Pragya Bhagat was born in New Delhi, but spent her childhood in five different countries. At the age of fifteen she immigrated to America, where she studied Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, Pragya taught science to sixth and eighth grade students at KIPP Austin College Prep.

Volunteering with the survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster drove her to shift back to India after a decade in America. She lived in a Rajasthani village for six months and completed her Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Pragya spent the next three years working with Teach for India in Hyderabad.

Her work has been published in The Hans India, The Open Road Review, Muse India, the Huffington Post, Helter Skelter, and The Better India. She has performed her poetry in Mumbai, New Delhi, Austin, and Washington, D.C. She also performs poetry with Kommune’s The Storytellers. Currently, Pragya lives in the hills of Kumaon, writing.


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