Saikat Majumdar is a novelist and critic. He was educated in India and in the United States, where he taught for several years, most recently at Stanford University, before returning to India. He teaches courses in modern and contemporary world literature in English, critical theory, the novel and narrative, colonial and postcolonial studies, and fiction and nonfiction writing. Saikat is the author of five books- most recently, the novel The Scent of God (Simon & Schuster, 2019), and College: Pathways of Possibility (Bloomsbury, 2018), a book on undergraduate education in India written for a general audience.