Sumana Roy

Sumana Roy is the author of How I became a Tree, a work of nonfiction, Missing: A Novel, Out of Syllabus: Poems and My Mother’s Lover and Other Stories, a collection of short stories.

The ‘note’ economy

A brief history of English-literature exams in contemporary India.

Aug 03, 2020

Blind water

A short story.

Feb 26, 2019

My mother’s head

A short story

Sep 03, 2016

Death by Darjeeling and other poems

Nephew, Verbs, and Hiding

May 27, 2016

We are all Facebook poets

What happens when publishing your thoughts is a simple mouse-click away?

Aug 08, 2013

A and the i-stalk

Runner-up in the Online-istan fiction competition.

Jul 15, 2013

How not to write a history of Gorkhaland

Romit Bagchi's book on Darjeeling and the Gorkhaland movement rings hollow.

Feb 22, 2013

Naming Naxalbari

How a village became the name of a fear.

Oct 01, 2010

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