Imran Hussain

Imran Hussain (b. 1966) is a creative writer, translator, lexciographer and critic who writes in Assamese. His forte is the genre of the short-fiction and he is critically acclaimed for his collection Hudumdao Aru Anannya Golpo, published by Sahitya Akademi in 2003. His fiction deeply blends folklore, myth and subaltern consciousness to depict contemporary socio-political reality of the north-eastern corner of India. His stories have been translated to English, Bengali, Bodo, Oriya, Marathi and Gujarati. His short story “Baak” (The Water Spirit) is taught in the Departments of English at the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Minnesota, USA.

His singular work Adhunik Aru Uttar Adhunik Poribhakhakosh (2011) is a significant compilation of modern and postmodern terminology of literary theory, linguistics and folkloristics. Hussain has edited Rupantarar Gadya (Post-war Assamese stories, 2006) and Asthir Prantar (Selected stories of Manto, 2011). He has received the Katha Award, Chandraprabha Barua Memorial Award, Jehirul Hussain Memorial Award. Lately, his translated short stories have been published as The Water Spirit and Other Stories, by Harper Perennial in 2015.

Presently he works as an Associate Professor in Political Science at Sipajhar College, Assam.