Poet, translator and russologist Dr. Sajal Dey hails from Kolkata, West Bengal. He received his education at the universities of Calcutta, Santiniketan (Visva-Bharati) and Hyderabad (CIEFL/EFLU). He has authored four collections of poems and translated an award-winning Assamese novel into Bangla for Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Sajal has translated short stories, plays and poems from Russian, Hindi and English for a number of literary and scholarly journals. His academic interests include Rabindranath, Linguistics and Foreign Language Studies (including Russian Studies).
Sajal got his PhD degree in Russian from Bhasha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan and is currently teaching Russian on the picturesque Shillong campus of the English and Foreign Languages University. He is presently engaged in translating the first Esperanto autobiography by an Indian into Bangla.