Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College


Dr. Anasuya Guha

General Information
Department English
Designation Professor in West Bengal Senior Education Service, Head and Chairperson, U.G. and P.G. Department of English
Qualification First class first in M.A. in English Literature, Calcutta University (1980)
Ph D, Jadavpur University (1997)
Specialization Shakespeare; Shakespeare translations in India; Virginia Woolf

Teaching Experience

29 years of teaching experience including 9 years of postgraduate teaching.

Colleges Served

  • Lady Brabourne College: 1986 - 2011
  • Bethune College: 2011- till date


Represented India at SAARC International Translation Workshop in 2007.Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship, U. K. in 2005.

  • Resource Person at Interactive Seminar on Translation at Oxford Book Store on 21.5.2014.
  • Presented papers at various National and International Conferences hosted by Department of English, Calcutta University, World Shakespeare Conference (in 2008 and 2010) and National Conference organized by Sahitya Akademi.
  • Chaired two sessions at the UGC sponsored State Level Seminar on "Literature in Translation" organised by the English Department of Bidhannagar Govt. College.
  • Resource Person at various National and State level Workshops and Refresher Courses.
  • Peer reviewer for a noted Journal published by an eminent Kolkata college.
  • Supervised PG dissertations, Lady Brabourne College and Bethune College.
  • External Expert for PhD, Jadavpur University.



  • Glimpses of the History of English Literature, Bookworld, 2009.

Articles published in Books

  • 'Shakespeare's Indian Incarnation: Creativity Unbound' in Only Connect, (Ed.) Jayanti Datta, publication by Sivanath Sastri College, 2012.
  • 'Shanta O Sita' in Alor Sarani Beye, (Eds.) Manisha Banerjee et. al., Bethune College publication, 2011.
  • 'Shakespeare's Sister: An Unfinished Itinerary', Breaking the Silence: Re-reading Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf and Ashapurna Devi (eds.) Sanjukta Dasgupta & Chinmoy Guha , published by Department of English, Calcutta University, 2011.

Articles published in Journals

  • 'Kachh Theke Dekha', Amritalok, 2012.
  • 'Subarnalata O Shakespearer Bon', Kali o Kalam, Volume VII: iv, 2010.
  • 'Caesar and Cleopatra', Lady Brabourne College Journal, Volume I, 2010.

Books translated

  • 'Swadeshi Samaj', translation of Rabindranath Tagore's 'Swadeshi Samaj', Dey's, 2014.
  • English translation of "Kolkatar Kachhei", A Stone's Throw from Kolkata, (Ed.) Gajendra Kumar Mitra, Sahitya Akademi, 2013.
  • Nijashwa ek Ghar: authorized English rendering of Virginia Woolf's A Room Of One's Own, 2002. Present in the Paris-Sorbonne Library.

Articles published in translated books

  • 'Sport of Lord Ram', translation of Sita Devi's "Ramlila", The Other Voice, (Eds.) Anil Acharya & Tapati Gupta, Anustup, 2013.
  • 'Buno Ghughu', English translation of an Achik Short Story, Bharat Jora Kathan Katha, ed. Ram Kumar Mukhopadhyay , Sahitya Akademi, 2011.
  • 'The Meaning and Method of History', English translation of D.P. Mukherjea's essay, Redefining Humanism (Ed.) Srobona Munshi, Tulika Books, 2009.

Books edited

  • Anubade Rabindranath, Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored Seminar.
  • Selected Works of Sita Devi, 2009.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member, Governing Body of Bethune College
  • Government's representative to P.S.C.