Antara Dev Sen

Inside Biography


Antara Dev Sen was born on January 1st, 1963 in Calcutta, India. She is a British- Indian journalist. Her father, Amartya Sen is the Noble Prize winner of economics and her mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen is a novelist. She is the eldest daughter of her family. She has two sisters and a brother, Nandana Sen, Indrani Sen and Kabir Sen respectively. He has spent her entire childhood in Calcutta. She is of Indian nationality.

Education and Career

Antara Sen has completed her schooling from Calcutta and higher education in Delhi, India. She has also attended Smith College in Ma s sachusetts, United States as well as at Harvard University. Following that, she joined Hindustan Times as a senior editor. She has also worked with Ananda Bazaar Patrika (ABP) group which is in Calcutta, The Indian Express in Delhi. In Indian, Express Antara was a Senior Assistant Editor. Presently she is managing Trustee of Pratichi which is a trust working on education and health.

Later on, Antara Sen started a magazine named The Little Magazine and worked as its founding editor. The magazine predominantly published articles related to literary themes relating to South Asia. Antara is also a newspaper columnist and commentator on the media, literary critic and translator, politics, society, culture and development.

Her work also includes editing several books like TLM Short Stories from South Asia series. In the year 2000, she wrote a book named India, the Eternal Magic. As a journalist, Antara Sen has written a Red Cross report on Angola which includes traveling to rebel territories.

Awards and achievements

During Antara Sen’s career till date, she has received a number of awards. She has received Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award, Ramnath Goenka India Press Photo Awards, Screen Awards, FE Women in Business Awards, Intelligent Enterprise Awards, Security Strategist Award, Uptime Champion Awards, Express TravelWorld Awards, Pharma Excellence Awards and Healthcare Excellence Awards.

Personal life

Antara Sen is married to Pratik Kanjilal. Her husband is also a leading columnist a s sociate with The Indian Express. It is not known whether the couple has any child or not. Other than her marriage there is no any information about her boyfriends or any affairs. It seems Antara has kept her personal life in low profile. Currently, she resides in Delhi, India.


by ab-niranjan, 12 Dec, 2016

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