Invited Lectures/Sessions Chaired

  • Invited Panelist at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development. Organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Center for Regional Research and Sustainability Studies (CRRSS), India. Topic: “Moving Away from COVID-19: Transitional Recovery of the Informal Sector in India.” Date: 26th March, 2021. Link: https://www.facebook.com/thinkcrrss/videos/1143789232741415.
  • Invited Lecture in the Hauntology Webinar Series organized by Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, Iwalewahaus and Bayfink. Topic: “’Cemetery Narratives’: Unraveling the silenced voices of the Scottish Women from the Scottish Cemetery, Kolkata. Date: 3rd March, 2021. Link: https://www.facebook.com/Iwalewahaus/videos/253042346316376
  • Invited Panel discussant in a Panel Discussion on “Gender and Displacement.” Organized by Center for Regional Research and Sustainability Studies, India. Topic: ‘Role of Women in Trafficking’. Date: 13Th December, 2020. Link: https://fb.watch/2s7wlSVqfq/.
  • Invited Lecture in an International Webinar on “Global English: A transformative tool in the age of crisis.” Organized by Languages and Literature Unit, Leyte Normal University, Philippines. Topic: ‘Pedagogy of Common Sense’. Date: 25th November, 2020. Link: https://fb.watch/2g3_y3PW1b/.
  • Invited Lecture in an International Webinar on “Mahatma Gandhi 150”. Organized by English and Foreign Language University, Shillong. Topic: ‘Revisiting Hind Swaraj: Towards a Decolonial Turn.’ Date: 26th September, 2020. Link: https://youtu.be/ALx-v6Souno.
  • Invited Lecture in an International Webinar on “Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar”. Organized by University BT and Evening College, Cooch Behar. Topic: ‘Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar and the Art of Indigenous Critical Thinking’. Date: 26th September, 2020. Link: https://youtu.be/JxSekc6mPpE.
  • Invited Lecture in an International Webinar Lecture Series. Organized by Web platform 4 dialogue. Topic: ‘Alu-Sheddho-Daal-Bhaat: A Collective Journey into Our Mnemonic Roots’. Date: 13th September, 2020.Link: https://youtu.be/VztR-zFkpGE
  • Invited Lecture in a Lecture Series. Organized by English for Nations (EfoNs) and Department of English, Vasanta Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Varanasi. Topic: “Knowledge Production during COVID-19 and Post-COVID-19 era”. Date: 26th August 2020. Link: https://youtu.be/v2bQuTomh28.
  • Invited Lecture in an International Webinar Lecture Series. Organized by All India Forum for English Students Scholars and Trainers (AIFEST). Topic: “Colonisation of Food Habits and Culinary Practices in Contemporary West Bengal. Date: 5th August 2020. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN8YDFvCRJY.
  • Invited Lecture in an International Webinar Lecture Series. Organized by Web platform 4 dialogue. Topic: ‘Embracing the “Abnormal” in the Post-Covid Era’. Date: 27th July 2020. Link: https://youtu.be/HRfUSkcJlQ8.
  • Invited Panel Discussant at a Panel Series titled “Fanon at 95”. Organized by Caribbean Philosophical Association, Memphis. Topic: “Frantz Fanon and Border Intellectuality in Contemporary India”. Date: 8th July 2020. Link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=610738489846670.
  • Invited Lecture in an International Webinar Lecture Series. Organized by the Department of English, Gobinda Prasad Mahavidayala, Bankura. Topic: “Armchair Narratives: Solidarity, Resilience and Resurrection in the time of Covid-19″. Date: 27th July 2020. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbYI9ecdrwA.
  • Plenary Lecture in an International Webinar on “Teaching and Learning: Shifting Paradigms in Pedagogy Post Covid-19”. Organized by Arya Mahila PG College, Varanasi. Topic: “Green Pedagogy”. Date: 25th June 2020. Link: https://youtu.be/JF0toBcawzY.
  • Panel discussant in an online discussion session on “Reimagining Solidarity: Navigating Fissures in the Time of Crisis”. Organized by Convivial Thinking Collective, Germany. Date: 12th June 2020. Link: https://convivialthinking.podbean.com.
  • Plenary Lecture in an International Online Webinar on “Pandemic Pandemonium to Social Equilibrium”. Organized by Smt Radhabai Sarda Arts, Commerce and Science College, Anjangaon Surji, Maharashtra. Topic: “Writing ‘Inbetweenness’: A Journey Towards Non-Conclusion”. Date: 31st May 2020. Link: https://youtu.be/mu94tznryGg.
  • Plenary Lecture in an International Online Webinar on “Borders, Migration and Pandemic”. Organized by Rajkumar Kewalramani Kanya Mahavidyalaya and Prerna College of Commerce, Nagpur. Topic: “From Chrono-logy to Corona-logy: Neo-racism and Humanitarian Crisis Amidst Covid-19 in Contemporary India”. Date: 16th May 2020. Link: https://youtu.be/xGCtRHBg2BA.
  • Resource Person in an International Online Workshop on “Research Methodology in English Language and Literature”. Organized by Department of Studies and Research in English, Rani Channamma University, Karnataka. Topic: “History and Myth in Contemporary Indian English Fiction”. Date: 9th May 2020. Link: https://youtu.be/5eJQ8MbIJ2A.
  • Invited online lecture at Postgraduate Centre, Department of English, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Karnataka. Topic: Re-visiting Eliot in “Tradition and Individual Talent”. Date: 23 April 2020.
  • Moderator at International Conference on “Languaging and Translating: Within and Beyond” at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna from 21-23 February 2020. Lecture by Prof. Su-Ming Khoo (National University of Ireland, Galway). Topic: “Towards an Ethics of Epistemic Conviviality in the middle of Decoloniality – translanguaging the (in)visible and (un)intelligible.”
  • Moderator at International Conference on “Languaging and Translating: Within and Beyond” at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna from 21-23 February 2020. Lecture by Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharya (Director, IIT Patna). Topic: “Machine Translation: A Perspective on Paradigms.”
  • Invited Lecture on ‘”Killing with Kindness”: Colonial Icons, Socio-cultural Victims: Visual Coloniality of the Siddis in India.’ Organized by Department of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa. Date: 20 January 2020. (https://www.facebook.com/1015655578451986/videos/513922226144490/)
  • Conducted a one-day workshop on “Creativizing Academia” at Postgraduate Department of English, Yonphula Centenary College, Bhutan. Date: 19 November 2019.
  • A talk on “In search of decolonial turn in Indian academia: Decolonizing the philosophies of knowledge production: A multiversal shift.” ALADAA Online Talk Series. Organized by Latin American Association of Asian and African Studies (ALADAA), Argentina. Date: 30th March, 2019. (https://youtu.be/LwKQtvPsmPU)
  • A talk on “Zone of Every being: Transcontinental decolonization and Border thinking.” A workshop entitled: “Academic and non-academic networks in South-South Cooperation” with University of Palermo, Argentina Main Event: “Second United Nations High Level Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA +5).” Date: 18th March, 2019. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuKyVxAAqso&t=25s)
  • Conducted an International Workshop on “Postcoloniality v/s Decoloniality” at Government College, Kerala. 29th January, 2019.Organized by Journal Alert Forum and the Research Club.
  • A talk on “Their Stories, Their Voices: The Orphans of the British Raj.” Insights Seminar Series, Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan. 11th October, 2018.
  • A talk on “Colonial Detoxification and Celebrating ‘In-betweenness’: The Anglo-Indians of Bow Barracks, Calcutta.” A Webinar Series on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development. Organized by Convivial Thinking, European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), Bonn, Germany. 14th September, 2018. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJsmSz6hjkU)
  • A talk on “The Voices of the Unvoiced: A Documentary Research on the Anglo-Indians of Bow Barracks, Calcutta.” KNU Research Talk Forum, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol. 11th July 2018.
  • Chaired the session – Nationalism in Contemporary India. GAPS International Conference on “Nationalism and the Postcolonial.” Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz. 10-12 May 2018.
  • A talk on “Post-colonial or (Post)colonial? The Haunt of the Colonial Scepter in Contemporary Postcolonial Theories and Practice.” Tribhuvan University (Padma Kanya Multiple Campus), Kathmandu. The lecture was meant for the MA English students. 29th March, 2018.
  • A talk on “Performing Texts and Reading Performances: A Dialogue between the Text and the Stage.” IACER (Affiliated to Pokhara University) and organized by Literary Association of Nepal, Kathmandu. 30th March, 2018.
  • A talk on “Dehierarchizing ‘Language’: Culinary Habits as a mode of Transcultural communication in India.” Department of English, School of Social Sciences and Languages, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. The lecture is a part of series “Literature, Literary Theory, and Linguistics.” 14th February, 2018.
  • Plenary Lecture on “Neocolonialism, Museumification and Reverse Racism: Rethinking Subalternity through the Anglo-Indians of Bow Barracks, Calcutta.” An International Conference on “Relocating Subalternity: Changing Configurations.” 15-16 February, 2018.

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