Supriya Chaudhuri

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Supriya Chaudhuri (Bengali: সুপ্রিয়া চৌধুরী) is an Indian scholar of English literature. She is Professor Emerita at Kolkata's Jadavpur University. She was born in Delhi and grew up in Europe and India.

Supriya Chaudhuri at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2013.

She was educated at South Point High School, Presidency College, Calcutta and then University of Oxford, where she was a State Scholar from 1973 to 1975, taking a First in English. After serving a few years at Presidency as Assistant Professor of English, she returned to Oxford on an Inlaks Scholarship (1978–81) for doctoral research in Renaissance Studies. She was awarded D.Phil. in 1981. She joined the faculty of Jadavpur University after having taught at Presidency College and Calcutta University. She was in charge of the UGC funded research programme of the university's English Department. Her scholarship ranges over many fields, notably literary theory, 18th century British literature, modernism, and the Renaissance. She specializes in the history of ideas.

She was an Oxford badminton half-blue and holds a black belt in Kyokushinkai karate.


Supriya Chaudhuri has edited the following volumes:

  • (with Sukanta Chaudhuri) Writing Over: Medieval to Renaissance.
  • (with Sajni Mukherji) Literature and Gender: Essays for Jasodhara Bagchi, Orient Longman, 2002.
  • Literature and Philosophy: Essays in Connexion, Papyrus, 2006.
  • (with Sukanta Chaudhuri) Petrarch and the Renaissance.

She is a major contributor to the Oxford Tagore Translations and has translated Relationships (Jogajog).

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