Sukanta Chaudhuri is Professor Emeritus at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He was educated at Presidency College, Kolkata and the University of Oxford. He taught at Presidency College from January 1973 to December 1991 and at Jadavpur University thereafter till his retirement in June 2010. He is the author of several books including Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man (Oxford, 1981) and The Metaphysics of Text (Cambridge, 2010). Sukanta has worked on the links and parallels between the European and the Bengal Renaissances, and the possibility of a common model of a ‘Renaissance’. He has translated Rabindranath Tagore and Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and other Bengali writers, and co-founded the School of Cultural Texts and Records, which does digital archiving, database creation and computational analysis of texts. He was chief coordinator of Bichitra, the online variorum of the works of Rabindranath Tagore, and has translated widely from Bengali to English. Sukanta’s chief fields of study are the English and European Renaissance, translation, textual studies and digital humanities.
Prasanta Chakravarty is Associate Professor of English at the University of Delhi and the editor of the web-journal humanitiesunderground.org. His most recent work is The Opulence of Existence: Essays on Aesthetics and Politics (Three Essays Collective, 2016)—a set of essays on literary forms and our political predicament. His work on early modern radical heretic culture is published as Like Parchment in the Fire: Literature and Radicalism in the English Civil War (Routledge, 2006). He has also edited a volume on contemporary writings on humanities titled Shrapnel Minima, Writings from HumanitiesUnderground (Seagull India and University of Chicago Press, 2014). His forthcoming work Time, Doubt and Wonder in the Humanities: Between the Tick and the Tock (Bloomsbury) is slotted to appear later this year. He nurtures a particular interest in poetry and poetics and enjoys translating significant contemporary literary writings into English.
N. A. Jacob
N. A. Jacob teaches English at Ramjas College, University of Delhi. His doctoral thesis at Rutgers University was titled Looking Through Words: Histories of the Visual Image in Nineteenth-Century Literature. His interests include philosophy, literary theory, aesthetics and photography studies.