Amlan Das Gupta is Professor of English in the Department. He has taught for more than 3 decades now, mainly at the universities of Calcutta and Jadavpur. He was educated in Kolkata and Oxford, and has an M.Phil in Renaissance English literature and a PhD on the writings of John Milton. Subsequently, he has worked in other areas too, such as classical European thought and the history of Christianity: he runs courses in classical Latin and Biblical Greek in the Department. His publications in his professional field include editions of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Aristotle’s Poetics; an edited collection of essays on Renaissance literature; translations of Bengali fiction into English. He has published articles in scholarly journals in these, and other, fields. He has held visiting positions at Pune University, Universiti Malaya at Kuala Lumpur, Delhi University and Macquarie University, Sydney.
For the last few years Amlan Das Gupta has been working on creating an archive of North Indian classical music at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University. He received grants from the UGC and the British Library under its Endangered Archives Project to continue and strengthen this work. In 2010 he assumed charge of the School as its Director and is in overall charge of its current programmes. He has written extensively on the history of North Indian classical music.