Kushal Dutta (1976) is a poet, journalist, photographer and editor writing in the Assamese language, has five collections of poems and three other non-fictions. He has also edited a number of literary, cultural, GK, cine magazines, souvenirs and books. He was awarded the JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP (2002-04, Govt. of India); the MUNIN BARKATAKI AWARD (2003); the KATHAMALITA AWARD (2011) and the SRIJAN SAHITYA SAMMAN (2013). Moreover, he has participated in several major literary events, including NEW VOICES (Bhubaneswar 2004, organized by Sahitya Akademi); the 51ST AKASHVANI KAVI SAMMELAN (Ujjain 2007, by All India Radio); the 31ST SAARC FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE (New Delhi 2010, by FOSWAL); the 2nd KAVYA HOTRA (Goa, 2016, by Goa Kala Academy), All India Poetry Festival (New Delhi, 2016, by Sahitya Akademi) etc. His first ever photo exhibition (along with painting based on Dutta’s poems entitled ‘the baya’s nest’ by Manjit Rajkhowa) was held at State Art Gallery, Guwahati from 4th to 9th Feb. 2013. By profession Kushal is a journalist working with Dainik Asam, an Assamese daily from Guwahati.