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Susmita Dasgupta has a PhD on Amitabh Bachchan from Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has been a Senior Fellow at the National Film Archive of India, Pune, where she worked on the history of ideas of Indian popular cinema since its inception. She teaches film appreciation in management schools, and works as a deputy chief economist with the economic research unit of the ministry of steel. She has written extensively for several prominent journals that cover issues of sociology, media and political economy.
Her forthcoming book is an appreciation of the popular Hindi film Deewar.