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Prof. Kunal Ray
Assistant Professor - English Literature
Email: kunal.ray@flame.edu.in
PhD - Literature; M.A; B.A from Savitribai Phule Pune University

Kunal Ray teaches courses in literary & cultural studies. He studied at Fergusson College, Pune where he also taught briefly before joining FLAME. He is a leading cultural commentator and his writing regulalry appears in The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, The Indian Express amongst other publications. He recently co-edited Shabd aur Sangeet - Unravelling Song-Text in India (Three Essays Collective, May 2019). He is also the co-founder and co-editor of On Eating - A Multilingual Journal of Food & Eating (oneating.in


Edited Volume – Co-edited Shabd aur Sangeet – Unravelling Song-Text in India (Three Essays Collective, 2019)

Book Chapters

  • Begum Akhtar in Jalsaghar – Akhtari – The Life and Music of Begum Akhtar, edited by Yatindra Mishra - Harper Collins, 2021

  • Digital Devices and New Narratives of Bengali Cinema – DigiNaka – Subaltern Politics and Digital Media in Post-Capitalist India edited by Anjali Monteiro, K. P. Jayasankar, Amit S Rai – Orient Blackswan, 2020

  • Jalsaghar mein Begum Akhtar in Akhtari edited by Yatindra Mishra, Vani Prakashan, 2019 (Hindi)

  • Coming to Terms with the Self in Andre Agassi's Autobiography Open - Autobiographies, Biographies and Memoirs in English – Gnosis, 2013

Journal articles

  • Media, Gender and the Neo-Liberal Indian State – Mochish K S & Kunal Ray - Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 55, Issue No. 8, 22 Feb, 2020

  • Sudeep Sen : The Poet as an Art Seeker – South Asian Review, Routledge, May 9, 2019

  • Brining the culture of crafts to education – Art Varta, Issue 1, 2018

  • In Conversation with an atypical academic: A Dialogue with Dr. Vrinda Nabar – Langlit, Vol 2. Issue 3, Feb, 2016

  • Re-considering Borders in works of Fiction, Chandrani Chatterjee & Kunal Ray – Langlit, Vol 2 Issue 2 Nov, 2015

  • In Conversation with Kiran Nagarkar – Kunal Ray & Chandrani Chatterjee – The Literary Herald, Vol 1, Issue 3, Dec 2015

Article excerpted in under graduate book

  • The Purpose of Art - English All Around Communication Skills for Undergraduate Learners – Orient Black Swan, 2019

Papers presented at conferences

  • Reading subaltern histories through Amitav Ghosh’ fiction – 60th All India English Teachers’ Conference, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevarayara University, Bellari, Dec 18-20, 2015

  • Digital Devices & New Narratives in Bengali Cinema – DIGINAKA : Where the local meets the digital – Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Jan 6-8, 2016

  • Amitav Ghosh and the Rewriting of History – First International Conference on Archaeology, History & Culture Studies, Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan, Oct 6-7, 2016

  • Portrait of a city through its people – Unravelling 19th Century Calcutta in the fiction of Sunil Gangopadhyay - 17th MELOW International Conference, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, Mar 9-11, 2018

  • Portrait of a city through its people – Unravelling colonial & postcolonial Calcutta in the fiction of Sunil Gangopadhyay - International Convention of Asia Scholars Conference, Leiden University, Netherlands, July 16-19, 2019

  • Invited as Resource Person to Sarangdev Samaroh – Seminar on Music & Dance Research held at Mahagami Gurukul, MGM University, Aurangabad, Jan 17-20, 2020

  • Invited as Discussant on Writing Dance History Webinar organised by MGM University, Aurangabad, Nov 9, 2020