Profile of Prof. Mahua Mukherjee

... Name Prof. Mahua Mukherjee
Designation Honorary Foreign Teacher
Last Degree M.Sc, Ph.D. Calcutta University


                       Prof Mahua Mujherjee whose forty long years of hard toil has brought  Gaudiya Nritya, the almost extinct dance form to the fore. Govt of India has recognized that from 1996 they are giving scholarship and fellowship like other classical dance forms. Taught several years at BKC college  of Calcutta University then joined Rabindra Bharati University (1997).

 A Fulbright  Fellow of USA and has worked as a visiting professor at Oklahma Norman University to teach Gaudiya Nritya (2004-2005) and also done a research work “ War dance of Bengal and Native America” on which she has published a book.

                     Currently she has joined as a Tagore Chair Visiting Professor at University of Dhaka, Department of Dance.

                      She is the professor of Rabindra Bharati University and she has acted as Chairman of the Department of Dance for three times and also acted as former Dean of Faculty of Fine arts (June2013-June2016) i.e., Faculty of Performing Arts.

                     ‘A’ Graded artist of Calcutta Doordarshan . She has received several major and minor research projects from UGC- Govt of India on Gaudiya Nritya .She is supervising a research project on Gaudiya Nritya at Asiatic Society, Kolkata. She was the former Vice- President of the Asiatic Society, Kolkata (May2014-May2016).

                  Film division of India has made two documentary film on Gaudiya Nritya ‘Dance of the God’ (1997) and ‘Trance in Motion’ (2012), Rajya Sabha TV channel also made one documentary film ‘Resurrection’  (2013), currently a doc film is preparing by Central Sangeet Natak Academy , New Delhi “Gaudiya Nritya Golden Glory, A Classical Dance of Bengal”.


                 She is the Ph.D and M.Phil supervisor of many Universities- Rabindra Bharati (Kolkata), Calcutta University, Assam University (Assam), and Rajsahi University (Bangladesh) and also supervisor of research projects of other institutions, viz The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India etc.

                   She is the author of 16 books and150 articles on dance published in several journals of India and abroad.

                      She has received and recreated more than 50 dance items of Gaudiya Nritya and delivered lecture – demonstrations and conducted workshops of Gaudiya Nritya more than100 times in different universities and institutions in India and abroad.

                         She and her husband an eminent vocal artist and Gaudiya Nritya music researcher Sri Amitava Mukherjee established an institution ‘Gaudiya Nritya Bharati’ at Jadavpur, Kolkata, where more than 50 students are getting junior and senior National scholarships to become a performer and fellowships to become a researcher from Ministry of Culture, Govt of India under her guidance.