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Ananya Sarkar

Besides her fulltime job as editor, Ananya Sarkar is a freelance short story writer, reviewer and poet of sorts. She has earned her Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. Her work has been published in The Times of India, Woman’s Era, New Woman, 4indianwoman, Children’s World, Muse India, Induswomanwriting, Conversations Across Borders, and Indian Ruminations. Ananya won the first prize in the Story Writing Contest organised by the American Library as part of the Fiction Festival, 2008 and was shortlisted for the Pomegranate National Short Story Competition, 2011. In 2012, she secured the second position in the LoudReview Review Writing Competition and the first position in the Induswomanwriting Poetry Contest. An interview of the eminent journalist and writer C.Y.Gopinath was conducted by Ananya, which eventually got published in Muse India.
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“There is discrimination even before they can dream of being a writer” Shivani Gupta, Founder of AccessAbility

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Thirsty Fish – Ananya Sarkar, Kolkatta

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