Manas Ray

Professor in Cultural Studies
Ph.D. (Griffith University, Australia)

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
R–1, Baishnabghata Patuli Township, Kolkata – 700 094, India

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Manas Ray is a Professor in Cultural Studies at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC). He works at the interface of political theory and cultural studies and has published on a wide spectrum of areas including Marxism, ethics, governmentality, postmodernism, film theory, New German Cinema, Bollywood, biopolitics, continental political philosophy, critical legal theory, cultural lives of Indian diasporas, and memory and locality of post-partition Calcutta. He has held visiting positions in Berlin, Paris, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Cape Town. His two recent publications are “Against Negation: Suicide, Self-consciousness and Jibanananda Das’ poem, One Day Eight Years Ago” (Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, vol 2, no. 2, 2016) & “Goddess in the City: Durga Pujas of Contemporary Kolkata” (Modern Asian Studies, 5:4, 2017).