Dr. Amrita Satapathy Associate Professor
School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management

Research Interests

Indian Writing in English; Migrant/Diaspora Literature; Travel Literature; Autobiographies and Memoirs; Creative Writing; Film Studies and Popular Culture

Contact Details

  • Room no 113, School of HSS&M Building, IIT Bhubaneswar, Arugul.
  • asatapathy@iitbbs.ac.in

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Ph.D Indian Diaspora and Travel Literature 2009 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  M.Phil Indian Writing in Literature 2003 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  M.A. English Literature 2002 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Amrita Satapathy is a faculty in School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. Since her joining the institute in 2009 she has been involved with classroom teaching in various topics like Communication Skills, Technical Writing, Indian Writing in English and Creative Writing both in UG and PG level. Her area of research is Travel Writing and Life Writings. She has contributed academically in the form of journal papers, book chapters and reviews nationally and internationally. She has published two books- ‘Shifting Images’, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (2011) and ‘Limning London’, Authors Press, New Delhi (2016). Her current areas of interests include Media and Popular Culture and Creative Writing. She can be reached at- asatapathy@iitbbs.ac.in


  1. English for Communication- HS1L001 (3-0-1)
  2. Learning English- HS1L002 (3-1-0)
  3. Speaking and Presentation-(HS2L002) (3-1-0)
  4. English for Technical Writing -HS7L001 (2-2-0)
  5. Scientific and Technical Writing (HS7L013)- (2-0-0)
  6. Indian Writing in English (Fiction)-HS7L004 (3-1-0)
  7. Global Communication (HS3L004) (2-1-0)
  8. Dimensions of Creativity in IWE (HS3L006) (2-1-0)


Seed Project on “Changing Images of England in Indian Writing in English: A Study of Selected Autobiographies” (Project No. SP020) sponsored by IIT Bhubaneswar SRIC/SMPP/2010/03 dated 21.07.2010







Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Jha, S., Satapathy, A. (2023). Sarah Macdonald’s Holy Cow as an Autoethnography: Locating Cultures in Cityscapes. In: Blyth, C. (eds) ‘Other’ Voices in Education—(Re)Stor(y)ing Stories. SpringerBriefs in Education. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-5495-7_2
2Bose, T., Satapathy, A. "The Crisis of Climate and Immigration in Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island". Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies 31 (2021): 473-489 https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iulitera/issue/66087/871879, DOI: 10.26650/LITERA2021-871879
3Jha. S., Satapathy, D.A. (2021). Hegemonic Masculinity, Oppressed Femininity and the(Un)Gendered Loss of Identities in a Dystopia. Academia Letters, Article 2854. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL2854
4Satapathy, D.A., Bhattacharya, P. (2021). Indigenous Eco-Legends in Contemporary North East Indian Literature: Lessons in Ecological Conservation and Preservation. Academia Letters, Article 161. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL161
5Satapathy, Amrita. The Idea of Femininity in Cinematic Rites of Passage in Bollywood Cinema. Ed. Santosh K Biswal, Krishna Shankar Kusuma and Sulagna Mohanty, Handbook of Research on Social and Cultural Dynamics in Indian Cinema. IGI Global, PA:USA, (ISSN: 2475-675X; eISSN: 2475-6768), pp 76-92, July 2020
6Satapathy, Amrita. Locating London in Prafulla Mohanti's Through Brown Eyes. Localities, Pusan National University. Korean Studies Institute, Korea, Vol.4, Nov 2014, pp. 79-124, ISSN 2234-5663
7Satapathy, Amrita. The Idea of the Oriental and the Occidental in Kim, A Passage to India and East, West. GSTF Journal on Education, Singapore Vol 1 (1), Aug 2013, pp.15-23, ISSN 2345-7171
8Satapathy Amrita. Reconsidering the West in Early Autobiographies and Travel Writings in Indian Writing in English. Journal of Law and Social Sciences, Singapore, Vol 2 (1), Dec 2012 pp. 177-182. ISSN No 2251-2853
9Satapathy, Amrita. The Idea of England in Eighteenth-century Indian Travel Writing. Comparative Literature and Culture 14.2 (2012), Thematic Issue New Work in Comparative Indian Literatures and Cultures, Ed. Mohan G. Ramanan and Tutun Mukherjee, Volume 14 Issue 2 (June 2012) Article X, Purdue University Press. ISSN 1481-4374 (http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol14/iss2/3/)

Recent Publications (National Journals)

1Satapathy, Amrita. The Forest of Enchantments: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Sitayan, International Journal of English: Literature, Language & Skills, Volume 8 Issue 2, July 2019, ISSN 2278-0742, pp.06-10 http://www.ijells.com/volume-8-issue-2-july-2019/
2Mohanty, Sulagna and Amrita Satapathy. Crossing Boundaries in a Postcolonial Context: A Tale of Two Characters in Vikram Chandras Red Earth and Pouring Rain. Ed. Ajay K Chaubey and Asis, De Mapping South Asian Diaspora: Recent Responses and Ruminations. Rawat Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 97881-3160901-9, pp. 117- 130, 2018
3Bhattacharya, Panchali and Amrita Satapathy. Naga Folk Culture and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Easterin Kire’s ‘When the River Sleeps’. Literature and Environmental Discourse: Ecocritical Perspectives on Contemporary English Literature. Ed. Shubhajit Bhadra and Mukul S.K. Sarup Book Publications, New Delhi, 2018, ISBN 978-93-5208-113-4, pp. 112- 131
4Satapathy, Amrita and Panchali Bhattacharya. Quest for the Self in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Oleander Girl. Apperceptions. Ed. Somadatta Mandal. Vol. VIII (July 2015- June 2016), Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, ISSN 2321-1261, pp. 132-142
5Satapathy, Amrita. Witnessing England: T.N. Mukharji’s A Visit to Europe. The Atlantic Literary Review (Quarterly), Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi.Vol. 16, No.3, pp.109-120, ISSN 0972-3269
6Mohanty, Sulagna and Amrita Satapathy. Formation and Reformation of Feminity: Depiction of Women in Indian Soap Operas, Visualization of Women in Literature, Media and Science. Ed. Rachel Bari, Women’s Resource Centre, Prasaranga Kuvempu University, Karnataka, 2014, pp 12-22, ISBN 978-93-83985-00-5.
7Satapathy Amrita. The Autobiography of an Indian Princess: Sunity Devee’s Idea of England, Journeys: Indian Travel Writing. Ed. Somdatta Mandal, Creative Books, New Delhi, 2013, pp. 282- 298, ISBN 978-81-8043-101-2
8Satapathy, Amrita. Fictional Representations of London in Indian Writing in English. International Journal of Management and Social Sciences, Vol 2 (1) July 2012 pp. 21-29. ISSN 2249-0191
9Satapathy, Amrita. Through Eastern Eyes: Nirad Babu’s Passage to England. Ed. M.P. Sinha. Journal of English Studies and Social Sciences, Kanpur, pp. 5-15. ISSN 0974-987X
10Satapathy, Amrita. Experiments in English and the Question of Identity in Post-colonial Autobiographies: A Study of M.K. Gandhi's My Experiment with Truth. The Critical Endeavour. Ed. M.Q. Khan and Bijay K. Das, pp. 281-298, 2014. ISSN 0976-0199
11Satapathy, Amrita. Identity and Resistance: A Brown Man’s Idea of England. Word, Image, Music: Post-Colonial Readings in the Age of New Media. A Special Issue of SEARCH: A Journal of Arts, Humanities and Management. Vol II, July 2010, Pg 86-99, ISSN 0974-5416
12Satapathy, Amrita. The Nehruvian Idea of England in Nehru’s Autobiography in SEARCH: A Journal of Arts, Humanities & Management, Vol II, Dec 2009, Pg 67-79, ISSN 0974-5416

Conferences (International)

1Literary London 2011 on Representations of London in Literature: An Interdisciplinary Conference organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, London, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London, UK from 20 – 22 July 2011
21st Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2012) organized by the Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore from 9-10 July 2012
32nd Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2013) organized by the Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore from 17-18 June 2013
45th International Conference on Arts and Humanities: Arts and Humanities as Visionary Practices in a Changing World, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 27-28 September 2018
56th International Conference on Arts and Humanities: Decolonization in the Arts and Humanities, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-20 September 2019

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Awarded the Session's Best Paper Award for presenting the paper titled "Unravelling the 'Wonder' in I'tesamuddin's The Wonders of Vilayet", at the 5th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH- 2018) at Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Teaching Excellence Award 2015, IIT Bhubaneswar
  • Master Trainer in Voice Training (Certificate in Voice Training Programme for Master Trainers from Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education, Utkal University, October 9th-14th, 2006)
  • Grade B-High Artiste (Vocal), All India Radio, Cuttack (Odissi and Bhajan)
  • UGC-NET Qualified, December 2005
  • Banikantha Nimai Charan Harichandan Memorial Gold Medal, in Odissi Vocal Competition, by Utkal University (1997)
  • First Class First Gold Medalist in Post Graduation, English, Utkal University (2000-2002).

Research Scholar

1.    Dr. Sulagna Mohanty, Renewal of Myth in Four Postcolonial Novels: A Contrastive Study of Indian and Native American Fiction (2015)

2.    Dr. Panchali Bhattacharya, Revival of Ecological Legends in North East Indian Literature: A Study from the Indigenous Women Writers' Perspective (2022)

3.     Dr. Trina Bose. Water Crisis in the Era of the Anthropocene: An Ecocritical Analysis of Twenty-First Century Climate Change Novels. (2023)   
4. Ms. Manisha Mohanty-  (2019- Continuing)     
5. Ms. Shraddha Jha- S21HS09005 (2021- Continuing)

6. Ms. Anwesha Sahoo- A22HS09005 (2022- Continuing)    

7. Ms. Sumana Mukherjee- A23HS09009 (2023- Continuing)

Professional Experience

1.     Resource Person, Inservice Teacher’s Training Program for Sr.Secondary Teachers, DAV Pokhariput, Bhubaneswar, 21 May 2015    2.     Resource Person, ‘Ishan Vikas Program’ initiated by MHRD, “Importance of Communication Skills”, 7 December 2015   3.     Resource Person, ‘ICT in Teaching Literature’, Training Programme for Teachers of Primary and Secondary Sections, DAV Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, 10 May 2016   4.     Resource Person, Teacher’s Training Programme for Child’s Centered Pedagogy, DAV Pokhariput, Bhubaneswar, 17 May 2016   5.     Resource Person, ‘Teaching English through ICT’, Capacity Building and Training for PG Teachers in English, DAV Unit-VIII, 18 May 2016   6.     Resource Person, ‘Communication Skills’, Capacity Building and Training for PG Teachers in English, DAV Unit-VIII, 19 May 2016   7.     Judge, Inter School English Debate Competition among DAV Schools, Odisha, DAV Chandrasekharpur, 27 June 2016   8.     Subject Expert, Seminar on ‘Fiction Holds our Interest More’, DAV Unit- VIII, 05 November 2016   9.     Resource Person, Content Enriching Program 2018 for Senior Secondary Level 10.  English Teachers of DAV institutions, Odisha Zone-1 on the topic ‘Developing Content in Long Writing Tasks’, DAV, CDA, 20 May 2018   11.  Resource Person, “English Writing Skills”, Vigyan Jyoti Pilot Project, IIT Bhubaneswar, 08 June 2018   12.  Member, The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2018- 2021)   13.  Sessions Chair, 27th September, COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA, AND CULTURE and 28th September, HIGHER ARTS EDUCATION, ICOAH 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka   14.  Sessions Chair, 20th September TEXTILE AND FASHION DESIGN, ICOAH 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   15.  Resource Person, Mastering the Art of Interpersonal Skills: FDP on "Possessing The Two Wardrobes: Communication and Writing", BVRIT HYDERABAD College of Engineering for Women, Hyderabad, 25-31 May 2020    16.  Resource Person, Digital Education: Challenges and Road Ahead, Her- World, in collaboration with Policy Centre and Gender Lab, Miranda House, New Delhi, 16 January 2021        


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Satapathy, Amrita. Shifting Images: England in Indian Writing in English. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2011, ISBN 978-3-8443-3041-0


Satapathy, Amrita. Limning London. Authors Press, New Delhi. ISBN. 978-93-5207-415-0. 2017 


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