Barnita Bagchi

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Barnita Bagchi (born 1973) is a Bengali speaking Indian feminist and academic. She is a faculty member in literary studies at Utrecht University, and was previously at the Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata at the University of Calcutta. She was educated at Jadavpur University, in Kolkata, St Hilda's College, Oxford, and at the Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

She is a feminist historian and sociologist of girls' and women's education in colonial Bengal. She is also well-known also as translator and scholar of Bengali and South Asian feminist Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Bagchi's academic work is at the interface of gender, education, and human developmsity, and was previously at the Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata at the University of Calcutta.

She is the daughter of economist Amiya Kumar Bagchi and feminist critic and activist Jasodhara Bagchi.

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  • Pliable Pupils and Sufficient Self-Directors: Narratives of Female Education by Five British Women Writers, 1778-1814 ISBN 81-85229-83-X (2004)
  • Webs of History: Information, Communication, and Technology from Early to Post-Colonial India ISBN 81-7074-265-X (Co-ed., with Amiya Kumar Bagchi and Dipankar Sinha, 2005)
  • Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag: Two Feminist Utopias, by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, part-translated and introduced by Barnita Bagchi ISBN 0-14-400003-2(2005)
  • 'In Tarini Bhavan: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossains Padmarag und der Reichtum des südasiatischen Feminismus in der Förderung nicht konfessionsgebundener, den Geschlechtern gerecht werdender menschlicher Entwicklung', in Wie schamlos doch die Mädchen geworden sind! Bildnis von Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain ISBN 3-88939-835-9 ed. G.A. Zakaria (Berlin: IKO—Verlag fur Interkulturelle Kommunikation, 2006)

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