Dr. Chaiti Mitra
Chaiti Mitra is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan College, Kolkata, and Guest Faculty at the Post Graduate Department of English, West Bengal State University. While her academic research interests include women’s writings and narratives of trauma and resistance, she has also been steadily nurturing her passion for translation. She is among the few translators to work on the complex narratives of Shyamol Gangopadhyay and Tilottama Majumdar. Her recent translated work, Chandaneswar Junction: And Other Stories has been published by The Antonym Collection. She also writes on travel and gender issues in Bengali newspapers and journals, and has recently published her first book, Boudoir to Bibighar:The Memsahib and the 1857 Mutiny Narratives. In her spare time she is an amateur actor, avid traveler and theatre enthusiast. Her Bengali translation of Hamlet is currently being staged by the well known theatre group ‘Swapnasandhani’.