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Oindri Sengupta


First Language(s): Bengali
Second Language(s): English


Oindri Sengupta is an Assistant Teacher of English at a Govt. School in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She had been published in journals like The Lake (UK), Istanbul Literary Review, Chiron Review (USA), Outlook India, Plato's Caves Online, Abridged (Northern Ireland), Poetica Review (UK), Parcham Online, etc. and upcoming in Dreich Magazine (Scotland). After the Fall of a Cloud (Hawakal Publishers, New Delhi, 2022) is her debut book of poetry.


What was your favorite book as a child?

As a child I used to read a lot of fairy tales and the folk tales that represented my land. And my growing up years that shaped my literary cravings were mostly spent reading Tagore and European classics.

What was the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

I started writing in my early 20s when I was struggling with depression and chronic pain from endometriosis. As a result I was particularly driven by the thought of finding my own identity in a complicated world that pushed me in finding an outlet through writing. So precisely this worked as a motivation in writing creatively.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

Finding love in the most unexpected of circumstances is the most thrilling thing I have experienced till now, I believe.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

In my work place when I get some moment to breathe I try to write while listening to music. I do that so that I can keep my mind in place from all the noise around me.


Rituals of Burning
Issue Spring '23

Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz