Dr. Arup K. Chatterjee is Associate Professor of English, at the Jindal Global Law School, OP Jindal Global University. In 2014, he was a recipient of the Charles Wallace fellowship, to United Kingdom. In 2017-18, he was a visiting fellow at the Brunel University London. He received his doctorate from the Center for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for his dissertation titled: ‘Hillmaking: Architecture and Literature from the Doon Valley.’
He is the Founder Chief Editor of Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing& Travelling Cultures. He is also the author of, the widely reviewed and acclaimed, The Purveyors of Destiny: A Cultural Biography of the Indian Railways (Bloomsbury, 2017) and The Great Indian Railways (Bloomsbury, 2018) He is currently engaged in writing a history of a Big 4 audit and consulting firm, in India. He is a prolific author and has contributed numerous articles on history, literature, culture and politics, to magazines such as The Hindu, Hindustan Times, The Conversation, Scroll, The Wire, DailyO and Huffington Post, The Caravan, apart from contributing to Coldnoon. He has been or is about to be interviewed in All India Radio, The Missing Slate, Writers in Conversation, SBS Radio Australia, The Quint and BBC India.
His interests are in the history of British imperialism, politics and philosophy; British cultural and historical encounters with India; and colonial and postcolonial historiography of India; Vedanta and Nondualism; and Indian philosophy and psychoanalysis. His forthcoming book is on the history of Indians living in London since the time of Shakespeare.