Anuradha Bhattacharyya

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Anuradha Bhattacharyya (born 6 December 1975) is an Indian poet and writer. She writes in English language. She is Assistant Professor of English in Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh. She has written several books.[1]

Early life

Anuradha Bhattacharyya was born to Tapan Kumar Bhattacharyya and Chitra Bhattacharyya on 6 December 1975 in Calcutta, India. Soon after, her family moved to Roorkee. Her father was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Roorkee. Her mother was a housewife. She received her education from St. Anne’s Senior Secondary School, Roorkee and Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan. She joined Jadavpur University, Calcutta for a Master of Arts degree in English Literature in 1996. While at Jadavpur University, she published her first book of poems in 1998.[2] She was Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur from January, 2000 to April 2004. She worked in the interdisciplinary research area of psychoanalysis and literature.[3][4] She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in English Literature in February, 2005. She joined Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh as Assistant Professor of English in September, 2006.[5] In November, 2007 she married Atul Singh, who is a sports person. She has a daughter named Anusmita.


Anuradha Bhattacharyya has published several volumes of poetry. Her first poem was published in the school magazine in 1989. Encouraged by her English teacher at school she began to compose poems in English which she shared with her friends and teachers. While in Calcutta, she came across Writers Workshop as a publishing house and she submitted her first set of poems to P. Lal in October, 1997. It was titled Fifty Five Poems. During her Research Program at Kharagpur, she published poems in internet journals which would soon disappear. After joining her teaching position in 2006, she resumed her poetic endeavors, contacting Ananda Lal for her next volume, Knots (2012).[6] The distrust for e journals left her finally in 2013 with her first poem appearing internationally in The Camel Saloon.[7] It was called Daggers Drawn. This poem and The Cobra[8] form the basic themes of her poetry in Lofty – to fill up a cultural chasm (2015).The Lacanian Author (2015)[9] is her academic book focusing on the psycho-sexual features and intentions of a creative writer. The publication of her novel The Road Taken[10] in April, 2015 by Col Mahip Chadha who is the CEO of Creative Crows Publishers, New Delhi brought her to the forefront among Indian Authors. She has published 10 short stories over and over again in print- and e-journals.[11][12][13][14] She runs a blog called In Compassion.[15] Her poetry is scattered over a score of journals[16] and anthologies all over the world. Dr. Gurdev Chauhan[17] calls her poetry layered. "They open to more than one reading, often to an alternate voice." [18][19] Harish K. Thakur[20] calls the novel "a genuine work of art". Kuldeep Rai Wadhwa reviews the novel as "a scintillating tale of love, an insight into 'prohibited love' that refuses to admit guilt." [21]


  1. The Road Taken (novel) (New Delhi: Creative Crows Publishers 2015 ISBN 978-93-84901-07-3)
  2. The Lacanian Author (academic work) (Chandigarh: Kafla Intercontinental 2015 ISBN 978-93-84023-05-8)
  3. Lofty – to fill up a cultural chasm (poems) (Kolkata: Writers Workshop 2015 ISBN 978-93-5045-100-7)
  4. Knots (poems) (Kolkata: Writers Workshop 2012 ISBN 978-93-5045-042-0)
  5. Fifty-Five Poems (Calcutta: Writers Workshop 1998 ISBN 81-7595-294-6)

Short Stories

  1. Bus Stand, in Kafla Intercontinental, Summer 2013, Chandigarh ISSN: 2278-1625
  2. The Cancer, in Kafla Intercontinental, Jan-April 2014, Chandigarh ISSN: 2278-1625
  3. If you marry, your father will die, in School Shiksha (print magazine) Dec 2013 & in e-magazine Indian Review.
  4. The Story of a Banana Tree, in e magazine The Bactrian Room, March 2015 & in Little Hands March 2015
  5. Classroom, in Langlit, an online journal,May 2015 ISSN: 2349-5189
  6. Death by Water, in Kafla Intercontinental, April 2015, Chandigarh ISSN: 2278-1625
  7. Hey Swamiji ! in e journal The Bactrian Room, Aug 2014
  8. Night Bus, in e journal The Bactrian Room, April 2014
  9. Big Max, in e journal The Bactrian Room, Aug 2014
  10. I love your eyes, in School Shiksha (print magazine) Dec-Jan 2013-14 & in e-magazine Indian Review.

Other Publications

  1. A Study of Surrealism and Symbolization in Terms of August Strindberg (2014: The Vedic Path, quarterly journal of English, Vol. LXXXVIII (No. 4), Dec 2014, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. ISSN: 0970-1443)
  2. The Finer Differences: India in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger (2014: The Commonwealth Review, Vol. XXIII, No.2, 2014, published by Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies, New Delhi. ISSN: 0974-0473)
  3. Wasted Lives: The Lowland as a Study of Guilt in a Sea of Revolution (2014: The Fiction of Jhumpa Lahiri: A Critical Response, edited by Suman Bala, KPH: New Delhi. Pp. 239-254. ISBN 81-86256-09-1)
  4. From Darkness to Light: Imagery in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger (2014: Literary Insight, Vol. 5, Jan 2014, Mumbai. ISSN: 0975-6248)
  5. The Lowland: A Review of the Revolutionary Zeal (2013: Pragati’s English Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2, Dec 2013, published by Pragati Educational Council, Jalandhar. ISSN: 0975-4091)[22]
  6. Milan Kundera: The Sign of the European Divide (2013: The Vedic Path, quarterly journal of English, Vol. LXXXVI (No. 2), Oct-Dec 2012, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. ISSN: 0970-1443)
  7. The Place of Art in Modern Society: A Critical Study of Albert Camus’s Works (2011: Bhattacharyya, Anuradha & Jatinder Singh Kainth, Pragati’s English Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, Dec 2011, pp. 15-21, Pragati Educational Council, Jalandhar. ISSN: 0975-4091)[23]
  8. The Step-Daughter in Pirandello’s Six Characters (2011: Contemporary Discourse, Jan 2011, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 225-230, Mumbai. ISSN: 0976-3686
  9. The Buddhist and Psychoanalytic Views on Suffering (2007: Kalyan Bharati, Journal on Indian History and Culture, 2007 Vol. XI, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Kolkata.)
  10. Mother Courage: A Freudian Play? (2007: The Vedic Path, quarterly journal of English, Vol. LXXX (No. 3), July-Sept 2007, (pp. 22-34), Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. ISSN: 0970-1443)
  11. Masks in Fury: A Study of Indian Authors’ Destiny (2003: Indian Literature, 213 Jan-Feb 2003, vol. XLVII, no.1, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.)[24]
  12. Showing in Disguise: A Subject’s Perspective (2002: The Symptom, online journal for, Autumn 2002,

See Also

Indian poets

Indian writers

Indian poets by language

English-language writers from India


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