Dr. Nishi Pulugurtha is Reader in the department of English, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College (affiliated to the West Bengal State University). She earned her Ph.D degree from the University of Calcutta on Coleridge’s poetry with special reference to the Conversation and the Supernatural Poems. Her post doctoral work dealt with the effect of English on the intellectual life of Bengal and on poetry written in English by Bengalis in the nineteenth century (UGC Minor Research Project). She is now working on a project on the literature of the Indian diaspora in the United States of America and has been awarded an Associateship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India. Dr. Pulugurtha is also working on a monograph on Henry Louis Vivian Derozio. Her areas of interest are British Romantic literature, Postcolonial literature, Indian writing in English, and the literature of the diaspora. She has published extensively on these areas and also writes on travel.