It is far better to live your own destiny, duties, and nature
imperfectly than to live an imitation of someone else’s with
perfection. Even death in your own nature is better
imitation of others is fraught with danger.

Priyanka Tripathi

Associate Professor of English
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Patna

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Priyanka Tripathi is an Associate Professor of English, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna. Her PhD from IIT Kharagpur was titled “Sexual is Political: Gender, Body and Language in Indian Women’s Short Fiction in English”. Before joining IIT Patna, she taught for about two years at National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur. She is Book Reviews Editor for Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. She works in the area of Gender Studies, Postcolonial Literature, Graphic Novels, South Asian Fiction, Literary Cartography and Spatiality Studies.

Grants and Fellowships

  • Shastri Conference & Lecture Series Grant (SCLSG) to organize an International Conference titled, " Cartographies of Gender based Violence: Literary Reflections from South Asia and beyond". (2021-2022) 12th -13th March 2022.
  • JIWS (Journal of International Women’s Studies) Fellowship (2021-22) for proposal entitled, "Re-storying Widowhood: The (In) Visible Lives of the Bastuhara Nari of Varanasi"
  • UNC-Chapel Hill ‘Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)’ grant with Pamela Lothspeich, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies for UNC Course: ASIA 721-Transnational Feminisms of the Middle East and South Asia, Fall 2021.
  • Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) conference grant for organizing two day International Conference titled, “Decolonising the Panel, Deconstructing the Gutter" focusing on the Postcolonial Studies in Comics and Graphic Narratives from South Asia from 25th – 26th September 2021.

Courses Taught and Teaching

  • HS 101: Language through Literature
  • HS103: Communicative English for Engineers
  • HS 102: A Course on Communication Skills
  • HS514: Technical Communication
  • HS311: Diasporic Literature
  • HS312: Gender and Women’s Studies: An Introduction
  • HS711: Representation of Gender in Literature
  • HS713: Literary Representation of the Postcolonial Nation
  • HS715: Modern Short Fiction in English
  • HS717: Post-Independence Censorship in India: Laws and Literature
  • HS001 Preparatory English
  • HS002 Preparatory English

Research Group

Dr. Sujata Jha

(Indian Council Social Science Research, Govt of India, Post-Doctoral Fellowship)

“Analysis of the Impact of online Teaching during Covid-19 on Students of Government Colleges in Patna”. (2022-2024)
Recent Information
  • Edinburgh fellowship information
  • Biswas, S. K., & Tripathi, P. (2022). The Gendered War: Evaluating Feminist Ethnographic Narratives of the 1971 War of Bangladesh. New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK).
  • Kashyap, Soumya, and Tripathi, P. (2022) “We’re just business. We’re not people”: Revisiting Surrogacy through Amulya Malladi’s, A House for Happy Mothers” Journal of Gender Studies. . (Taylor & Francis, SCOPUS listed)
  • Bhattacharjee, Partha, and Tripathi, P. (2022). Spit bubbles, speech bubbles, and COVID-19: Creating comics in the age of post-infection India. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 2022. . (Taylor & Francis, Scopus listed)
  • Dey, Debashrita and Tripathi, P. (2021). Reconceptualising the (In) Visible Aging Self of Women in Select Bengali Films. South Asian Popular Culture. 10.1080/14746689.2021.1965312. (Taylor & Francis, Scopus listed)
  • Das, C and Tripathi, P. (2021). Through the lens of Gender: Makeover of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Labour Migration and Covid-19 Pandemic. Indian Journal of Public Administration (SAGE publications) DOI: 10.1177/00195561211035377
  • Bhattacharjee, Partha, and Priyanka Tripathi. (2021). Performance beyond the Panel: (S)exploitation and Trafficking in Ram Devineni’s Priya and the Lost Girls. Journal of Gender Studies. (Taylor & Francis, Scopus listed)
  • Das, C and Tripathi, P. (2021). Poetics and Politics of Literary Cartography: Secular Allahabad in Neelum Saran Gour’s Invisible Ink and Requiem in Raga Janki. GeoHumanities. (Taylor & Francis)

Conference, Workshops & Invited Lectures

International Seminars

  • Dey, Debashrita and Priyanka Tripathi. “Desire and Delirium: Contextualizing the Dis (Abled) Women in Select Indian films” in Contemporary Womxn’s Writing and the Medical Humanities International Online Conference held by The Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, London , 29th - 31st July 2021.
  • Bhattacharjee, Partha, and Priyanka Tripathi. “Comics and COVID-19: Bridging the Social/Physical Distancing through Superhero in the Post-Infection India” Joint Conference of the International Graphic Novel & Comics and the International Bande Dessinée Society, University of Cambridge, 21st - 25th June 2021.
  • Dey, Debashrita and Priyanka Tripathi. "Reconstructing Widowhood: Collective Identity and Female Agency in Select Indian Literary Narratives" in the Postcolonial Studies Centre Conference: Patterns of Struggle and Solidarity organized by Nottingham Trent University, 17th – 19th June 2021.
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National Seminars

  • Tripathi, Priyanka “Gender Politics, Menstruating Women and Utopian form of Cultural Resistance: Sucharita Dutta Asane’s “Cast Out”’ IACLALS Annual Conference on ‘Utopias and Dystopias in Our Times’ being held in collaboration with Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi from 17th - 20th March, 2021.
  • Das, Chhandita and Priyanka Tripathi “Beyond Geographical Contours: Allahabad in Neelum Saran Gour's Invisible Ink” IACLALS Annual Conference co-hosted by the Department of English, Jadavpur University from 5th - 7th February, 2020.
  • Yashraj, Vinayak, and Priyanka Tripathi. “Breaking the Stereotypes by Constructing Real Femininity through Dressing-up: Representing Goans, a comparative reading through select Indian Films”. “Region/Nation/Trans-Nation: Literature Cinema” Interface Conference organized by Birla Institute of Technology Pilani Goa, 31st January - 2nd February, 2019.
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