Dr. Daisy Barman

Dr. Daisy Barman

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Name: Specialization:
Dr. Daisy Barman Literary theory, Folkloristics, Cultural Studies.


2023 Ph.D from the Department of Folklore Research, Gauhati University.
2014 M.A. in English from Cotton College under Gauhati University.
2012 B.A. with Major in English from Cotton College under Gauhati University. 
2009 Higher Secondary from Sunrise Academy, Barama.
2007 HSLC from Barama Girls' High School.

Personal Interest

Mostly writing personal essays, occasionally running.

Working Experience

  • Taught English Literature at Krishna Kanta Handiqui Degree College, Pathsala from March to September 2014
  • Worked as Counselor cum Resource Person for an Add-on Diploma Course in Cotton College, Gauhati University, Assam from March 2015 to September 2017.


Book Chapters:

Barman,Daisy (Ed, Namrata Pathak & Dibyajyoti Sarma) “At the Hunger Strike of Harijan Workers in Raebareli”, “Chandni Chowk”, “Days at Vrindavan” in Indira Goswami: Margins and Beyond. Routledge India. 2022. Print.

Barman,Daisy (Ed, Nabajit Deka et al) "A Pandemic Monologue" in Covid 19: Anguish, Resilience & Determination. DVS Publishers: Guwahati. 2022. Print.

Barman, Daisy. ( Ed. Dilip Kumar Kalita & Gargi Saikia Mahanta)The Hajong Tribe in Lokparampara. Anundoram Borooah Institute of Language, Art & Culture (ABILAC).2022. Print.

Barman,Daisy.trans.(Ed, Aruni Kashyap) A Political Tale in How to Tell the Story of An Insurgency: Fifteen Tales from Assam.New Delhi: HarperCollins India.2020.Print.

 Barman, Daisy. “Exploring Folk Culture and Dissent in the Urbanscape of Assam” Urbanisation and Foolklore: Emerging Issues and Perspectives.213-222. Guwahati, 2018.


Barman, Daisy.Folkloric Fiction or Fictionalized Folklore? : A Study of Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island. Lokodarpan: A Peer-Reviewed Bilingual Annual Research Journal of Folklore. Volume-vi, Issue-I, 86-97. University of Kalyani. Print.

Barman, Daisy. Eroticism in John Donne’s Love Poetry: The Sensual and the Divine in Journal of Social Sciences Humanities and Literature, Volume VI. 50-55. Guwahati, 2017.

Barman, Daisy.trans. “Earth” Indian Literature-295, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2017.

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended:

Actively participated in the 6 Day Workshop for preparation of the Nepali-Assamese-English Dictionary organised by Anundoram Barooah Institute of Language, Art & Culture, Assam (ABILAC) from 16- 21 June, 2022.


Presented my paper Storytelling as a Site of Postcolonial Resistance in Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island at the 31st annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, February 14-18, 2022, a virtual conference organised by Georgia Southern university, Department of Literature.


Presented a paper Telescoping History through Mythology:A Study of Midnight’s Children at the 9th International Conference of Young Folklorists “(Ir)Relevance of Classical Folkloristics in the 21st Century”, Sept 18-20, 2019 at the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius.


Invited presentation Methodological Challenge in the Research of Literature and Folklore at the seminar “Developing the Research Question(s): method-case-theory interaction in Religious Studies organised by School of Theology and Religious Studies, February 20, 2020; University of Tartu, Estonia.


Participated  in the 9th Winter school Troubling Gender: Theory and Method at the University of Tartu, February 3-7, 2020.


Participated in the Summer school Empathy, Ethics and Error, June 18-21, 2019 organized by the department of Philosophy, University of Tartu, Estonia.


Exploring Folk Culture and Dissent in the Urbanscape of Assam in the National Seminar  ‘Urbanisation and Folklore: Emerging Issues and Perspectives’ organized by the Department of Folklore Research, Gauhati University, Indian Council for Social Science Research (NERC) and  the Centre for South East Asian Studies, Gauhati University, 23-24 March, 2018.


Actively participated in the MHRD sponsored Short Term Programme on Motivating Undergraduate Students to Acquire Reading and Writing Skills in English organised by Department of English, North Gauhati College in collaboration with Teaching Learning Centre, Tezpur University, 14-16 February, 2018.


Where is my space?: Examining Gendered Space in the Mising Household in the National Seminar ‘Ethnicity and Gender: North East India and Beyond’ organized by Tribal Studies Centre, Assam University, Diphu Campus sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, 5-6 March 2015, jointly with Dipika Pegu.


Presented a paper titled Examining the Supernatural in Assamese Ballads in the international seminar on Belief Narratives in Folklore Studies:Narrating the Supernatural organized jointly by Anundoram Barooah Institute of Language, Art and Culture, Assam(ABILAC) and Belief  Narrative Network(BNN) of  International Society for Folk Narrative Research(ISFNR) 6-8 February, 2019 held in Guwahati, Assam.


Attended the Autumn school Dialogues with the Environment at Pühajärve 21-22 November 2019, organised by the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in University of Tartu, Estonia.


Hosted and participated in the Indo-Bangladesh Folklore Conference organized by the Department of Folklore Research, Gauhati University on 15th February, 2016.


Participated in the workshop on “Folk Art” held in the Department of Folklore Research, Gauhati University on August 25, 2018 on the occasion of World Folklore Day.


Peer Review:

Collaborated as a reviewer on the special issue Re-Thinking Juri Lotman in the Twenty-First Century for the journal Lexia, n. 41-42 (ISSN 1720-5298) of the University of Turin, Italy.


Oneating: A Multilingual Journal of Food and Eating Ashutosh Bhardwaj’s article translated into Assamese Ancient Manuscripts and Assault Rifles: On the Trail of Rohu and Jalebi.

NEZINE: Bridging the Gap
Sushanta Talukdar’s interview of the former Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi. “Weakened Federal Structure will weaken India- Tarun Gogoi”
Angshuman Sarma’s piece “The Proposed National Forest Policy and North East India”
Mother- A Short Story by Sneha Devi
Ngaiteii’s Tale (A folktale of Mizos)
A Tale of Creation of Spiders. Ondaa- a folktale of the Tea-Tribes of Assam
Misery of the Monkey – A folktale of the bodos.
Tale of the Fox and the Man- A Mising Folktale.
Ka Pahsyntiew (A Khasi Folktale)
Sujata Hatibaruah’s “Raag…the Rhythm of Love”
Adip Kumar Phukan’s article “Assam Needs Two More Tea Auction Centres”
Nilim Kumar’s “My Poems-From Off Stage”
Bipasha Bora’s “Monolith Festival- The Newest Metaphor of Khasi Culture”.
Mridul haloi’s poems – “Tale of Sky”, “The Fallen Leaves of Unending Times”, “May The
Children Be Well”, “Verse of Separation”.
Nalinidhar Bhattacharya’s piece “The Man Who Never Danced To The Shadows”


Awards & Achievements

  1. Awarded study grant in University of Tartu, Estonia in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for the Spring semester of the academic year 2018/2019 in the framework of Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme.
  2. Awarded Dora Plus Visiting doctoral scholarship at the University of Tartu, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, for the period 16 July until 15 December 2019