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Dr. Urmishree Bedamatta

Department of English

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Dr. Bedamatta has completed her Ph.D. from Department of English, Utkal University in 2012. She was honored with Doctoral Fellow by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi in 2008-2011.

Her Research interests include Linguistics – Studies in historical corpora; Manuscript studies and textual criticism. Currently she holds the position of Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ravenshaw University since 2013. She is also the Coordinator of the Centre for Translation and Digital Humanities (DHTraC), Ravenshaw University. She teaches courses on linguistics and research methods besides the regular prescribed courses in English Literature. Her current research work is situated at the interface of textual criticism and digital humanities. For research, she engages mostly with Odia texts and manuscripts with a focus on the needs of the 21st century reader.

Selected Publications

  1. [2024] Translated story. “Patadei” by Binapani Mohanty. The Big Book of Odia Literature . pp. 374-385. Anthology. Penguin Random House, India. Imprint: India Penguin. ISBN: 9780143463344
  2. [2024] “Mother Orissa, Mother India, Mother Victoria: Expressions of National Life in Colonial Orissa” in Nationalities Papers (2024), 1-23 (First view), Cambridge Core, Cambridge University Press. ISSN: 0090-5992 (Print); 1465-3923 (Online). DOI:; Co-author

  3. [2023] “Sarala Mahabharata in the colonial Odia public sphere” in South Asian History and Culture (Taylor and Francis, Routledge), Volume 14 No. 4, 2023: pp. 405-422. ISSN: 1947-2501. DOI: 10.1080/19472498.2023.2178070

  4. [2021] Gita Govinda and the scribal fashioning of the ideal listener” in Summerhill: IIAS Review (0972-1452) (Journal of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla) Volume 27 No. 2, Winter 2021, pp. 89-96. ISSN: 0972-1452. Co-author.