Ketaki Datta

Ketaki Datta
Dr. Ketaki Datta is an Associate Professor of English with W.B.E.S. She is a novelist, short story writer, poet, translator, editor and reviewer. She has two novels to her credit, “A Bird Alone” [2008] and “One Year for Mourning” [2014]. Her translated novels are three in number, “Shesh Namaskar: The Last Salute” [Sahitya Akademi, 2013],” Jarasandha’s Paadi : The Voyage” [Booksway, 2009],“Selected Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore in Translation” [Avenel, 2015], “Kumarsambhab and Sakuntala” in “Pracin Sahitya” [Visva Bharati and CENTIL, J.U.,2017], “Nineteenth Century Women’s Writing and Writing for Women in Translation” [Bhawanipur Education Society College and CENTIL, J.U.,2015], , umpteen translated stories were published in “Indian Literature”[Sahitya Akademi],” Pratibha India, anthologies like “Three Stories by Tapan Bandyopadhyay”[2012] etc. “Oral Stories of the Totos” by her has been recently published by Sahitya Akademi[2021], “ Somewhere Beyond, Someplace Else: A Book of Travel Essays”[2021] originally by Shyamali Bhadra Pramanik’s “ Anya Kotha Anya Konkhaney”, Ananda Publishers, was by her too. “Literature in Translation” [Avenel Press, 2014] has been edited by her. Indian Literature [Sahitya Akademi] has published a translated story by her [Non-Citizen] in their Sept-Nov issue of 2021. Stalks of Lotus [Antonym] contains a translated story by her. “The Value of Woman” originally by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay [Narir Mullya] has been launched this year in the Kolkata Book Fair. Three of her translated stories are in press, two with Orient Black swan and one with Niyogi Books[ just published]. In April 2024, Black Eagle Books has published the translation of ‘Dhruvaputra’, a Sahitya-Award winning novel, originally written by Amar Mitra in Bengali.

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