Dr. Anway Mukhopadhyay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English & Culture Studies, University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, India. He was formerly associated with BHU. He earned his BA Hons. and MA degrees in English literature from the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and was a Gold Medalist in both the examinations. Besides standing First Class First in both BA and MA, he has many other academic and extracurricular achievements to his credit. He has authored three monographs, all published in Germany, and two of these works have been catalogued in the prestigious DNB, the National Library of Germany. Apart from these books, he has published research papers in reputed national and international academic journals in India, USA and Australia, and has presented papers in a number of national and international conferences. He was awarded the Junior Research Fellowship by the UGC in 2012, and, as a Junior Research Fellow, he completed his doctoral research successfully at the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University.
Apart from the awards for his academic achievements since his school days till today, he has also received numerous prizes for painting, debate, essay writing and quiz competitions. He was awarded a prize in a story writing competition organized by the celebrated School of women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, and the story was published in the Newsletter of the School. Another story by him was published in a special issue of JPCS on Indian Writing in English, guest-edited by Cristina Gamez- Fernandez. His doctoral research centred around late twentieth-century feminist thought and classical philosophies. At present he is expanding his research interests to the fields of Indic Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies, the history of Mahayana Buddhism in India and Tibet, the Comparative Studies of Hindu and Buddhist Tantras, the reappraisal of Tagore from the perspective of reception theory etc.
He has been awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, a national level award by the International Business Council in New Delhi on 5th February 2016.