Professor Ranjana Banerjee works at the Centre of Russian Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, N.Delhi, India.
She received a Masters degree in Russian Philology from Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, in 1987. Thereafter, she obtained a Ph.D from the Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 1990. Her research work explored the analogous traits that could be traced in the socio-cultural environment of Russia and Bengal at the crossroad of the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special emphasis on the works of Leo Tolstoy and Saratchandra Chattopadhyay.
Her fields of interests are Russian Language, Russian Literature, Comparative Literature and Culture Studies. Presently, she is working on a project entitled ‘India – Russia: Cultural Linkages through Language and Literature’. Whilst most of her work in Comparative Studies is related to Russian and Indian- specifically Bengali- Literature; English Literature too has became a part of her studies due to its sizable impact on both Russian and Bengali Literature
‘Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov: A Dialogue of Culture’: Paper presented at the Mansfield Conference organized jointly by British Residents Association and the English Department of the University of Geneva, together with the Katherine Mansfield Society.
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. 22nd – 23rd September, 2012.
‘Mapping King Lear in Russian Space’: Paper presented at the British Shakespeare Association Conference, “Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives”, held at the University of Hull, UK, 8th -11th September, 2016.