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Anita Pati

Doctoral Student in Creative Writing - Anita’s thesis is entitled ‘Ryot: famine as a site of diasporic unrest'.

Research Project Title:

Ryot: famine as a site of diasporic unrest



Prof Sinead Morrissey, Prof Preti Taneja and Prof Neelam Srivastava

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Brief Outline of Research Project:

How famine, particularly the Great Odisha Famine (1866), manifests today in the diasporic body, expressed through a hybrid work of poetry/narrative non-fiction.


Pati, A. Hiding to Nothing (2022), Pavilion Poetry - debut poetry collection

Pati, A. Dodo Provocateur (2019), The Rialto - debut poetry pamphlet


  • Northern Bridge Consortium Studentship (2023)
  • Society of Authors Foundation grant (2020)
  • Arts Council DYCP grant (2019)

Academic Background:

  • City University: PGDip Periodical Journalism
  • London Metropolitan University: MA Information Services Management
  • Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London: BA English Literature