BiographyDr Anway Mukhopadhyay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur, India. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the Dept of English and Culture Studies, The University of Burdwan, India, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has authored five academic books, a “lyrical epic” and an innovative work of fiction and has co-edited an anthology of essays on fiction studies. He has contributed chapters to several edited volumes and his research papers, book reviews and creative writing have been published in reputed journals in India, Australia and the USA. His documentary film on Women’s Sanskritic Education in Varanasi, titled Daughters of Sarasvati, is available on Youtube. Recipient of a number of awards including the prestigious Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award conferred by the IBC in 2016, Dr Mukhopadhyay is also an Associate Faculty at the Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia, Lalitpur, Nepal.
BA Honours in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2010
MA in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2012
PhD, Banaras Hindu University, 2015
Course on Hinduism (HS 108, Trinity 2016), OCHS, Oxford Univ
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr Mukhopadhyay has done extensive research on the tantras and on cross-cultural Goddess Spirituality. Besides, he has published various works on postcolonial spirituality, comparative literature, the politics of knowledge production, women and religion, philosophy and gender, textual and performative aspects of religions etc. He has presented papers in several conferences (in India and abroad) and has been engaged in various sorts of editorial activities.
creative writing, studying ancient scriptures and philosophical works belonging to the Indic traditions, etc.
By: Anway Mukhopadhyay
Subjects: Asian Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Religion
I was interviewed by Dr Raj Balkaran on my book, The Goddess in Hindu-Tantric Traditions, for New Books Network. The podcast can be found by clicking on the weblink given here.