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Antara Dev Sen (born 1963) is a British–Indian journalist.

Antara Dev Sen
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at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2013
Born1963 (age 55–56)
Cambridge, England
ResidenceUnited States
Occupationwriter, journalist
Spouse(s)Pratik Kanjilal
Parent(s)Amartya Sen
Nabaneeta Dev Sen


Antara was born in Cambridge, England and did her schooling in Delhi and later in Kolkata and higher education in India (Kolkata) and United States. Sen also studied at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, Smith College in Massachusetts, United States and at Harvard University. She then joined the Hindustan Times. As a senior editor of the Hindustan Times, she went to Oxford University on a fellowship from the Reuters Foundation. She has also worked with the Ananda Bazaar Patrika Group in Calcutta and with The Indian Express in Delhi, where she was senior assistant editor.

On her return to Delhi, she started The Little Magazine and was its founding editor.[1] The magazine predominantly publishes articles on literary themes relating to South Asia. She is also a literary critic and translator, a newspaper columnist and commentator on the media, society, politics, culture and development. She has edited several books including the TLM Short Stories from South Asia series.[2]

Sen is also managing trustee of Pratichi, a trust working on education and health.[3]


  1. ^ "About TLM". The Little Magazine.
  2. ^ "Antara Dev Sen". The DSC prize for South Asian Literature.
  3. ^ "Trustees of Pratichi Trust".

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