Swati Ganguly - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Swati Ganguly is Professor of English at the Department of English, Visva-Bharati. Her interests include Rabindranath Tagore and his times, European Renaissance, feminist studies, translation and theatre. She has attended several international conferences, published in reputed international and Indian journals.

Swati received the Charles Wallace Fellowship for translation studies in 1996 at the or UEA, Norwich and the New India Foundation Fellowship ( 2011) for writing a history of the university set up by Rabindranath Tagore. This work. Titled Tagore’s University: A History of Visva-Bharati( 1921-1961) is published by Permanent Black( 2022) in
collaboration with New India Foundation and Ashoka University.

Her other publications include The Stream Within( 1947-1997) translation of Bengali women’s short stories ( Stree, 1999) two anthologies of essays on Rabindranath Tagore: Rabindranath Tagore and the Nation: Essays in Politics, Society and Culture (Punascha, 2011) and Towards Tagore( Visva-Bharati, 2014).

Swati writes fiction and essays in Bengali and is an occasional painter. Her Bengali novella Jiyankathi( The Wand of Life) is an experiment in genres and writing styles. She lives in Santiniketan with her canine companions.