Prof. P Das.
For Details, Click On the heading ,New Vistas, Location: Philips More (CIT Road), the bus stop next to Moulali. Postal address: New Vistas, 110/1/1A, Dr Lalmohan Bhattacharya Road (Former name: Middle Road) 2nd Floor
.Bus stop: Philips More. Opposite to Canada Bank / Allahabad Bank. (Above famous Lokenath Temple). Nearby: Sealdah 800 metres; Moulali 400 metres; Esplanade/ Dharmatala 2 kms; Park Circus 1 km.
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About Prof. P. Das
MA, CGL, PGCTE (The English and Foreign Languages University)
P Das is a scholar who is best known for his deep knowledge in the English language and literature. Other than his vast knowledge in the English Literature, he is also expert in linguistics, phonetics and several European languages including Ancient Greek, Latin, German, French etc. Expertise in linguistics, phonetics and knowledge in different European languages is crucial to teach English Philology and Prosody, the most intricate areas in BA English Honours and MA courses. That is why P Das is the most trusted faculty in these fields in India. Besides, with the profound knowledge in the ancient Greek and Latin literature and the Biblical studies, he adeptly decodes the symbolic codes lying in the English literature. He has publishedÂ Vibrant Voices from American PoetryÂ (ISBN:Â 978-81-88453-24-5), a reference book recommended for the Calcutta University Syllabi (BA English Honours, Part-III and MA Part-II) published byÂ Indian Books View. Presently he is writing an authentic textbook on English Philology meant for different Indian Universities including the University of Calcutta.Â
As anÂ active member,Â P Das is now involved in the activities of the following international organisations:
1.Â Â Â Royal Society of Literature,Â UK
2.Â Â Â Â Cambridge Philological SocietyÂ based at theÂ University of Cambridge
3.Â Â Â Â Â Society for Classical Studies,Â Formerly known asÂ American Philological Society,Â USA
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â International PhoneticÂ Association,Â Paris
5.Â Â Â Â Â The British Association for Applied Linguistics,Â UK
6.Â Â Â Â Society of Biblical Literature,Â USA
7.Â Â Â Â Â Â Hellenic Association for the Study of EnglishÂ based atÂ Aristotle University, Greece
8.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Literary London Society,Â London
9.Â Â Â Â European Association for Language Testing and Assessment
Vibrant Voices from American PoetryÂ (ISBN:Â 978-81-88453-24-5)
This book contains a few American Poems withÂ Critical ApproachesÂ as well asÂ Comprehensive Explanatory Notes, meant for different categories of readers, from the university students to the poetry enthusiasts.
Modern poetry is allusive and â€˜difficultâ€™;Â it demands extensive annotations and contextualization in order to be properly appreciated. Hence,Â Historical and LiteraryÂ BackgroundÂ andÂ line-by-line explanationsÂ are provided as well. These are all informed by archival scholarship, and an extensive use of both published and unpublished material.
Some Intricate Areas Prof. P Das excels in Â Â
I.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Interpretation of Literature (Spanning the whole syllabi of BA Hons. and MA)
English literature is greatly indebted to the classical literature, i.e. Greek (e.g. Homer, Aeschylus etc.) and Latin (e.g., Virgil), and toÂ the Bible. To make students well versed in these, he organizes additional classes or seminars on Homerâ€™sÂ TheÂ IliadÂ andÂ TheÂ OdysseyÂ andÂ the BibleÂ along with their symbolic interpretations. These are crucial to understand the inner meanings of English literature.
II.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Philology (in 1stÂ year syllabus)
Philology is one of the most intricate areas in BA Honours (English) syllabus. To handle this field expertly, it is necessary to have (i) a sound knowledge of German asÂ English has come from the Germanic language family, and (ii) specialization in linguists, as philology deals with the growth and structure of English. In the heart of West Bengal, only he explains it with expertise so that students acquire the subject with much interest and enthusiasm.
III.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Prosody (in 3rdÂ Year syllabus)
Prosody is another different area in the English Honours syllabus. Without specialization in phonetics, it is next to impossible to handle the chapter skilfully. The most skilled and experienced Prof P Das has expertise in this field.
IV.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Creative Writing (in 3rdÂ Year)
So many students are there to speak fluent English but most of them feel aÂ writersâ€™ blockÂ when they are to write an article on film-review or an essay. To unlock thisÂ block, he applies his expertise ofÂ Pedagogy of Developing Writing Skill.Â Â Â
V.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Linguistics, PhoneticsÂ andÂ Modern Grammar (in MA syllabus)
P Das is the best teacher (in West Bengal and many other states) in the field of Linguistics, Phonetics and Modern Grammar included in one of the eight papers of English MA course. He uses a fine and up-to-date mini language laboratory to make students well versed in these fields.
Location:Â Â Philips More (CIT Road), the bus stop next to Moulali.
BusÂ stop:Â Philips More. Opposite to Canada Bank / Allahabad Bank. (Above famous Lokenath Temple).
How long will it take?
FromÂ Moulali:Â 1 or 2 minutes by bus, or 6/7 minutes by walking
FromÂ Park Circus: 5Â minutes by bus
Students from differentÂ areasÂ in and around Kolkata happily travel to New Vistas to avail themselves of the guidance of P Das. Some of the areas are mentioned, for example:
A:Â A.J.C. Bose Road, AbinashChowdhury Lane, Agarpara, Alipore, AnandaPalit Road, Ashokgarh
B:Â BarishaPaschim, B BGanguly Street, Badartala, Bagbazar, Baghajatin, Baguiati, Baguihati, Baksara, Ballygunge, Bamboo Villa, Ban Hugli, Barabazar Market, Baranagar, Barisha, BBD Bag, Bartala, Beadon Street, Behala, Behala Municipal Market, Belgachia, Belgharia, Belur, Beniapukur, Bhawanipur, Bhawanipur, Bidhangarh, Bidhannagar, Bijoygarh, Bosepukur, Bow Bazaar, Brace Bridge, Brahma Samaj Road
C:Â Camac St, Chetla, Chitpur, Chittaranjan Avenue, Church Lane, Circus Avenue, CmdaAbasan, College Square, College Street,Â Colootola, Council House Street
D:Â Dakshineshwar, Daulatpur, Dhakuria, Dhapa, Dharmatala, Dharmatala Road, Dover Lane, Dr M D Ishaque Road, Dum Dum
E:Â Elliot Road, Entally, Esplanade
F:Â Fort William
G:Â Ganesh Chandra Avenue, GangulyBaganGarcha Road, Garden Reach, Garfa, Garia, Gariahat Road, Gariya, Gokhale Road, Golf Green, Golpark
H:Â Haltu, Haridevpur, Hastings, Hazra Road, Hedua, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Hogg Street, Howrah
I:Â India Exchange Place, Indrani Park, Intally
J:Â Jadavpur, Jadavgarh, Jagachha, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Jayshree Park, Jhowtala, Jodhpur Park, Jorasanko
K:Â KG Bose Sarani, KP Roy Lane, Kalakar Street, Kalighat, Kalikapur, Kalimandir, Kankurgachhi, Kankurgachi, Kasba, Kashipur, Kasthadanga, Keoratala, Kidderpore, Kolkatta, G.P.O. Kumarpara
L:Â L.R.Sarani, Lake Gardens, Lake Terrace, Lake Town, Lalbazar, Lilua, Linton Street, Little Russel Street, Lord Sinha Road
M:Â Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mahendra Banerjee Road, Maniktala, Mansatala, Marquis Plaza, Middleton Street, Minto Park, MirzaGhalib Street, Mominpur, Mourigram, Mukundapur
N:Â Nager Bazar, Naktala, Narkeldanga, Nayabad, New Alipore, New Market,
P:Â Panchanantala, Park Circus, Park Street, Parnasree Pally, ParsibaganPaschim, Putiari, Pathuriaghata, Phoolbagan, Picnic Garden, Pollock Street, Prince Golam Mohammad Road, Princep Street,
R:Â Rabindra Nagar, Radha Bazar, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Raipur Jorabagan Road, Raja Ram Mohan Sarani, Raja Santosh Road, Rajabagan, Rajarhat, Ram Krishna Samadhi Road, RamRajtala, Rash Behari Avenue, Regent Park, Rowland Road, Royd Street, Ruby, Russel Street
S:Â Sahanagar, SahityaParisad, Salkia, Salt Lake City, Santoshpur, Santragachhi, Sarat Bose Road, Sarsoona, Satgachi, Sealdah, Senhati, Sethbagan, Shakespeare Sarani, Shalimar, Shobhabazar, Shyambazar, Simla, SinthiSirity, Sodepur, Sovabazar, Strand Road, Stuart Ln, Subhashnagar, Sudder Street
T:Â T.C.Road, Tala, Taltala, Tangra, Taratala Road, Thakurpukur, Tikiapara, Tiljala, Tiretta Bazar, Tollygunge, Topsia Road
U:Â Ultadanga, V.I.P. Road,