Nabaneeta Dev Sen was an Indian novelist, academic, children’s author, and poet. She was born in Kolkata, to a poet couple. After obtaining a BA degree in English from Presidency College, she acquired master’s degrees from Jadavpur University and Harvard University. She also did her PhD from Indiana University. Nabaneeta later completed her post-doctoral research, too. She taught at various universities, such as Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, and Jadavpur. She started her writing career with poems but later experimented with prose. Some of her notable works are Ami Anupam, Pratham Pratyay, Truck Bahoney Mac Mahoney, and Sita Theke Suru. Her works encompassed novels, poems, children’s books, travelogues, feminist writings, literary criticism, and essays. Though she predominantly wrote in Bengali, she was well-versed in several languages, such as French, German, and Hebrew. She received many awards, including the Padma Shri and the Sahitya Akademi Award. She was married to economist Amartya Sen, but they divorced later. Nabaneeta died of complications from cancer in 2019.