Rath, Arnapurna; Chatterjee, Chandrani and Ganapathy, Saroja, ed., Critical essays on literature, language, and aesthetics: a volume in honour of Milind Malshe, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019, ISBN: 9781527520257. URL:

Rath, Arnapurna and  Das, Bhaskarjyoti, Devi: a  journey through  photo-poetry. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2014, ISBN: 9788172738372

RathArnapurna Knots of the Narrative: Bakhtinian Chronotopes in the Fiction of Amitav Ghosh, Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany, Dec 2010

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers/Book Chapters/ Book Reviews

Rath, Arnapurna, “Land, language, and the journey: sea of poppies as an epic novel”, in Critical essays on literature, language, and aesthetics: a volume in honour of Milind Malshe, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 112-130, Jan. 2019, ISBN: 9781527520257.

George, Annie Rachel & Arnapurna Rath. « Ângela Barreto Xavier and Ines G. Županov,Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge », South Asia MultidisciplinaryAcademic Journal [SAMAJ], Book Reviews, 13 June 2017. URL :

Mukherjee, Payel C. & Arnapurna Rath. Children of the Midnight in the Maximum City: Cosmopolitan Polyphony in the Bombay of Salman Rushdie and Suketu Mehta. South AsianReview 2014 Special Issue on Salman Rushdie, Volume 35, No. 1, 2014. (Ed. P.S.Chauhan)187-207. (Printed in 2017)

George, Annie Rachel & Arnapurna Rath. “Translation, transformation and genre in the Kristapurana“. Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies.3(3): 2016, 280-293.

George, Annie Rachel and Rath, Arnapurna, “”Musk among Perfumes”: CreativeChristianity in Thomas Stephens’s Kristapurana”, Church History and ReligiousCulture, DOI:1163/18712428-09603003, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 304-324, 2016.

Rath, Arnapurna, “The Aesthetic Cosmopolitans: Walter Pater, Rabindranath Tagore, and the Quest for Beauty”, JSL : Journal of the School of Language, Literature, and CultureStudies, 19, pp. 101-118, 2016.

Mukherjee, Payel C. and Arnapurna Rath.““Practicing” Cosmopolitanism in Knowledge Spaces, Cityscapes, and Marketplaces “, SAGE Journal of Human Values,October 2015, 21 (2) 87-98.

Rath, Arnapurna, “Knowledge and transformation in the chronotopes of Love and Death: aBakhtinian approach to Pratibha Ray’s Yajnaseni”, LITTCRIT, 41, no. 79, pp.14-26, Jun. 2015.

Mukherjee, Payel C.; Tharakan, Koshy and Arnapurna Rath,. The agora, the dog, the sage, and the friend: tracing cosmopolitan ancestries in the Hellenistic regimes”, Anekaant: AJournal of Polysemic Thought, vol. 3, pp. 71-80, 2015.

Mukherjee, Payel C. and Arnapurna Rath.“Desire and the Déclassé: Body and Religion inOur Lady of Alice Bhatti“. eDhvani: University of Hydredabad Journal of Comparative Literature, Issue VI, pp.22-38, January 2015.

Rath, Arnapurna,“Book Review:Rotations of Unending Time: Selected Poems of SitakantMahapatra,Journal of Ecocriticism, 6, no. 2, pp. 14-21, Jul. 2014.

Mukherjee, Payel C. and Arnapurna Rath.“Reading the South Asian Woman [Review of the book: The Woman Who Flewby By Nasreen Jahan]”, The Book Review, 38, no. 8, pp. 376, Aug. 2014.

Mody, Naman and Arnapurna Rath “Author-Activism: Philosophy of Dissent in the Writings of Arundhati Roy,” in Asiatic IIUM, Volume 7, No. 1,June 2013. <>

Rath, Arnapurna,“Book reviews:The Poet and His World: Critical Essays onRabindranath Tagore edited by Mohammad A. Quayum.”Transnational Literature, Gillian Dooley (Ed.) V 4, No. 2, May 2012.

Rath, Arnapurna and Milind Malshe,“Chronotopes of “Places” and “Non-Places”:Ecopoetics of The Hungry Tide”, Asiatic IIUM Online Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, December 2010

Rath,Arnapurna and Milind Malshe.“Intricate Tapestry: Space-Time Dialogues inTheShadow Lines”.Critical Enquiry, India, April-June 2009


Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Rath, Arnapurna and Milind Malshe. “Chronotopes in The Chromosome: a Chronotopic Analysis of The Calcutta ChromosomeDialogues with Bakhtinian Theory: Proceedings ofthe Thirteenth International Mikhaïl Bakhtin Conference. (Eds. Polyuha, Mykola, CliveThomson, and Anthony Wall) London: Mestengo Press, 2012.


Peer-reviewed Book Chapter

Mukherjee, Payel C., Rath, Arnapurna and Tharakan, Koshy, “Between Aspiration and Imagination: Exploring Native-cosmopolitanism in Adib Khan’s Spiral Roadand Mohammad Hanif’s Our Lady of Alice Bhatti“, in Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: CityMargins in South Asian Literature, New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 131-149, ISBN:9781138677234.


Book Introduction

Rath,Arnapurna . “Introduction” to Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy). Series Editor: Pramod K. Nayar. A WINK Signature Special, ISBN 978-81-264-3231-8. Bengaluru:DC Books and EC Media, 2011.


Papers Presented at International Conferences/Seminars

Rath, Arnapurna“Digital humanities in pedagogy and practice”, in theDigital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI) Conference, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, IN, Jun. 1-2, 2018. 

Rath, Arnapurna, “It is no use shaking our fists at the stars: Critical reading of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s thoughts on Educational Reforms”,in the International seminar on Philosophy and Literature Meeting: The West(s) and the East(s),Goa University; Institute of Philosophy, University of Porto; Instituto Camões, Goa, IN, Mar. 19-20, 2018.

Royson, Annie Racheland Rath, Arnapurna, “Sacredness, translatability, and genre in the Kristapurana”, in the International Conference on Translation Studies: New Directions, Department of English, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, IN, Jan. 23-25, 2018.

Bhandari,Saumya & Rath, Arnapurna. “Bahucharaji and Narratives of BodilyTransformation”. Trans (gendered) Lives: Praxis of Silence and Exclusion. UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar. Sri Guru Nanank Dev Khalsa College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 7-8 February, 2017.

Rachel, Annie Sam George and Rath, Arnapurna, “Translating the sacred: ‘Vaicunttha’ and the heaven of glory and blessedness”, in the DoHSS Academic Conference 2016 on Grappling with the Sacred, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, IN, Jan. 21-24, 2016.

Rachel, Annie Sam George and Rath, Arnapurna. “Kristapuranaand Travels of the Bible into Seventeenth Century India.” 8thBiennial Bible Translation Conference, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas, October 2015.

Rath, Arnapurna and Rath, Sura P., “Colonial politics and subversive domesticity in thefiction of flora annie steel, Frank Penny, and Alice Perrin”, in the 69th Annual RockyMountain MLA Convention, Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US, Oct.8-10, 2015.

Rath, Arnapurna and Sura P. Rath “The Dark Spaces of British Raj in India: The‘Memsahib’ Wife and the ‘Other Woman,’ Between the Bungalow and the Brothel”, XVII International Conference, Re-Imagining Theory: Towards New Horizons in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Goa, India, 21st-24thDecember 2014.

Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, “Home: The dilemma of belongingness in Taslima Nasrin’s Lajja and Mohsin Hamid’s the reluctant fundamentalist”, in 20th Annual2014 Association for Asian Studies Conference, Philadelphia, US, Mar. 27-30, 2014.

Mukherjee, Payel C. and Rath, Arnapurna, “Emergence of the Cosmopolitan-National in Midnight’s Children and Maximum City”, in 14th Annual South Asian Literary Association, Chicago, US, Jan. 8-9, 2014.

Rath, Arnapurna. “Chronotopes  of  Love and  Death  in Pratibha  Ray’s  Yajnaseni”, International Conference on Bakhtin in India, 19-21 August 2013, Central University Gujarat, Ahmedabad and Center for Contemporary Theory, IN.

Mukherjee, Payel C. and Arnapurna Rath “Dialogic Encounters in Cosmopolitan Knowledge Spaces”, 19-21 August 2013, Central University Gujarat, Ahmedabad and Center for Contemporary Theory, Gandhinagar, India.

Mukherjee, Payel C. and Arnapurna Rath. “Cloaks and Coverings: Sartorial Carnival in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byneand Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone“, International Conference on Literature to Cinema : Appropriation, Adaptation, Adulteration” 1st June to 3rd June 2013, NIT Durgapur

Rath, Arnapurna. “Imaginary Portraits: Visualizing Rabindranath Through Walter Pater’s Aesthetic Kaleidoscope” at Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Osaka, Japan (Oral presentation at Osaka Japan. 8thApril 2012

Rath, Arnapurna. “Situating time and binding space: An analysis of heterochronies and the carnival square” in International Symposium on Spaces of Alterity: Literary and Dramatic Representations, Gandhinagar, IN. (Oral presentation, 9thSeptember 2011 )

Rath, Arnapurna and Milind Malshe. “Chronotopes of Places and Non-places: Ecopoetics of The Hungry Tide”, International Conference on Imagined Horizons: Spatial Configuration of the Present, Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University.5th– 7thMarch 2009

Rath, Arnapurna and Milind Malshe. “Chronotopes in the Chromosome: AChronotopicAnalysis of Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome”, 13thInternational Bakhtin Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 28thJuly – 1stAugust 2008

Rath, Arnapurna and Milind Malshe. “Amitav Ghosh’sThe Shadow Lines: Constructing aCollage of Individual and Cultural Spaces”, 17thAnnual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, USA, February 2008

Rath, Arnapurna and Milind Malshe,“Looking Into the Eyes of the Other: a Critique ofDesivad in the Indian Context”, 10th International Conference on “Affect and Attachmenttowards Land in South Asia”, Goa, India, Dec 2007


Invited Talks

Rath, Arnapurna. “Publishing Poetry in  a  Prose-centric World”.  At  Sue and  Mayborn School of Journalism, UNT Denton, April 22nd2014 (Invited Talk)

Rath, Arnapurna. Panelist in panel discussion on Sitakant Mahapatra, Association for ThirdWorld Studies (ATWS) annual convention, IIT Madras, Chennai,December 2013

Rath Arnapurna. “WhoDefines My Space? Gender Questions in the Neo-urbanscape”. AtMuncipalika, New Delhi March 13th2013 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Rath, Arnapurna. “In Quest of the Knots: Revisiting Chronotopic Crossroads” at Physical

Research Laboratory( PRL, Ahmedabad), Ahmedabad 27thSeptember 2013 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Rath, Arnapurna. Workplace etiquette: Blending the verbal and the non-verbal, SVNITSurat, January 21, 2012


Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Rath, Arnapurna, “Fan-girl narrative of the televised saga of Sridevi’s death”, Fundamatics, May 30, 2018.

Rath, Arnapurna, “I feel, therefore I am”, Fundamatics, Oct. 26, 2017.

Arnapurna Rath, “Women can safely stroll in the streets at night”, India Today, p. 57, March 04, 2013.

Arnapurna Rath, “Catch a gold fish”,Fundamatics–IIT Bombay Alumni Magazine, Issue. 6, p. 87, April, 2013. (In-house Communications Excellence awarded issue)

Arnapurna Rath, What makes me an IITian?, IIT Bombay Alumni Day Publication, 2010,p. 22-23


Creative Publications

Rath, Arnapurna. “Goodbyes are Never Easy”. Fundamatics, IIT Bombay Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Issue, 23rd December 2018, p. 166-169. 

Rath, Arnapurna. “A Village of Chitrakaras” in Fundamatics2017, Web Edition. 13 April

Rath, Arnapurna, “Krishna” [Poem],Prosopisia: An International Journal of Poetry andCreative Writing, vol. IX, no.1, pp. 29, 2016.

Rath, Arnapurna, “Krishnaa” [Poem], Prosopisia: An International Journal of Poetry and Creative Writing, vol. IX, no.1, pp. 30, 2016.

Rath, Arnapurna. “Those Bronze Sculptures” [poem],Muse India: the literary ejournal,Issue-61, May-June 2015.

Rath, Arnapurna. “Shyama” [poem],Muse India: the literary ejournal,Issue-61, May-June

Rath, Arnapurna and Das, Bhaskarjyoti, Devi: a  journey through  photo-poetry. New

Delhi: Authorspress, 2014, ISBN: 9788172738372.

Rath, Arnapurna, “To the Postmaster”,New English Review, 2014

Rath, Arnapurna, “Into the Dust [Poem]”,New English Review, 2014.

Rath, Arnapurna (Tinker-Bee), “Let it bee”,Fundamatics, 1Q, Jul. 18, 2014.

Rath, Arnapurna (Tinker-Bee), “To the postmaster”,Fundamatics,1Q, Jul. 18, 2014.