Born to a family of theatre practitioners and painters, Ashes Gupta is a professor in the department of English, Tripura University. Having widely travelled Ashes has represented the NE and Tripura across various lit-fests in India. His literary works include Colourscapes: Theorising Colours, The Fragrant Joom-Translation of Modern Kokborok Poetry to English, The Fragrant Joom Revisited: A Translation of Modern Kokborok Poetry to English; The Mystic Mountain: An Anthology of Tripura Bangla Poetry in English, The Golden Rendezvous, Phoenix etal. His areas of interest comprise of Indian English Writing, NE writing, culture and aesthetics, Popular Literature and Culture and Film Studies. A few of his significant documentaries are Vanaaj: In Search of Green, Doibee: An Encounter with the Gods and Fading Melodies: Ethnic Musical Instruments of Tripura.