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Swapna Gupta

Swapna Gupta earned a doctorate in educational psychology from Harvard University in the 1970s. Her dissertation is entitled Development of a Curriculum-Oriented Training Program for Short-term Memory Skills in Language-Delayed and Hyperactive Children. Swapna Gupta moved with her spouse Ashis to Calgary, Alberta in 1978. Swapna Gupta worked as a clinical psychologist with the Alberta Children’s Hospital until her retirement in 2009. Swapna co-founded the publishing firm, Bayeux Arts, with Ashis in 1994.

Fiction (Short stories)

The Irrelevance of Space and Other Stories

Co-author: Ashis Gupta.
Calgary: Bayeux Arts, 2017.
PS8613 .U688 I77 2017

Publisher’s Synopsis

Collection of six stories of restless feet and wandering spirits. The stories in The Irrelevance of Space range in setting from Scandinavia to Canada, Eastern Europe, Iran, Cuba, and the U.S.


Meena’s Story: Flight to Freedom: A Novel

Calgary: Bayeux Arts, 2020.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Based on true events around the India-Pakistan partition in 1947, the book traces the life of a young English woman and her Muslim husband. From the husband’s death in Pakistan, the story becomes her daughter Meena’s recollection of the traumatic death and her own personal struggles and challenges in India and finally in Canada.


Publisher Bayeux Arts