Dipali Das is a British Bengali writer of plays, short stories, and poems. Past and present careers include RF Engineer, Teacher, Workshop Facilitator, Traveller and Mother. Her writing has been performed at the Dundee Rep Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Tay, Royal Exchange Theatre, and Birmingham Rep.
In 2016, she became the first Writer in Residence at the AIURRC in Manchester Central Library, collaborating with Bangladeshi women to produce a memoir-based, award winning project, Kotha and Kantha.
Southern Voices is an educational organisation, which has been decolonising the curriculum since the 1990s. Dipali worked on Shadows of War and Empire, an exhibition which was displayed at the People’s History Museum in Manchester in 2017. She also ran workshops in schools and community groups across Greater Manchester to raise awareness of the events of World War One, from a southern perspective. In 2020, she was awarded an MA in Film & Media and is now working on a PhD, examining the history of Indian Cinema on British Television.
ART MENTOR FOR:
Deniz, “Untitled Dagger”
Goldis Gorji, “The Lasting Fate of Zahaak”