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Reba Som

Reba Som studied history at Presidency College, Kolkata, standing first class first both at the BA and MA examinations, and obtained a PhD from Calcutta University. She was the recipient of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 2000-02, and served as the regional director of the Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata, from 2008 to 2013. Her publications include Differences within Consensus: The Left-Right Divide in the Congress (1995), Subhas Chandra Bose and the Resolution of the Women’s Question (2002), Gandhi, Bose, Nehru and the Making of the Modern Indian Mind (2004) and Rabindranath Tagore: The Singer and his Song (2009).
Reba Som is a trained singer of Rabindrasangeet and Nazrul Geeti; her compact disc albums, Selected Songs of Rabindranath Tagore (Saregama, 2005) and Love Songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam (Times Music, 2016), include her English translations of the lyrics.

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