SIDDIQ AALAM was born in 1952 in Purulia, a small town in India. Since 1983 he has lived in Calcutta. He holds an M.A. in English and also a degree in law. Currently he is Senior Joint Commissioner in the Directorate of Commercial Taxes, Government of India. He has authored a novel and two collections of his short stories, Akhri Cha'on and Lamp Jalanevale, have been published. He has also published poems, plays, and critical essays in prominent literary magazines.


photo of Siddiq Alam