Somrita Urni Ganguly

Somrita Urni Ganguly is a professor, researcher, and translator, soon to complete her PhD from the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been granted the Fulbright doctoral research scholarship to pursue academic work related to her PhD thesis at Brown University, Rhode Island (2018-2019).
Somrita has taught British Literature to undergraduate students in Delhi and Calcutta. She translates from Bengali and Hindi to English and was selected by the Writers’ Centre Norwich as an emerging translator in 2016. She has been invited as translator-in-residence at Cove Park, Scotland, in October 2017, and in December 2017 she was invited as poet-in-residence at Arcs of a Circle, Mumbai, an artistes’ residency organized by the US Consulate in Bombay, Akshara Centre, and Rochelle Potkar. Somrita’s work has been showcased at the 2017 London Book Fair and she has been published in Asymptote, Words Without Borders, In Other Words, and Muse India, among others.
Somrita is currently translating a novel on the Russian Revolution, and a retelling of the Mahabharata.

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