Dr. Shoma A. Chatterji, film critic, journalist and author, writes extensively on cinema and gender issues. She also covers media, human rights, development, child rights and contemporary issues. She has been on the panel of several Film Juries at International Film Festivals such as Mannheim-Heidelberg, St. Petersburg, Dona San Sebastian, etc. She has presented papers on television and cinema at Thessaloniki, Greece, Mannheim, Stuttgart and University of Heidelberg, Germany, School of Sound, London, and Asian Film Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Besides contributing to many edited compilations on Indian cinema, she has singly authored 16 published books on cinema, gender issues, short fiction and urban history.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Education and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism and Mass Communications. She obtained her Ph.D. last year, having specialized in Indian cinema.
She won the National Award for Best Film Critic (1991) and the Best Film Critic Award from the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association (1998.) She won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema (2003), a research fellowship from the National Film Archive Pune in 2004-2005, a Senior Research Fellowship from PSBT (Public Service Broadcasting Trust) Delhi in 2007-2008 and the Bharat Nirman Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2004. She won the second prize in an international essay contest held by Humanrightsdefence.org in 2008 for her essay on Eunuchs of India.
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