Priyadarshi Dutta was born in the erstwhile French colony of Chandernagore (West Bengal), not far from the house of revolutionary Rash Behari Bose. He grew up in New Delhi where he still lives and works. Dutta has worked at various places notably RajyaSabha Secretariat and lately as Consultant in the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. He is a regular writer of articles on national and international affairs in The Pioneer since 2001. He has a deep interest in the history of India.