Purnasree Nag nee Sarkar was born to a doctor father who was in service with the Damodar Valley Corporation and a simple mother who turned their house into a haven. Her childhood was spent listening to stories of the war in Burma, where her father served the Indian National Army as a doctor. Schooling spread across several branches of Mount Carmel in Bihar and Bengal, she passed out of Carmel High School Kolkata in the year 1978. Sibling to a brilliant brother, life was tasking keeping pace with the standards set. Often exemplified as a bold outspoken woman she started setting her own standards and preferred being ‘different’ from any other. Purnasree completed her post graduation in Economics from Jadavpur University and started working for a Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata. She left her job when her son was two and devoted time raising her two children. In between, she worked as a Guest Lecturer in a college under Calcutta University and resumed her responsibilities at the Chamber in 2007 after a gap of fifteen years.
At the request of Aniruddha Bose to adapt his Bengali Novel ‘DEKHA’ into English, Purnasree took up the daunting task of bringing forth the East to the West through the eyes of a young Brit of Indian origin, in a new light through the English version of the novel THE VISION. As the first step in her literary pursuit, this is perhaps the beginning of a new dimension in her life. She has rendered in English another Bengali bestseller of Aniruddha Bose CANVASE as CANVAS.
Publications of Purnasree Nag:
- The Vision
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