Professor Kunal Basu is an eminent author who has published seven novels – The Opium Clerk, The Miniaturist, Racists, The Yellow Emperor’s Cure, Kalkatta, The Endgame and Sarojini’s Mother– and a collection of stories The Japanese Wife, the lead story of which has been made into an award winning film. His work has been widely translated and nominated for awards. He has also written four novels in Bengali, which aredue for publication in English. He has authored a photo essay – Intimacies – and written extensively on the indigenous arts. Professor Basu has presented his literary work in more than 30 international literary festivals, conducted writing workshops and held prestigious fellowships in the USA and in Australia. The Shakespeare Society has published a volume of essays on his historical novels, Romancing the Strange: The Fiction of Kunal Basu. He has acted on stage and screen, and directed documentary films.
Professor Kunal Basu lives in Oxford, UK, where he is a fellow of Green Templeton College and was until recently a tenured professor at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. A PhD from the University of Florida, he has published extensively on Marketing topics as well as on Corporate Social Responsibility. His research has appeared in leading academic journals and he has won the Sheth Award for the best article from the Academy of Marketing Science. He was elected the international visiting scholar at the Coca Cola Centre for Marketing Studies and was awarded the Royal Bank of Canada Teaching Innovation Award. The People’s University of China (Beijing) has conferred upon him an honorary visiting professorship. Professor Basu consults frequently with major corporations and government departments.
Professor Kunal Basu is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Centre for Learning Futures of Ahmedabad University and affiliated to School of Arts and Sciences.