ornamentAcademic & Creative writer

I grew up in Kolkata, India, and spent most of my life there before coming to the Netherlands. I live in Amsterdam with my husband and daughter and teach in Leiden and The Hague.

Writing is a passion for me that has, over the last decade, extended beyond the realm of the academic. I have recently completed writing a collection of shorts; I blog about Indian cinema and my life in the Netherlands; and write an occasional column on contemporary Indian culture.


Dr. Rituparna Roy
Lecturer at Leiden University College


New Book: Gariahat Junction

I am now seeking representation for Gariahat Junction:
It is a collection of ten short stories, of contemporary Indian women who have reached a critical juncture in their lives. Set primarily in post liberalized, post-millennial Kolkata, it mostly explores the lives of middle-class Bengali women in or from the city.