|Title||Associate Professor, Department of Bengali, Faculty of Arts, Rabindra Bharati University|
|Phone||9903094646; (033) 25|
|Office||Department of Bengali, Rabindra Bharati University, 56A, B. T. Road, Kolkata -700050.|
Dr. Bikaskanti Middya teaches Folk literature and folklore, Contemporary Bengali novels and short stories, Tagore Literature and history of Bengali literature. He obtained his Ph D from Rabindra Bharati University, his thesis entitled 'Dakshin Chobbis - Parganar Sthannam: Samaj-Itihaser Prekshite' (Toponymy of the South 24pgs-its socio-historical perspective). Which was published in 2010 under the title - 'Dakshin Chobbis parganar Sthannam' (Toponymy of South 24 pgs), by Paschim Bango Loksangskriti O Adibasi Sangskriti Kendra. He did his MPhil from University of Calcutta, his dissertation being on Mukundaram Chakraborty, 'Mukunda Chakrabortir Chandimangale lok Eitijhyer Proyog Boichitro (Variety in the use of folk tradition in Mukunda Chakraborty's Chandimangal). Besides, Ratnaboli Prokashon published his treatise-'Namboichitra O lokeitijhya' in 2005. The treatise seeks to explore the processes underlying the creation of proper names, pet names, names of animals and placenames. At present, Dr Middya guides doctoral researches namely, the special language used by Bengali Womenfolk; socio-familial transition as reflected in Bengali literature; Oaths and imprecations; regional dialects; differents facets of folklore, etc. A great number of his seminal essays on folk-lore; influence of folklore on modern society; quest for the origin and development of Bengali culture have been published in widely-read Bengali periodicals. His treatise on Tagore's 'Sahajpath', and his ideas of primers have earned him critical acclamations in the academia. A collection of his essays and 'Sisubikashe Sahajpath' (collection of essays on Tagore's Sahajpath) are in the press.
He has been attached to University of Calcutta in the capacity of guest faculty for the last nine years. He taught in Alia University also in the same capacity. At present he is on the PG Board and Research Committee of the Folklore Department of Kalyani University. He addresses seminar in different colleges and Universities frequently and features in UGC Refreshers' Courses as a Resource Person.
As to his creative talents Bikaskanti Middya has made his mark as a short story writer in Bengali. He contributes regularly to reputed Bengali magazines like 'Kali o kalam' (Bangladesh); 'Parichoy'; 'Anusthup' (anthology); 'Proma'; 'Dibaratrir Kabyo'; 'Nillohit'; 'Galposarani'; 'Ganashakti'; 'Ujagar'; 'Uddalok'; 'Tehai'; 'Khoai'; 'Ichhamati-Bidyadhori'; 'Chilekotha'; 'Katowar Kalam'; 'Samakaler Jiyonkathi' et al. Saptorsi Prokashon brought out two collections of his stories - 'Badalbrittanta' (2008) and 'Kakchoritra' (2011). He has been working on his debut novel. 'Ichhamati-Bidyadhori' (Jan, 2009) and 'Samakaler Jiyonkathi' (Sundarban kathasahitya Bishes Sankhya, 2011) published review articles on his stories. He has brought his creative talent to bear upon his profession.
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