Benazir Durdana

Benazir Durdana (21 June- 1953-8 April 1998) was born in Dhaka where she had her early schooling. After completing her Intermediate, she enrolled in the Department of English, University of Dhaka. After studying for two years in the department, she left for the United States, to study at Smith College. Graduating from Smith College, she returned to Dhaka and joined the Department of English, University of Dhaka as lecturer. On leave from the University of Dhaka, she completed her Master’s from the University of Atlanta (1985). Subsequently she did her PhD from Ohio State University (1997) on Muslim India in Anglo- Indian fiction. Diagnosed with cancer the year she completed her doctoral studies, Durdana passed away shortly afterwards leaving behind a husband and three children.

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