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Debasish Mishra is a Senior Research Fellow in English Literature at National Institute of Science Education and Research, HBNI, Bhubaneswar, India. Prior to his current engagement, he has worked in United Bank of India and taught at Central University of Odisha. He is the recipient of the Bharat Award for Literature in 2019 and the Reuel International Best Upcoming Poet Prize in 2017. He is a published poet and short-story writer, whose work has appeared in globally acclaimed magazines such as North Dakota Quarterly, California Quarterly, Penumbra, Amsterdam Quarterly, The Headlight Review, Writer's Resist, Enchanted Conversation, and elsewhere. He has presented papers in prestigious forums of the University of South Dakota (USA), the University of Sheffield (UK), and Indian Institute for Human Settlements. He has published academic articles and book reviews in journals such as Mortality (Taylor and Francis), The Expository Times (Sage), Forum for Modern Language Studies (Oxford UP), and Muse India. In addition to academic and creative writing, he also writes opinion essays on current affairs, which have thus far found their homes in The Logical Indian, The Times of India, Orissa Post, Odisha Bytes, The Assam Tribune, and elsewhere.
The colonial hangover in the Indian education system
Textbooks should amend the terse and inaccurate statement attributing the discovery of India to Vasco Da Gama