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Through the Years

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    2012

    Red Ink Literary Agency

    After facing rejections from several other literary agencies, New Delhi-based Red Ink Literary Agency agreed to represent The Mug of Melancholy and the forthcoming titles in the series. Sharvani Pandit, Head of Editorial at the Agency, who also served as the editor for The Mug of Melancholy, read the early drafts... click to open

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    2013

    Tara Press

    The Mug of Melancholy was submitted to five publishing houses, all of which rejected it. In late 2013, Tara Press agreed to take on the manuscript.

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    From the Facebook Page and Instagram feed of Tara — India Research Press, based in... click to open

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    2014

    Graduating from School

    In April 2014, Rohit Chakraborty graduated from Garden High School after completing his ISCs, finishing a decade long stay at the School, where he had served as the Prefect, Senior Prefect, and, in the final year, Captain of his... click to open

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    2014

    Presidency University

    Rohit sat for the Presidency University entrance examination to study English Literature at the undergraduate level at the University. The examination, which was held in the Main Building, brought more than three thousand hopefuls. He stood third in the examination and earned a plac... click to open

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    2014

    Jadavpur University

    Rohit appeared for the Jadavpur University entrance examination to study English Literature at the undergraduate level at the University. The examination, held at different locations in the campus, brought more than six thousand applicants. He stood fourth in the examination and ear... click to open

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    2015

    Publication of 'The Mug of Melancholy'

    The Mug of Melancholy was published Tara Press, New Delhi, on February 13, 2015. With an initial print run of two thousand copies, the novel was made available in libraries, and for purchase from online stores, and most importantly,... click to open

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    2015

    Campus Diaries Online Internship

    Since November 14, 2015, Rohit has been serving as an editorial intern after undergoing a rigorous selection process which involved over four hundred applicants. An internship for writers, photographers, and filmmakers, around forty interns were selected to create content for Campus... click to open

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    2016

    Kindle Magazine

    In January 2016, Rohit began a month-long internship at Kindle Magazine, Calcutta. The Magazine, headed by the editor-in-chief, Pritha Kejriwal, has published the works of Marcus Du Sautoy, Annie Zaidi, Gulzar, and Jeet Thayil, among others. As part of... click to open

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    2016

    "Ella's Song"

    On February 2, 2016, Kindle Magazine published Rohit's short story, "Ella's Song", in its February 2016 issue titled "Half Love". The issue carried interviews with Ben Okri, Imtiaz Ali, and Alberto Ruiz Sánchez. This was Rohit's first short st... click to open
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    2016

    25 Under 25

    On February 16, 2016, Rohit was included in the Winners' List of Campus Diaries' "25 Under 25" in the "Writing" category.

    He will join the winners, mentors, and members of the Grand Jury, at the "25 Under 25" Grand Summit that will be held on Ma... click to open

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    2016

    Campus Diaries "25 Under 25" Grand Summit

    On March 13, 2016, Rohit Chakraborty was felicitated, along with twenty-four other finalists, in the "Writing" Category, at the Campus Diaries "25 Under 25" Grand Summit. The Summit, held at the Zuri Whitefield in Bengaluru was a two-day event where finalists from four categories -... click to open