Dr. Surinder K. Datta

Writer from India, born in 1946 in the city of Lahore (then British India). His long literary career extends to more than four decades when it began way back in 1969 with the publication of his first short story in the magazine Thought English Weekly. He contributed actively for the Indian press during more than 22 years (1977-1999), publishing regularly opinion articles and lead cover stories for the main dailies like The Hindustan Times (between 1988-1994), The Statesman (1977-1990), The National Herald (1995-1999) and The Sunday Mail (1988-1990), besides contributions to papers of repute like The Day AfterSunday HeraldThe Deccan Herald and Africa Quarterly. He was also the editor of a political magazine, The Democratic World, for eight years (1978-1986) during which time he steered and oriented the paper to make it inclusive and popular among academics. A team of well-known journalists and cartoonists closely collaborated with him due to his honest dedicated and amiable approach to journalism. During this time, he also participated in university seminars and international conferences besides other academic activity for which he is remembered even today. As for his academic qualifications, Surinder K. Datta received the senior school certificate from the Cambridge University in 1965. He finished his B.A (Hons.) English degree from Delhi University ranking among the top few. This was followed by two M.A degrees, first in English Literature (1970) and then in Philosophy (1973) from the University of Delhi. In 1995, he was awarded a Ph.D in Psychology from IOU, the League of International Universities, Holland, on the theme of Consciousness
E-mail: surinderkdatta@hotmail.com