Biography


Debashis Deb was born in Maligaon, a railway township, a suburb of Guwahati, Assam in 1961. His poems written in Bengali began to appear in wall magazines in 1975. He, along with Dr Kishore Bhattacherjee, now professor of Anthropology and Folklore, Gauhati University and also a renowned Assamese poet, brought out the first and the last issue of a Bengali little magazine called ‘Samayer Shabdo’ – meaning sound of the time in 1978, which died its premature death when he went away to Dibrugarh to join Assam Medical College as a medical student.

In the following three and half decades, he served rural Assam, worked with Indian railways, trained in surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi, taught surgery and simultaneously began practice at different hospitals of south Calcutta.

At the age of fifty, having been away from literature for almost three and half decade, he decided to rediscover his first love – writing.

Soon his short stories began to appear in various magazines like Muse India, Literary Yard etc. He took part in UEA writer`s workshop, held in December 2015, in Kolkata mentored by author Amit Chaudhuri to have some formal training about writing. He was declared a winner in the short story contest held at TATA Literature Festival Mumbai 2016.

His debut novel “A Quivering Happiness” published by Sparrow Publication has been formally released at Kolkata International Book Fair 2017.