First class throughout academic career. First position in order of merit at B.A.(Hons.) and M.A. levels. NET qualified. Ph.D from Jadavpur University on theme ‘Parent-Child Relationship in Shakespeare’s Plays’. Ph. D expert for universities in India. Among significant conferences participated actively in are---International Australian Conferences at Bhubaneswar 1991 and at Calcutta 2009; International Hemingway Centenary Celebration Conference at Hyderabad 2000; International Conference on ‘Indigenous Art and Economic Development in India and Canada’ sponsored by the Canadian Government at Khajuraho, MP, organized by Sagar University, 2008.
Regular Chairperson and Resource Person at the week-long workshops held annually by the Asiatic Society on Mythology.
Visited the U.S. in 2004 on invitation to teach summer school and deliver lectures to the faculty in West Virginia University. Among the major lectures were those on Indian women writers, and Indian Miniature Art and Love Poetry.
Expert in English, Hindi and Bengali languages. Conversant in Urdu and Punjabi. Original creative works—poetry and short stories in English, translated into Marathi and Hindi. Anthology of Urdu, Hindi and English poems translated into Bengali in Tuhiner Jonye. Many multilingual translations published in magazines across India.
Among critical works is the book—Women, Many Facets, a collection of essays written over a decade on Indian, American and British literatures. The first journal of SOL, from the Centre for Latin American Studies has been published, and the second, on Mexico, awaits publication. A collection of writings on Victoria Ocampo, by scholars and Latin American aficionados, in Bengali, has been edited and published and would soon be translated in Hindi. In press are Mahasweta Devi’s Khudha, translated into Hindi and a collection of critical essays on texts and their mythological premises from all over the globe, and an edited anthology of Latin American short stories translated into Bengali.