Educated in India and England, Dipli Saikia holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Bristol, where she was a J.N. Tata Fellow and where she later taught.
She read Pali in London and Oxford, has translated from two Indian languages for the BBC’s Atlas India programme, and project-directed an anthology for the South Asian arts archive SALIDAA, where her position was funded by an Arts Council grant and where she was later appointed as a trustee.
Dipli has contributed to:
South Asian Literature in English: An Encyclopedia, Embracing the Other: Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Antiquity, Times Higher Education supplement, History Today, Kyoto Journal, and the Indian Architect and Builder, among others.
She is now based in the Department of Curriculum Studies at The Institute of Ismaili Studies.