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Moushumi Bhowmik
Bengali Singer, Songwriter, Researcher

Moushumi Bhowmik is an Indian singer-songwriter, writer and researcher based in Kolkata, she is known to perform Bengali folk songs, as well as her own compositions. She has lived in many places since her childhood, including Shillong, Santiniketan, Kolkata and London, and extensively travelled in Bangladesh. Moushumi started her career as a journalist by joining The Statesman as a sub-editor. In 1996, she joined Stree, a Kolkata based independent publisher on gender and society, as an editor and began and developed Stree's Bengali titles. Moushumi began to write songs in Bangla in the 1990s. She has released four albums― Tumio Chil Hao (1994), Ekhono Galpo Lekho (2000), Ami Ghor Bahir Kori (2001), Songs from 26H (2017). She has composed for documentaries and art cinema. Bhowmik created The Travelling Archive, based on field recordings from Bengal. Moushumi Bhowmik submitted her PhD dissertation on 'Songs of Absence and Presence: Listening to the Arnold Bake Wax Cylinders from Bengal 1931-34' at Jadavpur University.

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