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Rimli Bhattacharya trained in Comparative Literature at Jadavpur and Brown Universities. She works in the fields of gender and performance, children’s literature and primary education. Teaching and research interests include film and the expressive arts across a range of genres and languages. She was script consultant and the production coordinator for a film based on Tagore’s last and most philosophical novel, Char Adhyay, directed by Kumar Shahani in 1997. She has a corpus of translations from Bangla to English, including the Puffin Classic Making a Mango Whistle (2005) from Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s Aam Anthir Bhepu. Her publications include
Binodini Dasi’s ‘My Story and My Life as an Actress’ and Sur Pippa: Notes on Running Feet (co-authored). She currently teaches at the Department of English, University of Delhi.