Prof. Trisha Gupta is an independent writer and critic with over fourteen years of experience in the media.
After full-time stints at Time Out Delhi, Tehelka and the literary journal Biblio, she turned freelance in 2010. She has helped launch a city magazine, copy-edited senior academics and first-time fiction-writers, and been Associate Editor of the bilingual literary journal Pratilipi.in. She has been a columnist for the Sunday Guardian, the Hindu Business Line and The Voice of Fashion. For the last seven years, she has written a weekly column on cinema for the Mumbai Mirror (now called TOI Plus in its digital avatar).
She writes for a wide range of publications, including Scroll, The Caravan, Mint Lounge, India Today and Nat Geo Traveller, among many others. Her body of work includes reviews, features, op-eds, interviews, profiles and critical essays, and ranges from longform writing to short pieces. While closely following developments in cinema and literature, she also writes about theatre, photography, art, architecture, heritage and habitat conservation, and the class-, caste- and gender-based politics of urban life in India.
Her academic grounding is in history and socio-cultural anthropology. After a B.A. (Hons.) in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, she received an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Cambridge, followed by an M.Phil in anthropology from Columbia University in 2008.
Her first book (non-fiction) will be published by Amazon Westland in 2022.
As an Associate Professor at the Jindal School of Journalism and Communication, she teaches writing courses, as well as courses drawing on her varied interests in culture and society.