Radha  Chakravarty Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Radha Chakravarty

Professor of Comparative Literature & Translation Studies
Ambedkar University Delhi

Radha Chakravarty has edited Shades of Difference: Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore (SSP & Routledge) and co-edited The Essential Tagore (Harvard & Visva Bharati), nominated Book of the Year 2011. She is author of Feminism & Contemporary Women Writers and Novelist Tagore. She has translated Tagore, Bankimchandra and other major Bengali writers, and edited several collections of South Asian writing. She teaches Comparative Literature & Translation Studies at Ambedkar University Delhi.


Radha Chakravarty is a writer, critic and translator. She has co-edited The Essential Tagore (Harvard and Visva Bharati), nominated Book of the Year 2011 by Martha Nussbaum, and edited Shades of Difference: Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore (Social Science Press, 2015). She is the author of Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers (Routledge, 2008) and Novelist Tagore: Gender and Modernity in Selected Texts (Routledge, 2013). Her translations of Tagore include Gora, Chokher Bali, Boyhood Days, Farewell Song: Shesher Kabita and The Land of Cards: Stories, Poems and Plays for Children.  Other works in translation are Bankimchandra Chatterjee’s Kapalkundala, In the Name of the Mother by Mahasweta Devi, Vermillion Clouds: Stories by Bengali Women, and Crossings: Stories from Bangladesh and India. She has edited Bodymaps: Stories by South Asian Women and co-edited Writing Feminism: South Asian Voices and Writing Freedom: South Asian Voices. Her poems have appeared in Journal of the Poetry Society of India, The Fib Review, The Skinny Poetry Journal and Indian Poetry Through the Passage of Time. She was nominated for the Crossword Translation Award, 2004.  She is Professor of Comparative Literature & Translation Studies and Dean, School of Letters, at Ambedkar University Delhi.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Literature, Translation, Gender Studies, Postcolonialism, South Asian Studies

Personal Interests

    Travel, music, writing



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 Featured Title - Novelist Tagore - Chakravarty - 1st Edition book cover



Lost in Translation: Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

Published: Jun 28, 2017

Panel discussion on translation at Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

Doordarshan Interview on YouTube

Published: Jun 28, 2017

Interview on Doordarshan Television. On Radha Chakravarty's work, especially on Tagore and translation