Parimal Bhattacharya [b. 1964] is a bilingual writer and translator. His nearly a dozen books, written in Bengali and English, fall in the indeterminate category between fiction, memoir, history and travelogue, and cover a range of subjects, from the struggles of a central Indian tribe to the dreams of Andrei Tarkovsky.
Parimal went to work in Darjeeling in the 1990s and was smitten by the Himalayas. He has not recovered since; instead, he has written two books on his ailment.
Parimal is an associate professor in the Department of English, Maulana Azad College, Kolkata.