Publications

BOOKS

Academic:

  • 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.
  • The Charyapadas in Translation (to be published from  the Bangla Academy, Bangladesh).
  • Wounded Memories in Translation: the Written World of the War Heroines of the Liberation War of Bangladesh (under contract with the Brill Publishers).

 In Progress:

  • From the Seams of Veils: Translation of Stories written by Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal.
  • Translation of Begum Sufia Kamal’s 1971: A Diary (Forthcoming;  the Bangla Academy, Bangladesh).

CREATIVE WRITING:

In Progress:

  •   Aches and Auras (collection of stories).
  • Chandra’s Rivers (a novel).

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:// http://www.asiatic.iium.edu.
  • “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.

 

 INVITED LECTURES:

  • “Rape as a Weapon of War: Moral Injury, Women, and the Aftermath of war.” Keynote speech at the 4th National Veterans Conference, Virginia Tech, March, 2018. https://www.veteransinsociety.org/vis2018-invited-speakers-keynoters.
  • “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.

Most Recent  academic conferences: 

  • Nation, Narration, Identity, and Lived Experience: a Diasporic Journey: a paper presented at the Gloria Anzaldua Conference, at the University of Paris in May,  2019.
  • Nation, Gender, Text, and the Notion of Translation: A Translator’s Take on Translation as Textual Transaction: a paper presented at the MLA Convention, January, 2019.
  • Gender, Globalization, and the Totalizing Impact of Modernity: a paper presented as an invited guest at the Seminole State College, Orlando, Florida, November 2018.
  • Wild Tongues: Translating Personal Borders. A Feminist-Creative performance presentation, at the English Department Graduate Symposium, April 5, 2019.

This list is getting awkwardly long; so I am stopping here. =]