Research Scholar


Payel Pal

Department: Humanities and Social Sciences (English)

Guide: Prof. G. Neelakantan

Research Topic



  • B. A (Economics Hons) 2009, St. Xavier’s College,Ranchi.
  • M. A. (Economics, with specialization in World Economics) 2011, School of International Studies, Center for International Trade and Development (CITD), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  • M. Phil(Economics) 2011-2012, School of Economics , University of Hyderabad.
  • Ph. D (Economics) 2012-17, HSS, IIT Kanpur.



  • Pal, Payel and Gurumurthy Neelakantan. "Morrison's Prostitutes in The Bluest Eye." Notes on Contemporary Literature 44.2 (March 2014): 4-7. Print.

  • Pal, Payel. "(Hi) Stories and Tellers: A Critical Study of Toni Morrison's Paradise." The Journal for English Language and Literary Studies 2.3(July 2012): 44-50. Print.

  • Pal, Payel. "To be a 'man': Exploring the Politics of Violence in Toni Morrison's Home." Negotiating Margins: African American and Dalit Writings. Ed. A Karunaker. New Delhi: Prestige Books International, 2014. 61-72. Print.

  • Awarded UGC Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Fellowship for being the only Female student scoring over 60%.

  • Awarded UGC Junior Research Fellowship in 2009


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