Abhijit Sen is currently an associate professor of mass communications and media studies at Winston Salem State University, NC. He has an MA degree in comparative literature from Jadavpur University and a Ph.D in mass communications from University of Maryland, College Park. His previous publication on Parabaas was on Sanjoy Mishra. He has also published articles related to the media in Media Asia, Journal of Development Communication, Proteus, and Telegraph (Kolkata).
Alaka Datta holds a Master's degree in Political Scinece from the Calcutta University. She had studied music from Gitabitan. During the '70s and '80s her Rabindrasangeets used to be regularly broadcast from the Akashvani, Kolkata. Reading, music listening, and painting are her hobbies.
Gopa Majumdar is a Bengali, who was born and brought up in Delhi. She graduated in English literature (Indraprastha College, Delhi University). Her formal career as a translator bgan in 1987, when she was asked to contribute to the Namaste magazine in Delhi. She has translated many well-known Bengali authors since then, notably Ashapurna Debi(Subarnalata and Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (Aparajito, as The Unvanquished, on which Satyajit Ray based the second and third parts of the Apu trilogy); but Gopa is best known as the translator of Ray's works. Her first volume of stories by Satyajit Ray (Twenty Stories) was published in May 1992, only a few weeks after his death. So far, she has translated thirty-one of his detective novels, and more than thirty-five of his short stories, and is now working on the rest.
In 1995, she received the Katha award for translation in New Delhi. She received the Sahitya Akademi Award(2001) for her translation of
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay's Aparajito. Gopa lives in London, and tries to promote Indian Literature in the UK.
Indranil Dasgupta was educated at St. Stephen's College, Delhi and at Boston University, from where he obtained a PhD in Physics. Besides writing, he also dabbles with many other things having to do with Bengali language and software, including Parabaas-Axar, a versatile wordprocessing application. The first Bengali novel to appear in the internet was by him (Rahuler Diary Theke). He has many articles in Parabaas.
Ira Pande worked as a university teacher for fifteen years, and then as an editor at Seminar, Biblio, Dorling Kindersley and Roli Books. She has done some work for television and has also acted in the award-winning film Monsoon Wedding. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and editor.
That little drop of dew! -- by `Shivani' (Memoir; PB 03/2010)
Nandan Datta graduated in Electrical Engineering and is currently part of the world-wide software trade. He started writing early, mostly in English, and has published in Sandesh, The Statesman and The Asian Age. Reading, music and travel are among his many interests.
Rajat Baran Chakraborty is a professional artist. He has worked in many magazines. His work also appeared in Sandesh while it was being edited by Satyajit Ray. Currently, Rajat is in the Art Department of the Business Today. He lives in Delhi.
Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay read Electrical Engineering at Jadavpur University, but currently is a Professor of Film Studies in the same University. Published books include: স্থানাংক নির্ণয়, অন্তর্বর্তী প্রতিবেদন, অন্যান্য ও ঋত্বিকতন্ত্র. Recently he has been publishing his blog 'বকম্ বকম্' in the Anandabazar Patrika.
Somjit Dutt is at SUNY, Stony Brook, where he is pursuing a PhD in mathematics. He is seriously interested in many subjects: history, physics, music, philosophy, linguistics, etc. As a child, he has been published in Sandesh and later on, he had published articles in The Statesman.