Dipali Das is a British Bengali writer of plays, short stories and poems. Past and present careers include radio frequency engineer, teacher, workshop facilitator, traveller and mother. Her plays have been performed at Dundee Rep, Royal Court Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre and Birmingham Rep.
The first Writer in Residence at the AIURRC in Manchester Central Library, she facilitated workshops for the award-winning project, Kotha and Kantha, focusing on Bengali history and heritage.
Southern Voices is an educational organisation raising awareness of socio-political issues from a ‘southern’ perspective. Dipali worked on the project Shadows of War and Empire, looking at the role of Black and Asian soldiers during the First World War, and conducted outreach sessions in schools and community groups across Greater Manchester.
Awarded an MA in Film and Media in 2020, she explored the representation of women in Indian cinema, pre- and post-Independence.