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Rimi Barnali Chatterjee
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25 Jul, 1969
India - South Asia
Genres Fiction, Academic, Poetry, Blogger, Translator
Languages English, Bengali
Rimi B. Chatterjee is a novelist, blogger and academic. Her second novel The City of Love, about the quest for love and enlightenment against the backdrop of the spice trade and piracy in sixteenth century Bengal, came out in October 2007 with Penguin India.
Her first novel, Signal Red, a near-future science fiction story about a scientist, came out in 2005, also with Penguin. Her book Empires of the Mind: A History of Oxford University Press in India During the Raj, won the SHARP deLong Book Prize for 2007.
She also writes poetry and short fiction, and blogs at http://rimibchatterjee.net/. Having been born in the UK, she came to India at the age of ten. She teaches English at Jadavpur University, has worked in publishing for the imprints Stree and Samya. She is now working on her next novel, a far future science fiction story titled Flip!
The SHARP deLong Book Award for best work in the History of the Book, 2007, for Empires of the Mind
The City of Love (New Delhi: Penguin, 2007)
Empires of the Mind: A History of Oxford University Press in India During the Raj (New Delhi: OUP, 2006)
Signal Red: A Novel (New Delhi: Penguin, 2005)
Plus sundry short stories, articles and chapters in books
Bhatkal & Sen
Titu Mir, by Mahasweta Devi
Apon Katha: My Story, by Abanindranath Tagore
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