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Noora Shamsi Bahar

Noora Shamsi Bahar is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and Modern Languages, North South University. She completed her MA in English from The University of Western Ontario and has been teaching undergraduate students since 2010. She has presented research papers on the themes of violence (on the page, stage, and screen), performative revenge, rape trauma, childhood defiance, and transgressive womanhood in Oxford, Prague, and Dhaka. These papers have been published as book chapters and journal articles. Despite being born to Iranian parents, Ms. Bahar finds pleasure in reading short fiction in Bengali – her third language, and translating them into English. Her translations have been published in anthologies, magazines, literary journals, and dailies – at home and abroad. She has also translated a graphic novel, a travelogue, and the dialogues of an independent film (to be used as its subtitles). Ms. Bahar won the prestigious Tagore Award for translated fiction (2021), sponsored by the literary journal, The Antonym.