Avijit Ghosh works as a senior editor for The Times of India
in New Delhi. Born in Agartala, he grew up in the small towns of Arrah and Ranchi. He graduated in history from St Xavier’s College, Ranchi and earned his Master’s and MPhil degrees from JNU, New Delhi. A journalist for more than twenty-five years, he has written extensively on Hindi cinema and sports. He has also briefly been a film critic for The Telegraph
and The Times of India
. His previous works include Bandicoots in the Moonlight
, a bildungsroman set in 1970s small-town Bihar, and Cinema Bhojpuri
, which won the Special Mention for Best Writing on Cinema in the 2010 National Film Awards. His third book, 40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed
, revisits a bunch of movies that have fallen through the cracks of our memory. He has also written a monograph on film director Phani Majumdar for National Film Archive of India (NFAI).
Avijit is addicted to films, music, football and cricket—not necessarily in that order. He tweets from the handle @cinemawaleghosh.