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Ketaki Kushari Dyson (poet, novelist, playwright, translator, scholar, and critic of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries) grew up and was educated in Calcutta, but has lived in or near Oxford for most of her adult life. She writes bilingually and biculturally, in both Bengali and English, with frequent attention to issues of cultural assimilation, of gender, and of relationships among women. She has published extensively in a wide range of genres: at least ten volumes of poetry (six in Bengali, four in English), six translations (mostly of poetry), three collections of essays, a volume of autobiographical sketches, two Bengali novels, scholarly studies of early British colonists in India and of writer Victoria Ocampo, and three Bengali plays (one of them translated into English). Ketaki Kushari Dyson has co-edited a volume of essays on bilingual women writers, and published articles, essays, and book reviews in Bengali journals.
26 June 1940 Ketaki Kushari (later KKD) was born in Calcutta. Bibliographic Citation link.
1978 Oxford University Press published KKD's doctoral thesis, revised as A Various Universe: A Study of the Journals and Memoirs of British Men and Women in the Indian Subcontinent, 1765-1856. Bibliographic Citation link.
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