Rupsa is an Indian author whose creative writing career started at a young age when she won the Bal Shree Presidential honour in creative writing (2012). She writes mostly in English, sometimes in Bengali, and has learnt French and Latin.
Her works explore intersectional dynamics in class and caste, geopolitical strife, feminisation of conflict and structures of oppression through speculative fiction, magic realism and experimental prose.
Rupsa has finished her Master’s in English Literature from Jadavpur University (India, 2020) and is an advocate for Dalit and LGBTQ+ lives and has presented papers in Dalit History Month, JUDE 2017. Her story has been longlisted for the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Currently she is working on a novel which centers around the femininization of conflict, recaptured in an artistic language that is predominantly male.
Having a refugee family history, she is passionate about working with women and children refugees of displaced diaspora in order to collect the narratives and folklore of their communities.
Current and past:
Research intern for Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (2022)
Publications / Achievements
Rupsa Dey believes in the power of language and cats, and is only allergic to the latter.
She believes that if the boundaries of language need to break in order to accommodate the human experience, then she must direct herself to that purpose.
She never says 'No' to tea and if given a chance, would like to believe in a world without borders.