Antara Dev Sen

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Antara Dev Sen
Antara Dev Sen - Kolkata 2013-02-03 4349 Cropped.JPG
at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2013
Born 1963 (age 53–54)
Cambridge, UK
Residence India, US
Occupation writer, journalist
Spouse(s) Pratik Kanjilal
Parent(s) Amartya Sen
Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Antara Dev Sen (born 1963) is a British–Indian journalist.


Antara Dev Sen was born in Cambridge, UK, the first child and daughter of Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya Sen and novelist Nabaneeta Dev Sen.[1] Antara did her schooling in Delhi and later in Kolkata and higher education in India (Kolkata) and United States. Sen also studied at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 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. She has also worked with the Ananda Bazaar Patrika Group in Calcutta and with The Indian Express in Delhi, where she was Senior Assistant Editor.

On her return to Delhi, she started The Little Magazine and was its founding editor.[2] The magazine predominantly publishes articles on literary themes relating to South Asia. She is also a literary critic and translator, a newspaper columnist and commentator on the media, society, politics, culture and development. She has edited several books including the TLM Short Stories from South Asia series.[3]

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).[4]

Sen is also Managing Trustee of Pratichi, a trust working on education and health.[5]

She is married to journalist Pratik Kanjilal.


  1. ^ "Biography of Amartya Sen". 
  2. ^ "About TLM". The Little Magazine. 
  3. ^ "Antara Dev Sen". The DSC prize for South Asian Literature. 
  4. ^ "India: The Eternal Magic". Amazon. 
  5. ^ "Trustees of Pratichi Trust". 

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