Ketaki Kushari Dysonthinksthat a diversity of genres and a vigorous
bi-culturalism and bilingualism are her hallmarks as a writer, and it is her
aim to maintain this quality to the best of her
ability. She does not only write and publish in two languages, Bengali
and English, but also in several genres encompassing the creative and research-based
Despite her stay in England she has never severed her links with the
literary life of her native Bengal and has been functioning as a writer of the
Indian Diaspora since the sixties, writing and publishing extensively in
Bengali magazines before she had anything out in book-form.
She is a writer of the Bengali Diaspora who is claimed by the
Indian-Bengali mainstream and is also read widely in Bangladesh and wherever
there are Bengali-speaking communities in the world. She writes Poetry, essays,
and research-based books in both languages and she translates happily between
the two languages, in both directions. She also got several awards for her
writings. In this interview with VOA Bangla Ketaki Kushari Dyson talks about
her literary works.