Assistant Professor

Dr Bidisha Pal

Department of Literature and Languages


  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Literature of the Marginalized People
  • Translation Studies



University of Kalyani


Calcutta University


Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad

Research Interest

  • Dalit Literature
  • Translation Studies
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Commonwealth Literature
  • Awards & Fellowships

    • 2024 - ACLA Travel Grant Award
    • 2017 – Institution Fellowship (JRF) (MHRD Department)– Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad


      • Linguistic Society of India (2017-2018)
      • South Central Modern Language Association (2018-2019)
      • AHRC Funding Network “Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature” (2018-present)

      Journal Reviewer

      • Journal of International Women's Studies
      • Meridian: feminism, race, transnationalism
      • South Asian Review Journal
      • Humanities and Social Science Communications Journal


    • Gendered and Casteist Body: Cast(e) ing and Castigating the Female Body in select Bollywood-B. Pal, Bhattacharjee, P. and Tripathi, P. Films Journal of International Women’s Studies, 22(10), 56-67 (2021)
    • ‘The problem of gender violence in India. . . was not a legal problem, but a cultural problem’: A Conversation with Comics Creator Ram Devineni- P. Bhattacharjee, P. Tripathi, and B. Pal. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 13(4), 620-631 (2022). DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2021.1918736
    • What is Translated; What is not Translated: Studying the Translation Process of Select Bengali Dalit Short Stories- B. Pal and P. Bhattacharjee. The Translator, 28 (1), 41-53 (2022). DOI: 10.1080/13556509.2021.1894763.
    • Dalit Autobiography as Autoethnography: A Study of Manohar Mouli Biswas’ Surviving in My World- B. Pal and M.M. Rahman. IEF- Revista de Etnografie si Folclor, 1-2, 5-19 (2021).
    • Interview with Bengali Dalit Writer Kalyani Thakur Charal-J. Sarangi and B. Pal. Writers in Conversation, 7 (2), 1-10 (2020).
    • Acculturation, Cultural Resistance, or Cultural Rigging: A Study of Folk Performances in Popular Films- B. Pal and M.M. Rahman. South Asian Popular Culture, 18(3), 261-269 (2020).
    • Depicting a Ruptured World: Social Realism and Poetic Sensibility in Select Poems of Subodh Sarkar- B. Pal and M.M. Rahman. GNOSIS, 5(4), 233-241 (2019).
    • The Distinct Voice/s of Resistance from the Liminality: Reading select poems from Manohar Mouli Biswas’ The Wheel Will Turn and Poetic Renderings as yet Unborn- B. Pal and M. M. Rahman. GNOSIS, 2, 81-91 (2018).
    • Womanizing Nature or Naturalizing Femininity: An Eco-feminist Reading of Nectar in a Sieve- B. Pal. Ad Litteram: An English Journal of International Literati, 1, 1-7 (2016).
    • Where the Context becomes Co-text: Shakespeare in Bollywood. B. Pal. Lapis Lazuli: An International Literary Journal, 6 (1-2), 104-115 (2016).

    Book Chapters

    • “En route to the Land of Other: Locating the Coloniser’s Gaze in Hergé’s Tintin in Tibet.” Tintin in Tibet, edited by Samrat Sengupta and Arunima Chanda- P. Bhattacharjee and B. Pal- Worldview Press, 104-114 (2020).
    • “When the Rebelling Hearts Speak out: A Study of two Bengali Dalit Autobiographies.” Presentations of Postcolonialism in English: New Orientations, edited by Jaydeep Sarangi- B. Pal-Authorspress, 327-340 (2020)
    • “Touching the ‘Untouchable’: Depiction of Body and Sexuality in select Dalit women’s Autobiographies.” Subaltern Women’s Narratives Strident Voices, Dissenting Bodies, edited by Samraghni Banerjee- B. Pal-Routledge, 107-121 (2021)
    • “Rendering Bengali Dalit Discourse as Translational Activism: Studying a Dalit Autobiography.” The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism, edited by Kayvan Tahmasebian and Rebecca Ruth Gould- B. Pal and P. Bhattacharjee-Routledge, 380-393 (2020)
    • “In between Contested Identities: Existential Crisis and Quest for Identity in The Outcaste.” The Famished Gods: Speaking Selves in Akkarmashi, edited by Praveen Kumar Anshuman and Ravi Prakash Chaubey- B. Pal-Pharos Books, 77-89 (2020)
    • “Performing the Marginalized Text and Context: A Study of translating and Adaptation of Sarankumar Limbale’s The Outcaste on Stage.” De la hipótesis a la tesis, en traducción e interpretación, edited by Antonio Bueno García- B. Pal-Los autoros, 71-80 (2020).
    • “Where the Minority interacts with the Mainstream: A Study of select Bengali Dalit Short Stories Translation.” Translation in and for Society: Sociological and Cultural Approaches in Translation, edited by Beatriz Martínez Ojeda & María Luisa Rodríguez Muñoz- B. Pal and M. M. Rahman-UCO Press, 255-272 (2019).

    Book Reviews

    • Review of Dalit Lekhika: Women’s Writings from Bengal, edited by Kalyani Thakur Charal and Sayantan Dasgupta- B. Pal. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 58(3), 426-426 (2020).
    • Review of Dalit Poems, Songs and Dialogues from Bengal in English Translations, edited by Asit Biswas and Shubh Brat Sarkar- B. Pal. Contemporary Voice of Dalit, 15 (1), 134-136 (2023).
    • Review of Interrogating My Chandal Life: An Autobiography of a Dalit by Manoranjan Byapari, translated by Sipra Mukherjee- B. Pal. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 10(2), 265-269 (2018).
    • Review of Not in My Name: Selected Poems. (1978-2017)- B. Pal. SETU: Bilingual Journal published from Pittsburgh, USA, 2 (9), (n. p.) (2018)

    Forthcoming Publications

    • Delving into a Translator's Journey of Translating Marginalised Voices of Bengal: An Insightful Discussion with V. Ramaswamy-B. Pal and M.M. Rahman. Meta, 68 (2), (2024). DOI:
    • "Decoding the Encoded Structures of the Society: Gender Roles and the Collective Unconscious in Tara and Dance Like a Man by Mahesh Dattani." Indigenizing Indian English Drama: Theatricality, Language and Culture in Mahesh Dattani's Plays, edited by Nilanjana Chatterjee and Nibedita Mukherjee- P. Bhattacharjee and B. Pal, Bloomsbury, (Forthcoming)
    • "Lament Graphically Drawn: Dynamism of Indian Comics." Sensitizing Child Abuse Inside the House, edited by Kamayani Kumar- P. Tripathi, P. Bhattacharjee and B. Pal. (Forthcoming)

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