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The Unseen Story: accessing disability and queerness online in Bangla

The Unseen Story: accessing disability and queerness online in Bangla

This is Ishan Chakraborty. I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Jadavpur University. Presently I am also pursuing my PhD from the same department under the supervision of Professor Ananda Lal and my area of research is on Rabindranath Tagore and his plays. My area of interest includes disability studies, critical disability studies, gender studies, 19th century literature, postcolonial studies etc. I’m also into elocution. I identify myself as a queer individual. I am a person with profound visual disability or blindness, and I have difficulty hearing in my left ear. So in that sense, I’m also a person with deaf-blindness.

Ishan Chakraborty on the street, standing next to a braille inscription on a wall.
Image by Ishan Chakraborty

Some in-depth story

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Read and listen to Ishan Chakraborty’s essay “Marginality Within Marginality”.