Dr. Aparna Bandyopadhyay

M.A (CU), Ph.D (JU)

Associate Professor

Department: History

About me

Besides history, she also teaches women’s studies at the general level. She is a member of the editorial board of the Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, and is currently editing an anthology of essays on women’s issues along with Dr. Krishna Dasgupta, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy.


Dr. Bandyopadhyay is also a visiting faculty at the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University. She specializes in the social/gender history of late colonial Bengal. She has been regularly publishing on different aspects of the above field of specialization.


Select Publications :

·        Of Sin, Crime and Punishment: Elopements in Bengal 1929’ in Samita Sen, Ranjita Biswas and Nandita Dhawan (eds.), Intimate Others: Marriage and Sexualities in India, Stree, Kolkata, 2011. ISBN No. 81-906760-1-6.

·        The Politics of Reading: A Study of the Critical Responses to Nirupama Devi’s Novels’ in Simonti Sen (ed.), They Dared: Essays in Honour of Pritilata Wadder, Bethune College, Kolkata and Gangchil, 2011. ISBN No: 978-93-81346-14-3.

·        Breaking Fetters: The Indissoluble Marriage and Strategies of Exit in Late Colonial Bengal’ in Madhabi Maity and Apranita Bhattacharjee (eds.), Education, Marriage and the Bridal Industry, Ashadeep Publishers, 2014. ISBN No. 978-93-81245-34-7.

·       Oupanibeshik Juge Bangla Upanyaser Pathika’ [The Women Readers of Bengali Novels in the Colonial Period] in Subhasis Dutta, Basabi Roy Chowdhury et al (eds.), Women and Literature: Different Faces, Different Voices, Principal, Barasat Government College, Barasat, 2012. ISBN No. 978-93-80673-72-1.

·       Love, the Novel and Hindu Nationalism in Late Colonial Bengal’ in Angie Knaggs and Silke Frischmuth eds., Gender, Love and Intimacy: 2nd Global Conference on ‘Gender and Love’, 2012 Proceedings Volume, Inter Disciplinary Press, e. book, 2014. ISBN 978-1-84888-276-8.