Antara Dev Sen

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Antara Dev Sen at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2013.

Antara Dev Sen is a British-Indian journalist.


Antara Dev Sen was born in Belfast, UK, the first daughter of Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya Sen and novelist Nabaneeta Dev Sen. Antara did her schooling in Belfast and higher education in Delhi, India. Sen also studied at Smith College in Massachusetts, United States and at Harvard University. She then joined the Hindustan Times. As a senior editor of the Hindustan Times, she went to Oxford University on a fellowship from the Reuters Foundation.

On her return to Delhi, she started The Little Magazine and was its founding editor. The magazine predominantly publishes articles on literary themes relating to South Asia. Dev Sen also writes for openDemocracy and is an advisor for Words Without Borders.

As a journalist, Antara wrote a Red Cross report on Angola which involved travelling to rebel territories. Antara has prepared reports on the South Asian tsunami and Indian general elections of 2004[citation needed]. She has also written India, the Eternal Magic (2000).

She is married to journalist Pratik Kanjilal.

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