Pratiti Ketoki


I am Pratiti, a current first-year Doctoral Student in the Department of English, at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.  My primary track is Literature and Cultural Theory, but I am also interested in Media, Culture and Women and Gender Studies. I recently graduated with an MA in Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley with an emphasis on South Asia. My interests lie in new media, modern and contemporary Bengali literature, and English and Hindi literature related to modern and contemporary Bengal. I also study comics in Bengal and particularly the impact of the French comic series, Tintin, in Calcutta. My other interests lie in science and technology studies and urban humanities. I also have Graduate Certificates in New Media and Urban Humanities from the University of California, Berkeley.

I have completed Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research (DipASR) with an Advanced Major in History and minor in Performing Arts at Ashoka University, India. I completed my undergraduate studies at Ashoka University in 2020 with a major in History and a minor in Creative Writing

I was part of the translation program in the Creative Writing Department at Ashoka University. I translate works from Bangla to English. I am also interested in studying how languages function in social, political, and historical contexts. My first translation, Exiled From Ayodhya (a translation of Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay's Ramayaner Sei Bonobasher Pothe has been published by Bee Books as Exiled From Ayodhya: A journey in search of Ramayana.

My languages are English, Bengali, and Hindi. I have studied elementary French and German.

This photograph is taken by Ipsa Samaddar