She is Bengali Indian born in London of Bengali Parents. Her father a librarian and mother is a teacher. She grew up in Rhodes Island, US. She has visited Calcutta many a times with her parents and that has left a lasting impression on her.
She is honored with the 2000 Pulitzer prize and The prestigious American Prize.
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She completed her creative writing Graduate programme in Boston University. 'Interpreter of Maladies' a slim collection of nine superbly crafted short stories. The book is on Amazon.com's best seller list.