Sayantani DasGupta

Originally trained in pediatrics and public health, Dr. Sayantani DasGupta, a New York Times best-selling author, teaches at the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, all at Columbia University. She is the author of several academic texts as well as the Bengali folktale-inspired middle grade fantasy series from Scholastic, Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond (The Serpent’s Secret, 2018; Game of Stars 2019; The Chaos Cures, 2020). You can find out more about her work at