Department of English


Department Faculties


Dr. Somdev Banik

Name: Dr. Somdev Banik
Date of Birth : 18/01/1972
Phone number's : +9436531090
E-mail's : somdevbanik12[at]
Academic Qualifications : M.A., Ph.D.
Present Designation/position : Associate Professor
Topics Taught : " Amercan poetry, drama, novel, non -fictional prose. Indo-Anglian Poetry 18th Century British Novel Popular Literature ( Science Fiction and Horror Stories) Modern Poetry Research Methodology and Theory. "

Publications (year wise) :

Re-narrating National History in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines In The Criterion: An International Journal in English, ( , Vol-7 Issue-3, (June 2016); pp. 128-133. ISSN: 0976-8165.
“Writing is Music”: An Interview with Amitav Ghosh. Literary Review, The Hindu, May 21, 2000.
Book Review of Poetry from Nagaland, Ed. Dept of English, Nagaland University Dialogue, Vol-II, No-II, Dec-2006, UP.ISSN 0974-5556
Book Review of And the Story Begins…by Anita Singh, MPASVO,UP, 2007 Dialogue, Vol-5, No-I, June-2009, UP. ISSN 0974-5556
Giving the Lie: Ingenuity in Subaltern Resistance in Premchand’s short story ‘The Shroud’. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies on Humanities. Vol.1, No.2, Autumn 2009. ISSN-0975-2935.
De-constructing the Tribal Identity. Sailo & Sarkar (Ed.) Issues of the Marginalized Tribals in Tripura, New Delhi: Supriya Books, 2012. Print.(Pages:50-56), ISBN:978-81-909143-5-2
Book titled: In Search of True Freedom: Negotiating Colonial Imaginings in the Postcolonial Fictional Space Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012. Print. (Pages-210) ISBN:978-3-8443-9796-3
Understanding the Fear of the Text in a Post-colonial Classroom Indian Journal of Applied Research, vol-3, No-4, April 2013. (Pages:39-40) ISSN:2249-555X
Recovering for whose sake? Studying Abduction and Recovery in the context of Partition. Ghanshyam & Chakraborty (Ed.) Indian Fiction since Independence: Reading from the Periphery, New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2013. (Pages: 61-70) Print. ISBN: 978-93-82186-17-5
Worshipping into Subjugation: Studying Non-violent Violence against Women in Post-Partition Fiction Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Science and Humanities, vol-1, No-10, 2013. (Pages:109-116) ISSN:2278-859X
Stinking Food Stigma: Changing Ethnic Foodways for Acculturation International Journal of Social Science Research, Vol:2, 2013. p.69-72. ISSN No. 2325-7911
Phoenix: A Text Book of Compulsory English (Co-Editor) Orient Blackswan. 2015 ISBN No. 978 81 250 5753 6
Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Critique of Christianity in Petals of Blood IJHSSI, Vol:5 Issue:1, Jan 2016, p.12-15. ISSN No. 2319-7722
Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Notion of Historical Change in Petals of Blood IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol-21 No.1, Jan 2016. ISSN No. 2279-0837.
Deconstructing the Hegemony of History: A Study of Postcolonial Resistance Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol-6, Issue:2, Feb 2016. pp.703-705. ISSN No. 2249-555X.
The Rise of the Dictator: Corrupting Influence of Power in Achebe’s Anthills of Savannah The International Journal of Culture, Literature and Criticism, Issue No: 13/April 2016, pp: 61-71. ISSN: 0976-1608
The Origin of Theatre in the Princely State of Tripura BharatiyaPrajna: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies, (, Vol-1, No-1, 2016, pp.42-46. ISSN No: 2456-1347.
Representation of Disabled Characters in Literature International Journal of English Language, Literature and Translation Studies (, Vol-3, Issue 2, 2016, pp. 198-201. ISSN: 2349-9451 (Online), 2395-2628 (Print).

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientation etc Participated:

44th All India English Teachers’ Conference 20-22nd December,2009 BHU, Varanasi. Presented a paper titled Decolonisation to Post-colonisation:The necessity of changing perspective for Achebe in Anthills of Savannah
Attended a Workshop on Effective Communication Skills 7-11th December 2009 Conducted by The British Council, East India.  
A 3 day International Conference on Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture 9th-11th November 2010, BHU, Varanasi Sponsored by Sahitya Akademi, & ICSSR, New Delhi. Presented a paper titled Anglicisation:Studying English Literature without the text.
A National Conference on Post-Independence Indian Fiction in English . July 22-23 2011. Organised by Dept. of English, Women’s College, Agartala and sponsored by UGC, Nero Presented a paper titled “Recovering for whose sake? Studying Abduction and Recovery in the context of Partition.”.
A National Conference on Issues of the Marginalized Tribals in Tripura Jan 20-22 2012. Organised by Govt. Degree College, Kamalpur, Tripura and sponsored by UGC, Nero, ICSSR, NEC. Presented a paper titled “Deconstructing the Tribal Identity.”
National Seminar on Imaging and Imagining the North-East: Discourses on North-Eastern Literature, Culture, Creativity and Criticism 22-23 August 2014 Dept. of English, TU Presented a paper titled Imaging North-East as a Tourist Destination: A Study of “Incredible India” Tourist Brochure on the North East
International Conference on Social Inequality and Literature, 16-17th Jan 2014 Dept. of Bengali, TU ICSSR Presented a paper titled Demonising Disability: Practicing Social Inequality through Literature
Seminar on Women and Science 25th Feb 2014 Women’s Studies Centre, TU Presented a paper titled From Orality to the “Scientific”:The Politics of Subjugation of Women
National Seminar on Women’s Rights in the North East India 17th Jan2016 Dept. of Bengali, DDE, Tripura University, Presented a paper titled “Working Housewives” and their Ignored Rights
National Seminar on Deterrents on the path of students’ comprehensive development with special reference to Tripura 20-21st Jan 2016 Govt. Degree College, Kamalpur, Tripura. Presented a paper titled Holistic Education: An Illusion or Reality
International Seminar on AdwaitaMallabarman: Jiban O Sristi 3-4th March 2016 Department of Bengali, Tripura University, in collaboration with Dept. of Welfare of SC/ST, Gov.t of Tripura. Presented a Paper on Conflicting Voices of Caste Consciousness in Titas Ekti Nadir Naam.
National Seminar on Texts, Manuscripts and Oral Traditions of Tripura 16-18th March 2016 Dept. of Sanskrit, Tripura University in collaboration with IGNCA, New Delhi. Presented a paper on The Oral Tradition of Bengali Folksongs in Tripura

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Research Supervisions (Scholar's Name, Topic and Status):

Sr. no Name of the Research Scholar Topic of Research Status
1 Smt. Suvra Bhowmik Adaptation and Incorporation of Myths in Girish Karnad’s Plays Undergoing Coursework



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