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Amiya Dev formerly at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal

Amiya Dev was Professor of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, and has written widely in Bengali and English including biographies of two major Bengali poets after Tagore, and edited and co-edited a number of volumes, including Comparative Literature: Theory and Practice with Sisir Kumar Das, The Renewal of Song: Renovation in Lyric Conception and Practice with Earl Roy Miner, and Epic and Other Higher Narratives: Essays in Intercultural Studies with Steven Shankman for International Comparative Literature Association of which he is a former Vice-President. He retired as Vice-Chancellor of Vidyasagar University.