Nandana Dutta Department of English, Gauhati University, Assam, India
Nandana Dutta was born in Shillong (erstwhile capital of Assam) and educated at Shillong and Guwahati. She received M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Gauhati University, Assam (India). She is currently teaching at the Department of English, Gauhati University. She has earlier taught at Dibrugarh University (1990–91) and at Handique Girls’ College, Guwahati (1987–90). She has published essays on issues like identity, ethnic diversity, location and theory, and Assam and modernity in journals like Journal of Contemporary Thought (JCT), Interventions, Global South, and Journeys, and in collections like Beyond Counter-Insurgency (2008). Her areas of interest include American Studies, Women’s Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Assam and Modernity, Terror and Ethics, Location and Theory, and English Studies in the Northeast. She has edited, with an introduction, a volume of translated folk tales from the various tribal groups of Assam, titled Mothers, Daughters and Others (forthcoming). She received the Katha Prize for Translation from Assamese in 1999.