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Ketaki Kushari Dyson
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Ketaki Kushari Dyson poet and translator

Ketaki Kushari Dyson was born in Calcutta and settled in England.


In the Sense that I Touched You (Sahitya Akademi, forthcoming)

Memories of Argentina and Other Poems (Virgilio Libra, Kidlington, 1999)

Spaces I Inhabit (Navana, Calcutta, 1983)

Hibiscus in the North (Old Fire Station Poets Series, Mid-Day Publications Oxford, 1979)

Sap-Wood (Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1978)

Selected Translations

Selected Poems of Buddhadeva Bose (OUP, 2003)

I Won’t Let You Go: Selected Poems by Rabindranath Tagore translator (Bloodaxe, 1991)

Anglo-Saxon Kabita (Navana, Calcutta, 1987)

Academic and Critical Study

Bilingual Women: Anthropological Approaches to Second-Language Use co-editor (Oxford/Providence, 1994)

In Your Blossoming Flower-Garden: Rabindranath Tagore and Victoria Ocampo (Sahitya Akademi, 1988; reprinted 1996)

A Various Universe: A Study of the Journals and Memoirs of British Men and Women in the Indian Subcontinent 1765 – 1856 (Oxford University Press, 1978)

Ketaki Kushari Dyson studied obtained degrees in English Literature from Calcutta University and a Doctorate from Oxford University. She writes poems in both Bengali and English as well as working as a translator between both languages. Ketaki Kushari Dyson was a research associate at Oxford’s Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on women for which she co-edited Bilingual Women: Anthropological Approaches to Second-Language Use.

She led an interdisciplinary research project on the effects of Rabindranath Tagore’s protanopic colour vision on his writings and visual art.

Her play, Raater Rode, which she translated into English for publication in Night’s Sunlight, (Virgilo Libro, Kidlington, 2000) was produced in England as a Millennium Festival Project.

Ketaki Kushari Dyson received the Bhubanmohini Dasi Medal of the University of Calcultta for her contribution to Bengali Letters in 1986, the Ananda Award in 1986 and again in 1997, and the Star Ananda Award in 1999 for Best Bengali of the Year in Literature. In Bengali she has published six full-length collections of poetry, three novels, three plays and two collections of essays with a third forthcoming.

Ketaki Kushari Dyson at Bloodaxe: http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/personpage.asp?author=Ketaki+Kushari+Dyson

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