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Dr Diya Gupta

Early Career Research Fellow

30 June 2019 – 31 March 2021

Diya Gupta is interested in the intersections between life-writing, visual culture and literature, particularly in response to war. She holds BA and MA degrees in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, securing the highest first in the subject on both occasions, and Second BA and MPhil degrees in English from the University of Cambridge.


Her first monograph project builds on her doctoral work at the Department of English, King’s College London, completed in 2019. Diya’s research provides the first literary and cultural examination of Indian experiences in the Second World War. Drawing upon her bilingual skills, she considers writing in both English and Bengali languages to untangle the troubled yet transformative emotional legacy of this war in the Indian subcontinent.