Ishan Chakraborty

Ishan Chakraborty

Ishan Chakraborty is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Jadavpur University. He is pursuing PhD from the same department. His areas of interest include Tagore, theatre, 19th century and disability studies. He will be glad to address any query at

  • This is a combination of two photographs, both taken at the Inclov social meet-up for people with disabilities held at a banquet hall in Lalit Great Eastern Hotel, Kolkata on January 21, 2018. The photograph on the left shows event host RJ Den introducing activist Chandrayee Dutta Chowdhury, who did a dance performance depicting the struggles of her life as a person with a disability. While RJ Den is seated in a wheelchair and is speaking holding a microphone, a smiling Chandrayee Dutta Chowdhury is standing next to him. The photograph on the right is that of an Inclov poster – the letter ‘O’ in the Inclov logo (in red colour) is replaced with a heart sign, with one side of the heart outline done in a dotted line. Below the logo is the partial picture of the top of a mobile phone with “Discover people” written to the left on the mobile screen. On the right can be seen the time on the mobile screen and a few icons found commonly in mobile phones to indicate phone connectivity. Photo credit: Prosenjit Pal
    Feb '18

    Match-making between dating and disabilities

    By Ishan Chakraborty, Prosenjit Pal

    Ishan Chakraborty narrates his experience of attending an innovative meet-up in Kolkata that aimed to help people with disabilities find friends and dates Inclov, a match-making app focussing on people...

  • This photograph shows a copy of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 lying in the foreground on a table. The name of the Act can be read on the cover, yellow in colour. In the background, the meeting room can be seen. To the left there are three people seated on chairs and engaged in a discussion; further beyond to the right is a person slightly bent over a table, writing something; and to his left are the two speakers of the meeting Dr. Rukmini Sen (Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi) and Shampa Sengupta (founder of Sruti Disability Rights Centre) – they are seated behind a long table meant for presenters and are facing the rest of the room. Behind them a white screen can be seen. The photograph is taken such that there is a sharp focus on the copy of the Act, while the rest of the photograph is relatively diffused. Photo credit: Abhirupa Kar
    Jun '17

    Community review of new disability rights law

    By Ishan Chakraborty

    Ishan Chakraborty reports on a recent meeting held in Kolkata to analyse the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act which was passed in December last year. Kolkata, June 3, 2017: A...

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