This is the official website of Dr. Sharmistha Gooptu. Dr. Gooptu completed her Ph.D on Bengali cinema in 2009 at the University of Chicago. Her book Bengali Cinema: An Other Nation was published by Routledge (London and New York) and Roli Books in 2010. She is a founding editor of the Routledge journal South Asian History and Culture and the South Asian History and Culture books series. She is also a founding trustee of the South Asia Research Foundation and editor of the South Asia Archive, the largest digital repository of South Asian historical material created jointly by the South Asia Research Foundation and Routledge.
Preserving a Legacy
Sharmistha Gooptu has a large collection of memorabilia on Indian cinema dating back to the silent era and covering the entire history of this cinema. Her collection includes rare books, journals, souvenirs, artefacts, posters, booklets and other memorabilia.
South Asia Archive
Dr. Gooptu, as Principal Trustee of the South Asia Research Foundation has helped curate the recently launched South Asia Archive (alongwith Dr. Boria Majumdar). The single largest digital repository of historical material on South Asia, the archive, a collaboration between the Taylor and Francis Group and the South Asia Research Foundation, has already received praise from some of the leading scholars working on South Asia related subjects. The Times Higher Education Supplement has called it a treasure for scholars working on the area.
Some movie posters from Dr.Gooptu's personal collection.