Dr Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee

Associate Editor

Bio-note

Dr Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee (b. 1947) is a reputed scholar, critic, cultural administrator and translator. He has taught English Literature at a Gauhati university college and Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has also held important positions including Regional Office at Kolkata and Director, National Book Trust at Delhi. He has also edited Sahitya Akademi’s prestigious bi-monthly journal Indian Literature for five years. An accomplished translator from Bengali into English and vice-versa, his English translations of books by major Bengali fiction writers like Mahasweta Devi, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Manik Bandyopadhyay and others have been very well received. A member of the Programme Advisory Committee of the National Translation Mission, Shri Bhattacharjee has been conferred excellence in translation award at the IBBY Congress, London 2012. He has recently co- edited a volume titled Barbed Wire Fence, a compilation of narratives of displacement from the Barak Valley of Assam. Shri Bhattacharjee is currently working as the Director of K.K. Birla Foundation. New Delhi.