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Tuhin was educated in both India and the US, receiving his doctoral degree from the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University in 2023. His work focuses on ancient Greek and Indian philosophy, feminist philosophy, queer theory, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and phenomenology.
Tuhin’s current project comparatively engages maternal figures in ancient Greek and Sanskrit texts to untangle the metaphysics of gender and the politics of reproduction in antiquity. The project’s broad arc investigates how sexual difference is mobilized in myths about cosmogony, female desire, and matricide in texts ranging from the Platonic dialogues and Aeschylus’ Oresteia, to the Ṛgveda, the Upaniṣads, the Sanskrit epic Mahābhārata, and Ῑśvarakṛṣṇa’s Sāṃkhyakārikā. He is also currently translating Sisir Kumar Das’s book Aloukik Sanglap (Unearthly Dialogues) from Bengali to English, under contract with Jadavpur University Press, India.
Before moving to the US, Tuhin worked as a Lecturer in colleges under the University of Calcutta, India for 3 years. He is currently an Educational Ambassador for Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA) and a co-editor of Barricade: A Journal of Antifascism and Translation. His recent essays have appeared in philoSOPHIA: A Journal of transContinental Feminism (SUNY Press), the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, and the public-facing online journal Conceptions Review.