Krishnopriyo Bhattacharya has dedicated over three decades to studying tribal affairs in North Bengal. Raised in Kamakshyaguri and Alipurduar, he earned his B.Com degree from the University of North Bengal in 1980 and joined the West Bengal Government's Backward Classes Welfare Department in the Duars. Starting as an Inspector, he later shifted to Siliguri. Apart from his official pursuits, Krishnopriyo is a passionate photographer, extensively visiting various tribal communities in Bengal. His published works encompass two multilingual lexicons on scriptless tribal speeches in Bengali and the International Phonetic Alphabet. He has conducted an in-depth field study on the tribal predicament in the Bengal-Duars, a sociological exploration of the contemporary life-struggles of two indigenous communities in North Bengal, and a piece on tribal ethno-photography, among others. Additionally, he has served as the Duars correspondent for Kolkata-based dailies, Aajkaal and The Telegraph. Quite an impressive body of work!