Sibaji Bandyopadhyay is former Professor of Cultural Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), and former Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Among his many books are: Three Essays on the Mahabharata: Exercises in Literary Hermeneutics (2016); Gopal–Rakhal Dvandasamas: Uponibeshbad o Bangla Sishu-Sahitya (2015), translated into English as The Gopal–Rakhal Dialectic: Colonialism and Children’s Literature in Bengal (2015); Sibaji Bandyopadhyay Reader (2012); and The Colonial Chronotope (1994). Besides essays, he writes poems, stories, novels and plays in Bengali. The first volume of his Complete Works (including English writing) was released in 2017. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay has received the Vidyasagar Memorial Award 2010 for lifetime achievement in the sphere of Bengali prose; the Sisir Kumar Das Memorial Award 2010 for his contributions to Bengali literature; and the Buddhadeva Bose Memorial Award 2016 for his contributions in the arena of Bengali and English essays.