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Direct PhD

Dr. Satish Kumar Manjhi (PhD 2013-16)
WORK EXPERIENCE: State Nodal Officer in National Health Mission, Punjab for 8 Months and clinical experience for 5 years
INTEREST AREA: Reproductive Health

Prerna Sanga PhD (2013-16)
M.A. Development Studies, TISS
WORK EXPERIENCE: Research Professional at GfK Mode Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai (August 2010 - present); Internships (1) Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi (JRD Tata Chair), July 2010 (2) nstitute for Human Development (IHD), Delhi, April – May 2009
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Regional Disparities and Uneven Development across India

Shubhashansha Bakshi
MA Economics, Ranchi University
WORK EXPERIENCE: Senior Consultant, Ernst and Young LLP, Mumbai(August 2013-present), Research Assosicate, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Banaglore(2009-13), Research Associate, CEPPF, ADRI, Bihar(2008-09)
INTEREST TOPIC: Fiscal Federalism, Public Finance Management

Sudeshna Banerjee
MA in English Literature, Calcutta University, 1994
WORK EXPERIENCE: JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP FOR THEATRE, Department of Culture, Government of India, 2002–2004.
Project involved a close comparative study of the acting aesthetics of Marathi theatre and Bengali theatre from their inception in the nineteenth century to the contemporary times, with special focus on the socio-aesthetic role of the woman actor.
Extensive fieldwork and interviews with more than 30 actors, directors, backstage artistes, playwrights and directors in Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata.
Project involved detailed documentation, transcription and translation of archival interviews in Hindi and Bengali; transcription of interviews in English with theatre practitioners; conducting fresh interviews; updating the archival database on the (i) Bombay Central Squad of the Indian People’s Theatre Association; (ii) the Sangeetnatak tradition in Marathi theatre; and (iii) contemporary trends in Marathi theatre.
Coordinator, research faculty, and respondent for two colloquiums on ‘Plays in a National Perspective’, involving playwrights and directors from all over India—an intensive study of post-Independence plays which have been performed in more than two Indian languages. 50 plays were covered and a complete theatrographic documentation made of each of the productions identified.
- Assistant Editor (Eastern Region), Macmillan India Limited, Kolkata (1997-99)
Editor, Seagull Books (1999-2005)
Visiting Faculty, Ninasam Samskriti Shivira, the Annual Culture Course conducted by Dr U R Ananthamurthy at NINASAM, Heggodu, since 200
Visiting Faculty, Department of Direction, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata (2 semesters, 2003–2004)
Visiting Faculty, Editing and Publishing Course organized by the School for Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, since 2005
Visiting Faculty, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, St. Xavier’s College Kolkata, since 2008-2010
Associate Editor, Pratikshan, Kolkata, 2008-2013
DISSERTATION TOPIC: A critical study of Rabindranath Tagore’s vision of culture and education located in a matrix of a comprehensive regional development
PUBLICATION: • Transforming the Novella Narrative in Death in Venice, illustrated lecture at ‘Texts and their Afterlives’, UGC Refresher Course, Department of English, Jadavpur University, November 2011.
• Hitchcock-Truffaut-Herrmann: The Music Connection, illustrated talk with film excerpts at a workshop organized by American Center and the French Consulate, August 2010.
• Between Violence and Democracy: Bengali Theatre 1965-75, paper presented at the National Seminar on ‘Cultural Representations as Historical Processes,’ organized by the Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, March 2010. Quoted in ‘Dossier: History, Memory, Event: A Working Archive,’ Theatre Research International, vol. 37, no. 2, p. 172-173. [ IP address: Downloaded 4 May 2012]
• Violence as Theatre: Bengali Theatre in the Sixties and Seventies Kolkata, paper presented at a seminar on Theatre and Violence organized by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, at Udupi, December 2008. [Publication forthcoming in Theatre India, journal of the National School of Drama, New Delhi.]
• Interpreting Shakespeare: Kozintsev and Kurosawa, an illustrated talk with film excerpts at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, April 2005.
• Mapping Death in Venice: Mann-Mahler-Visconti, American Center, Kolkata, August 2003, as part of a week-long symposium on film adaptations of fiction classics.
• Adapting Shakespeare on film: Brook, Kurosawa and Kozintsev, Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata, July 2003.
• Grigori Kozintsev and Shostakovich: Making Music for King Lear, Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, June 2003.
• Adapting Shakespeare on Film: Sir Laurence Olivier’s Richard III, Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata, May 2003.
• The Virtuoso as Pioneer: Bernard Hermann and Citizen Kane, Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, March 2003.
• West Side Story and Leonard Bernstein: adaptation from stage to screen at American Center, Kolkata, September 2002.
• Music in Spellbound: the Hitchcock–Rózsa connection, Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata, August 2002.
• The Role of the Composer and Use of Music in Cinema: three presentations at the Film Appreciation Course organized by Celluloid Chapter, Jamshedpur, in association with the Federation of Film Societies of India, at Jamshedpur, July 2002.
• Critiquing Culture in Nineteenth Century Kolkata (illustrated talk with slides and recorded music excerpts) at the Seminar on Interculturalism, organized by the Departments of Sociology, English and the Centre for Performing Arts, University of Pune, March 2000.
• Poems and Theatre Songs of Bertolt Brecht: Problems of Adaptation and Translation in Bengali at the International Brecht Seminar organized by National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai and Max Mueller Bhavan-Goethe Institute, Mumbai, February 1997.

K. Smrithilal (PhD 2012-15)
MPhil Economics, Central University of Kerala
WORK EXPERIENCE: Research Assistant at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. (Oct, 2009 to Sept 2010)
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Rural Development and Liveihood, Decentralisation, Environmental Economics
PUBLICATION: Presented a paper titled 'Partcipatory Forest Management and Dcentralisation: A Case Study in Kannur District' in an International Conference held at Kovalam, Trivandrum on 19/01/2014

Amruta Nandini Prakash
M.A. Development Studies, University of East Anglia, U.K
WORK EXPERIENCE: Program Manager & Instructional Designer at School of Social Work , TISS ; Consortium Executive Officer for Global Consortium for International Family Studies (GCIFS) (2013-Present) ; Consultant - Deputy Director's Office, TISS (2011-2013), Research Officer-Lend A Hand India (LAHI) and Independent Development Consultant with Janvikas Pratishthan, Lila Poonawalla Foundation(2008-2011);Research Assistant at Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA) 2006-2007
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Persistent Global Hunger and Malnourishment in a Globalising Era : Experiences of Ghana and India