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Chaiti Basu new Bengali lecturer at the SAI
The South Asia Institute cordially welcomes Chaiti Basu, M.A. as Bengali lecturer at the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures. Starting in the winter term 2016/17, she assumes the position of Mala Al-Farooq, who has retired after 21 years of teaching at the SAI.
Chaiti Basu completed a master's degree in comparative literature at the Jadavpur University in India and a master's degree in South Asian Studies at the South Asia Seminar at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. In 2008, she was awarded a research fellowship in project B1 “Gauging Cultural Asymmetries: Asian Satire and the Search for Identity in the Era of Colonialism and Imperialism”, in short the satire project, at the Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", and worked on colonial Bengali satire.

Before joining the SAI, Mrs. Basu was an assistant lecturer for Bengali at the Seminar for South Asian Studies at the Humboldt University Berlin and a Diploma Examiner for Bengali at the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Further information is available on Chaiti Basu’s profile.

02 Nov 2016
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