"The women in Dhar's work seize the trajectory of the road and navigate it on their own terms."
- New York Journal of Books
Author. Educator. Editor. Traveler
Dr. Debotri Dhar has lived multiple lives in India, the United States, United Kingdom, and other named and unnamed countries in-between. The author of novels, short stories, curated and edited scholarly volumes, essays, academic articles, and newspaper columns, she loves juggling the critical and the creative.
Dr. Dhar earned a Bachelors in Economics from Delhi University (India), a Masters in Women's Studies, with distinction, from the University of Oxford (UK), a Ph.D in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University (USA), and currently teaches Women's Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA. She has given papers, invited presentations, and talks at universities such as Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Boston, U-Penn, Michigan, Delhi, Oxford and elsewhere, while also speaking in non-university settings such as public libraries and the British Council as well as venues accessible to a wider public. A recipient of several prizes in the US, Debotri was shortlisted for a Young Writers’ Award in India for her most recent novel.
Debotri’s other interests include music, painting, cinema, and the culinary arts. She likes, in no particular order, mountains, middle mists, fall colors, raindrops, riverside walks, the first snow of the season, hope, and hummingbirds.
She is the Founder of The Hummingbird Global Writers' Circle.
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