Assistant Professor and Head

Dr Sayantan Thakur

Department of Literature and Languages


  • Indian Writing in English
  • Regional Literature in Translation
  • Indian Aesthetics, Philosophy & Literature



Visva Bharati
BA (Hons.)


Visva Bharati
M A English


Netaji Subhas Open University
MA Education


Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University


  • 04/08/2011 to 31/08/2015- Guest Lecturer, S.F.S. Mahavidyalaya, Khayrasole, Birbhum, West Bengal.
  • 01/09/2015 to 29/07/2017- Guest Lecturer, Kabi Joydeb Mahavidyalaya Illambazar, Birbhum,West Bengal
  • 31/07/2017 to 30/11/2021- Assistant ProfessorICFAI University, Tripura
  • 02/12/2021 to 31/10/2022- Assistant Professor, Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, Assam
  • 01/12/2022 to 17/07/2023- Assistant Professor, Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University), Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
  • Research Interest

  • In the realm of my doctoral pursuit, I embark upon an intellectual odyssey, aimed at unravelling the intricate tapestry of Vaishnava theology's influence upon the poetic landscape. This scholarly endeavour delves into the profound currents where the verses of certain poets converged, igniting a novel epoch in the realm of literary creation. This epoch, catalysed by the visionary Jayadeva, unfurled its wings across time through the eminent luminaries who bore the torch forward – Vidyapati Chandidas, Govindadas, Jnanadas, and the illustrious Rabindranath Tagore among them. As I navigate the historical continuum, my aspiration is to unveil the metamorphosis of faith, devotion, and artistry that sculpted this unique trajectory within the sphere of poetry.
  • Publications

  • Sayantan Thakur. Humane Symbol & the Socio-Religious Confluence in Lalon and His ‘Geeti’: A Voice of the Subaltern. IUP Journal of English Studies (Scopus), ISSN: 0973-3728. (Accepted)
  • Sayantan Thakur. Vaishnava Philosophy and the Poetic Aesthetics: An Analysis of Jayadeva’s Gitagovindam. Tattva Journal of Philosophy (UGC Care Listed), ISSN: 0975-332X (Print). (Accepted)
  • Sayantan Thakur.Tracing Vaishnava Strain in the Bhajans of Meera.IUP Journal of English Studies (SCOPUS, ELSEVIER), Vol. 13, No.-3, (2018) 44–50. ISSN: 0973-3728.
  • Sayantan Thakur. ‘Sabar Upore Manush Satya’-A Quest for Humanism: A Brief Analysis of the Thought and Philosophy of Sant Kabir. Daath Voyage: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in English, Vol. 3, No.-1, (2018) 247-253. ISSN: 2455-7544.
  • Sayantan Thakur. “Where is My Giridhari?”- A Quest for the Infinite: An Analysis of the Selected Bhajans of Meera. Interface: North Writer’s Forum Tripura Chaper(Peer Reviewed Journal), Vol. 1, No.-1, (2021) 74–82.
  • Sayantan Thakur. The Vaishnava Theology and the Literary Legacy in the Twentieth Century: An Analysis of Tagore’s Gitanjali and ‘Bhanusingher Padavali’. Journal of Bengali Studies, Vol. 6, No.-1, (2018) 53-84. ISSN: 2277-9426.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Efflorescence of Vaishnava Thought and Philosophy in the Poetic Works of Rabindranath Tagore. International Journal of Language Literature and Humanities, Vol. 5, No.-6, (2017) 607–621. ISSN: 2321-7065.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Trauma of Partition in Saadat Hasan Manto’s Story ‘Toba Tek Singh’.International Journal of Language Literature and Humanities, Vol. 3, No.-4, (2015) 221-227 ISSN: 2321-7065.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Walcott’s ‘A Far cry from Africa’: An Exposition of the Conflict of Culture and Identity. International Journal of Language Literature and Humanities, Vol. 3, No.-3, (2015) 726-732–. ISSN: 2321-7065.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Tagore and Anderson’s Idea of Nation: A Comparative Study. European Academic Research, Vol. 3, No.-4, (2015) 5040-5047. ISSN: 2286-4822.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Idea of Radha in Gaudiya Vaishnava Philosophy. Samkalpo, Vol. 2, No.-1, (2015) ISSN: 2347-8888.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Evolution of the Folk Song of Bengal. Journal of Bengali Studies, Vol. 4, No.-2, (2015) 21-25. ISSN: 2277-9426.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Kirtan of Bengal: An Enriched Tradition. Journal of Bengali Studies, Vol. 4, No.-1, (2015) 73-86. ISSN: 2277-9426.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Miller’s Death of a Salesman: A Criticism of a Dream Deferred Society. Indian Journal of Research, Vol. 14, No.-7, (2015) 29-30. ISSN: 2250-1991.
  • Sayantan Thakur. Nitai in Boishnob Movement and Literature. Journal of Bengali Studies, Vol. 3, No.-1, (2014) 106–112. ISSN: 2277-9426.

  • Sayantan Thakur. “Representation in Folk Song the Evolution of Twentieth Century Bengal: A Journey from ‘Ekbar Biday De Maa’ to ‘Tunir Maa’ Criticism of a Dream Deferred Society”. Thoughts on Liberal Art and Popular Culture, Ashadeep Publication, (2016) 29-30. ISBN: 978-93-81245-73-6.

  • Sayantan Thakur, Gitanjali Roy (Edited). Orality, Folk and History in the 21st Century.24by7Publishing; First Edition (11 February 2020) ISBN: 978-93-89963-00 7.

  • Attended One Week International Research Orientation Program organized by M.M. Institute of Computer Technology and Business Management (MCA), Maharishi Markandeshwar University (Deemed to be University) in association with Elsevier India and RAx Labs Inc, USA.
  • Invited as a Resource Person & Presented paper on Kirtan As Cultural Heritage in Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind), sponsored National Seminar on Cultural Heritage of Tripura Organized by the Department of English, TRIPURA UNIVERSITY, 2019.
  • Attended a Workshop on Curriculum Framework of Teacher Education organized by the ICFAI University Tripura, 2018.
  • Attended a Workshop on Training of LMS Software organized by the ICFAI University Tripura, 2018.
    Presented paper on Jayadeva’s Gitagovindam and Vaishnava Kirtan in A State Level Seminar Organized by the “Shoptodinga” Foundation, 2018.
  • Presented paper on Locating the Environmental, Dialectical and Cultural Changes in the Tune and Melody of the Bengali Folk Songs an ICSSR sponsored National Seminar Organized by Holy Cross College, Agartala, Tripura, 2018.
  • Invited as a Resource Person and presented paper on Kirtan and Its Evolution in a North Eastern Council Sponsored National Seminar Organized by the Department of English, Tripura University, 2018
  • Presented paper on Vaishnava Kirtan in A State Level Seminar Organized by the “Shoptodinga” Foundation, 2017.
  • Presented paper on Eliot’s The Waste Land: A Quest for Peace in World Peace Meet, 2015.
  • Presented paper on ‘Representation in Folk Song the Evolution of 20th Century Bengal: A Journey from ‘Ek bar bidya de maa’ to ‘Tunir Maa’ in an UGC sponsored National Seminar on Thoughts on Liberal Art and Popular Culture Organized by the Rampurhat College, Govt. of West Bengal, 2015.
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