• Nawab Faizunnesa’s Rupjalal (Translation and Commentary). Leiden: E. J. Brill Publishers, 2009.
  • A War Heroine, I Speak (Translation of Neelima Ibrahim’s reportage on the rape victims of the liberation war of Bangladesh). Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2017.

 In Progress:

  • From the Seams of Veils: Translation of Stories written by Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal.
  • Wounded Memories: the Written World of the War Heroines (under contract with the Brill Publishers).


In Progress:

  •   Aches and Auras (collection of stories).
  • A novel (yet to be named)

Selected Academic Articles:

  • “Women as Writers: Bengal: 19th to early 20th Century.” Brill Online Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Culture. Ed. Suad Joseph. 2017.
  • Religion, Diaspora, and the Politics of a Homing Desire in the writings of Zia Haider Rahman, Tahmima Anam, and Monica Ali.” South Asian Diaspora, Special Issue. Eds. Mandal and Jain. Asiatic, 2017. http://
  • “Sultana’s Utopian Awakening: An Ecocritical Reading of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Sultana’s Dream,” in A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Eds. Quayum and Hasan. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2017.
  • “Three Kinds of History, Three Women’s Texts, and the Futility of Diasporic Desire in Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters and The Tree Bride. Bharati Mukherjee: Critical Perspectives. Ed. Somdatta Mandal. New Delhi: Pencraft International. 2012.




  • “Nope, Definitely not Yours to Claim! The Muslim Female Body and the Narrative of Defiance in Bengali Women’s Writing.” At Brooklyn College Women and Gender Studies Program, November 17, 2016