imre Bangha. (peer-reviewed).
2. Sengupta, Anwesha. 2020. “Stranger on the Doorstep: Interacting with the Pheriwallahs (mobile street vendors) of Kolkata.” Vol. 2, in Kolkata in space, time and imagination: Rethinking of heritage, edited by Anuradha Roy and Melitta Waligora. Primus Books.
3. Sengupta, Anwesha. 2020. "Trans-textuality, Translation and Equivalence: Exploring the Processes of Textual Transposition in the Prologue of Ālāol’s Padmābatī." In An Earthly Paradise: Trade, Politics and Culture in Early Modern Bengal, edited by Raziuddin Aquil and Tilottama Mukherjee, 397-434. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers/Routledge.
4. Sengupta, Anwesha. 2015. "City Calls to City Walls: Pheriwallah/wallihs and the (Un)contested Spaces of Kolkata." Südasien-Chronik - South Asia Chronicle (Südasien-Seminar der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) 5: 305-324. doi:10.18452/8502.
5. Sengupta, Anwesha. 2014-15. "Shorir (body), Shanto Chhele (obedient boy), Shawlpo Shikkha (halfbaked knowledge): Rajnarayan Basu and his perception of Education." Journal of History, Jadavpur University (Jadavpur University Press, Kolkata) 30: 156-167. ISSN 0976-5476.

Anwesha Sengupta is a doctoral student in the MESAAS program at Columbia University. Her research interest lies broadly includes socio-cultural history of South Asia in the early modern period, translation and circulation of texts, and Sufi romances narratives. She studies texts in Persian, Brajbhasha and middle Bengali. Prior to this, she completed a MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Oxford and a MA in History in Jadavpur University. She also did her Bachelors in History at Jadavpur University.

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