Prof. Uttaran Das Gupta has a more than a decade of experience in newsrooms of The Times of India, The Telegraph, and Business Standard as well as Deutsche Welle (Berlin) and The Financial Times (London). He has also written for The Statesman and The Wire. At present, he writes two columns—“Frames per Second” (on cinema and politics) and “Verse Affairs” (on Indian English Poetry). He also reviews books and films, and conducts long-form interviews with literary personalities. He was at the Sangam House residency for writers in January 2016, and was awarded the Robert Bosch India-Germany Media Ambassadors fellowship in 2018 and the Chevening South Asia Journalism fellowship in 2019. His book of poems, Visceral Metropolis, was published in 2017 and his novel, Ritual, will be out in early 2020.
His research interests include South Asian writers in exile, cinema and censorship, and editing as a bulwark against “fake news”.