FORA.tv Speaker - Swapan Chakravorty
Born in 1954 in Kolkata, Swapan Chakravorty worked on the plays of Thomas Middleton for his doctoral work at Oxford. He is author of Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton (Clarendon press, 1996), and is contributing editor of the Oxford edition of Middleton's Collected Works (2007).
Chakravorty has written two books in Bengali, and has edited volumes on book history in English (Print Areas, 2004) and Bengali. His papers and essays have appeared in journals and newspapers in the USA, England, Scotland, Malaysia, Canada and Bangladesh.
Chakravorty is Professor of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has also taught at Universiti Malaya and Calcutta University, and delivered the Strode Renaissance Lectures at the University of Alabama in 2005. He has been delegate at the Tenth SAARC Writers' Conference and the Edinburgh Book Festival.
11.01.08 | 01:33:43 min
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