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Dr. Namrata Pathak (Guest-Editor) teaches in North-Eastern Hill University, Tura, Meghalaya. She has two books up her sleeves, Trends in Contemporary Assamese Theatre (2015) and Women’s Writing from North-East India (2017). Her articles and research papers are published in national and international journals of repute.

Nabina Das is the author of four books – a short story collection, The House of Twining Roses: Stories of the Mapped and the Unmapped; a novel, Footprints in the Bajra; and two poetry collections, Blue Vessel, and Into the Migrant City. She co-edited 40 under 40: an anthology of Post-Globalization Poetry with Semeen Ali. She teaches creative writing in universities and workshops.

Nabanita Kanungo is from Shillong, Meghalaya. Her poems have appeared in Caravan, Planet (The Welsh Internationalist), Prairie Schooner, Indian Literature, Lakeview, Journal of the Poetry Society of India, Muse India and The Dhauli Review; the anthologies, Ten: The New Indian Poets, (Nirala Publications, 2013), Gossamer (Kindle, 2016) and 40 under 40: An Anthology of Post-Globalisation Poetry (Poetrywala, 2016), and webzines such as The Sunflower Collective, The Tribe, and Raiot. A Map of Ruins, her first book of poems, was published by the Sahitya Akademi in 2014.

Easterine Kire (Iralu) is a poet, writer, and novelist from Nagaland. She is one of the finest story tellers from the region and has written several books in English including three collections of poetry and short stories. Her first novel, A Naga Village Remembered, was the first-ever Naga novel to be published. Easterine Kire has translated 200 oral poems from her native language, Tenyidie, into English. She is also the Founder-partner of the publishing house called Barkweaver, which publishes Naga folktales, children’s stories and real stirring stories of ordinary people. She bagged the prestigious Hindu Prize for her novel, When the River Sleeps in 2015.

Sumana Roy‘s first book, How I Became a Tree, a work of non-fiction, was published in India in February. Her poems and essays have appeared in Granta, Guernica, LARB, Drunken Boat, the Prairie Schooner, and other journals. She lives in Siliguri in India.

Nitoo Das is a birder, caricaturist and poet. She teaches English at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Her first collection of poetry, Boki, was published in 2008.

Leisangthem Gitarani Devi teaches English at Shivaji College, University of Delhi. Her research interests lie in Manipuri literature, particularly women’s writing, and folklore studies from North-East India. Her other areas of research include postcolonial literatures and gender studies.

Dibyajyoti Sarma, a writer, poet, translator, teacher and journalist, has published two volumes of poetry (Glimpses of a Personal History, 2004; Pages from an Unfinished Autobiography, 2014), and co-edited an academic volume for Sage India (Whistling in the Dark, 2009), besides various writing credits in various journals.

Sabreen Ahmed teaches in Nowgong College, Assam.

Sanghamitra De teaches in Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, Assam.

Stuti Goswami teaches in the Department of English, Jagiroad College, Assam.

Nizara Hazarika teaches in Sonapur  College, Guwahati, Assam.

Payal Jain teaches in the Department of English, Cotton University, Assam.

Abantika Dev Ray completed her Masters in English Literature from Jadavpur University in 2016. Originally from Silchar, Assam, she has been staying in Kolkata for the past six years, and is also a practicing Rabindrasangeet singer.

Devastuti Sharma teaches in North Guwahati College, Assam.

Parvin Sultana teaches in P. B. College, Gauripur, Assam.

Photo: Native Planet


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