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Rimi B Chatterjee

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Nationality  Indian
Name  Rimi Chatterjee

Role  Author
Education  University of Oxford
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Occupation  Novelist, Reader at Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Period  Modern, Sixteenth-century India
Genre  General, science fiction, historical
Books  The City of Love, Empires of the Mind: A History of the Oxford University Press in India Under the Raj

Rimi B. Chatterjee is an author based in Kolkata, India. She has published three novels and one academic history which won the SHARP deLong Prize for History of the Book in 2006, as well as a number of translations and short stories. She has been nominated twice for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award, once for fiction and once for translation. She teaches English at Jadavpur University.



  • Black Light
  • The City of Love
  • Signal Red
  • Stories

  • "The Garden of Bombahia", about the sixteenth-century scientist and heretic Garcia da Orta, appeared in Wasafiri 24(3): pp. 98–106.
  • "The First Rasa", about a woman printer in Calcutta's nineteenth-century pleasure district, came out in Kolkata: Book City: Readings, Fragments, Images, ed. Sria Chatterjee and Jennie Renton (Edinburgh: Textualities, 2009).
  • "Jessica", about an Anglo-Indian woman hairdresser of Portuguese descent in a Bengali neighbourhood in Calcutta, came out in Vislumbres: Bridging India and Iberoamerica 1 (2008): pp. 58–9.
  • "The Key to All the Worlds", appeared in Superhero: The Fabulous Adventures of Rocket Kumar and Other Indian Superheroes, published by Scholastic India in 2007. ISBN 81-7655-821-4
  • Graphic stories

  • 'Killer' in Comix India Vol. 2: Girl Power
  • 'The Bookshop on the Hill' in Drighangchoo Issue 3, Kolkata 2010. Part 2 of the story forthcoming in Drighangchoo Issue 4.
  • Histories

    Empires of the Mind won the SHARP deLong Prize for 2007, an international academic prize awarded annually by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing for outstanding work in the history of the book.


    Rimi B. Chatterjee Wikipedia