Prof. Amrita Dutta is a writer-editor with 18 years of experience in Indian mainstream newspapers such as The Asian Age, The Telegraph, Hindustan Times and The Indian Express.
She has worked in the fast-paced, rigorous newsroom of The Indian Express for over 14 years, and is currently an Associate Editor with its editorial-opinion team and books page.
Her writing on a range of issues, from literature to culture, gender and citizenship, has been published in various sections of The Indian Express.
For over a decade, she edited and commissioned for the newspaper’s Sunday magazine and books section. She has worked with writers and reporters on long-form narratives that have gone on to win the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in journalism awards for feature writing. In 2007, she received the Priya Chandrasekhar Memorial Award for editing, a part of the umbrella group of the Ramnath Goenka journalism awards. Between 2017 and 2020, she reported on news, culture and politics for the newspaper and its Sunday magazine from Bangalore. Her current research interests are in the history of the Bengali community in the Northeast.