I am currently working on contemporary dalit literature in Bengal. Interested in contintal philosophy and political theology.
BA Political Science (Presidency College, 2010)
MA Political Studies (CPS, JNU, 2012)
M.Phil Political Studies (CPS,JNU, 2014).
Ph.D. (CPS, JNU, Pursuing).
Inlaks Research Fellow, 2016 for Visting Fellow Position(2017) at the New Zealand India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington.
Research / Administrative Experience+
Teaching / Other Experience+
1. Assistant Professor (Adhoc) at SBSEC, DU (2014-5)
2. Guest Facuty at SBSEC, DU (2015- April, 2016)
3. Assistant Professor (Adhoc) IP College for Women, DU, 2016.
Post Graduate Supervision+
Member at British Association for South Asian Studies (2018-19)
Reviewer, Contemporary Voice of Dalit, Sage.
External Reviewer, Economic and Political Weekly.
Roy, Rajat (forthcoming). "Postcolonial Theory and its Outcastes: Readings Social Visions of Anti-caste Thinkers in Bengal" (Invited: Contribution to a volume on "Caste-ing Bengal" edited by Tanika Sarkar and Sekhar Bandyopadhyay to be published by Permanent Black).
Articles in Journals
Roy, Rajat. "Politics of Identity contra Anti-caste Social Visions: The Matua Problem and Beyond." "Special Article" in Economic and Political Weekly. (forthcoming)
Roy, Rajat. "From Postcolonial Irony to Dalit Truth: A Perspective on Experience." 'Special Article' in Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 55, Issue 47. November 2020.
Roy, Rajat. "Namasudra Literature and the Politics of Caste in West Bengal." Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry. Vol. 6, Issue 1. October 2019.
Jaiswal, Suvira. "The Making of Brahmanic Hegemony: Studies in Caste, Gender and Vaishnava Theology" (Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2016). The Book Review, Vol. XLI, Number 3, March 2017.
Upadhyay, Shashi Bhushan. "Historiography In The Modern World: Western And Indian Perspectives" (Oxford University Press, 2016). The Book Review, Vol. XLI, Number 5, May 2017.
Sil, Sekhar. "Representation of Colonial Women in Bengali Cinema: Inner and Outer Worlds of Bhadramahila" (Papyrus, Kolkata, 2016), Socialist Perspective, Vol 46, Numbers 1-4, March, 2019.
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