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Conference Papers:


"Queering the Self(ie): Mapping the Journey of Digital Selfhood in India on Social Networking Site” in a panel titled "Creator Cultures: Life, Labor and Leisure in Digital India" at the annual conference on South Asia organized by the Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 20th October, 2022.


“From Disco Flamboyance to Labouring Bodies of Dancer-Entertainer Heroes: The Politics of Cinematic and Performative Masculinities in Bengali Film Dance (1980s-1990s)” in the conference panel “Politics of the Body and Performance: Locating New Gender Discourses in Indian Cinema” organized by The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Chicago, 3rd April, 2022.   

“Transgressing Boundaries, Transforming Cultures: A Note on the Bedeni films of West Bengal” in the conference panel “Intimations of the Vernacular: Reframing Regional Indian Cinema” organized by The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), University of Oklahoma, March, 2021.  

"Marriage Videographers as the New Age Media Professionals: Locating Labour, Economies and Mediatization in Wedding Shoots from Eastern India” in the conference “The New Work Order” organized by School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore, 13-14 December, 2019. 


“Words as Visuals, Lettering as Decoration: Bengali Little Magazine Covers” presented in an international symposium “Focal Point 2018: Writing and Design in Twentieth Century Journals” organized by Sharjah Art Foundation and Asia Art Archive held in Sharjah on 8th to 10thNovember, 2018.

“Designing Prints, Documenting Cultures: Re-viewing Bengali Little Magazine Covers in Post-Independence West Bengal” presented in an international symposium “It Begins with a story: Artists, Writers and Periodicals in Asia” organized by University of Hong Kong and Asia Art Archive on 11th to 14thJanuary, 2018.

“Mapping the ‘Visual Turn’ in Popular Music Culture in West Bengal: A Note on Bengali Music Videos in Contemporary Times” presented at a conference on “Visual South Asia: Anthropological Explorations of Media and Culture” organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi, India, May, 2017.

“Constructing the Popular through an Industrial Discourse: Post Liberalization Bengali Cinema through Tollywood” (a joint paper with Anugyan Nag) presented at a conference on “Imagining the Indian Popular: Globalization and its discontents”, organized by the English Department of Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening), 2016.

“Transgressing Boundaries, Transforming Cultures: the Constructs of Gender, Sexuality and Region in the Bedeni films of West Bengal” presented at conference on “Gender and Sexuality: Discourses, Dialogues and Praxis in Contemporary South Asia” organized by the Sociology Department of South Asian University, New Delhi, 2015.

“Structuring an Idea(l) of Art: A Note on the Art Writing in the Periodicals of Calcutta from the 1960s to the 1980” presented at a colloquium on “The Art of Dissemination: Writing Culture” organized by the Asia Art Archive and Centre for Studies in Social Science, Calcutta at Centre for Studies in Social Science, 2015.


 Invited Talks:

“Tollywood After Resurgence: Industrial Work and Labour, New Media Ecologies and Alternative Productions” organized by Jindal School of Journalism and Communication, O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, 5th April, 2022.

“Watching Agantuk (Satyajit Ray, 1991): Contemporary Perspectives” as part of Rendezvous series (Cinema Classics) organized by SPIC MACAY, Delhi, 25th March, 2022.

“Beyond the Crisis Narrative: The Journey from Tollygunge to Tollywood” organized by the Department of Cinema Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 25th February, 2022.  


"Tollygunge to Tollywood: Bengali Film Industry Reimagined" (book talk) organized by the Department  of Sociology, South Asian University, 22nd September, 2021.


“Making of the Film Actress on the Pages of the Periodicals: Cinema, Gender and Print Culture in Early Twentieth Century Bengal” organized by Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre, CSSSC Kolkata, 21st June, 2021.

“Shatobarshe Satyajit Ray” organized by the Department of Bengali, Gobinda Prasad Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University, 15th May, 2021. 

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