Dr. Debotri Dhar is an author, editor, columnist, and traveler who teaches Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has presented her work at universities such as Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Michigan, Rutgers, Bonn, Delhi, Oxford, and elsewhere.
Her books, scholarly as well as fiction, include Postcards from Oxford: Stories of Women and Travel (London), the novel Courtesans of Karim Street (New Delhi), The Best Asian Short Stories 2018 (Singapore; edited with introduction), Education and Gender (Bloomsbury: New York, London; edited with introduction), and others. Her short stories such as “A Flute Called Radha” (Penguin Random House), “Meeting Sabita” (Every Day Fiction), “Snakes” (Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction contest, Glimmer Train) and others have been published in literary magazines and anthologies worldwide.
Debotri is the founder of the Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle, a transnational traveling literary initiative to foster a love of books and ideas, cultural exchange, and global understanding through free themed readings. In the US, Hummingbird readings have so far been held in the states of New York, California, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, and Oregon.
Debotri obtained a Masters’ degree in Women’s Studies, with distinction, from Oxford University and a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She is currently working on two new books.