Nabaneeta Dev Sen
About this author
Nabaneeta Dev Sen was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) into a Bengali family on 13 January 1938. She was an Indian writer and academic. After studying arts and comparative literature.
She attended Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School and Lady Brabourne College. She received her BA in English from the University of Calcutta and was a student of the inaugural batch of the Department of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, from where she obtained her MA in 1958. She moved to the USA where she studied further.
She returned to India and taught at several universities and institutes as well as serving in various positions in literary institutes. She published more than 80 books in Bengali: poetry, novels, short stories, plays, literary criticism, personal essays, travelogues, humor writing, translations, and children’s literature. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2000 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1999.
She died on 7 November 2019 in Kolkata following cancer.
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