I am Pratiti. I am currently a Master's student 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 am also a student in Graduate Certificates in New Media and Urban Humanities.
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.
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