Born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani Dasgupta’s writing has appeared in American and Indian journals such as Phoebe, Gulf Stream, and Sugar Mule. In her writing, Sayantani likes to explore the intersection of personal story juxtaposed with political turmoil, popular culture and religion, especially in the context of South Asia, along with answering the question as to what constitutes an Indian identity in an increasingly global world. Sayantani has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Idaho, an M.A. in history from JNU and a B.A. in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. She is the nonfiction editor for Crab Creek Review and currently lives in Moscow, Idaho.