(1954-) is Director General, National Library, Kolkata. Educated at Presidency College, Jadavpur University and Oxford University, he is on lien from the post of Professor of English, Jadavpur University, where he was also Joint Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records. He writes in English and Bengali, and his books
include Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton (Oxford: Clarendon Press,

1996), Conversations with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (with Suzana Milevska and Tani E. Barlow) (London: Seagull, 2007), Bangalir ingreji sahityacharcha (Kolkata: Anustup, 2006), and Shakespeare (Kolkata: Papyrus, 1999). His edited book Mudraner sanskriti o bangla boi (Kolkata: Ababhas, 2007) won the Narasingha Das Award of Delhi University in 2009. He was one of the contributory editors of Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino (gen. ed.), The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2008), and Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino (gen. ed.), Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2008). The former was awarded the Distinguished Scholarly Edition Prize by the Modern Language Association of America in 2009. Author of numerous papers and essays on literary and cultural themes, Chakravorty has co-edited Print Areas: Book History in India (Delhi: Permanent Black, 2003), Moveable Type: Book History in India (Delhi: Permanent Black, 2008), and New Word Order: Transnational Themes in Book History (Delhi: Worldview, 2011). His latest publications include Rabindranath: Shilparup, Pathrup, Grantharup [ed.] (Kolkata: Ababhas, 2011) and Praphullachandra Ray: A Checklist of Major Holdings in English and Bengali (with Edited Texts in Sanskrit) in the National Library, Kolkata [ed.] (Kolkata: National Library, 2011).