Arka Chakraborty

Key information

Thesis title
The Reception History of Bob Dylan in Indian Popular Music
Internal Supervisors
Dr Richard Williams & Dr Caspar Melville


Arka is a first-year MPhil/PhD student at the Department of Music at SOAS, University of London. He completed his MA and MPhil in English Literature from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. His MPhil dissertation studied the themes of protest in the lyrics of American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan.

Research interests

Music History; Popular Music; South Asian Studies; Ethnomusicology; Global Studies; Postcolonial Studies