Welcome to the blog of Saikat Guha!
In this space you can find information about the research scholar and his literary and cultural projects.
This blog also includes a list of his major publications.
Saikat Guha was born in a lower middle-class family at Falakata (Alipurduar District, West Bengal, India), his father being a primary teacher and his mother a housewife. He maintained quite a good academic record in schools, obtaining star-marks (more than 75%) in both the Madhyamik (Secondary) and Higher Secondary Examinations in the old system under the West Bengal board from Falakata High School. Later he obtained college and university level degrees from Ananda Chandra College (University of North Bengal), Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College (CSJM University), Sri Vijayendra College of Education (Bangalore University), the Department of English in the University of North Bengal and the Siliguri Regional Centre of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He has been a guest lecturer in English at Falakata College for nearly two years. He presented papers in a number of national seminars, and participated in international seminars, and a research workshop. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research on the literature of Northeast India at the Department of English in the Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, West Bengal. He is also pursuing a course on gender studies in open education mode from IGNOU.
Saikat Guha’s areas of interest include poetry, short story, Indian literature, postcolonial studies, feminist and gender studies, literary theory, cultural studies, folklore, Northeast India and so on. He is a bibliomaniac and has a good collection of printed books and a vast collection of ebooks.
He has authored more than 50 research articles published in various prestigious journals and edited volumes. He has co-edited two books on the application of feminist and postcolonial theories to literary texts which have earned critical accolades. His most recent edited book focuses on Indian short stories. Details of his critical endeavours can be found under the tabs “Publications” and “Projects”.
Saikat Guha is reticent by nature, although not uncommunicative. He likes prudence, harmony and quietness. He is most happy when he is alone in his room stuffed with books!
Guha lives with his parents and partner (whom he fondly calls Mimi) at Falakata.