Born in Terathum of eastern Nepal, Dr. Abhi Subedi received his higher education in Nepal and Britain. He is an essayist, critic, linguist, playwright and poet. He has over two- dozen books on different subjects to his credit. Among his over 10 plays, strong theatre groups in Nepal and abroad have performed several of them. Professor Subedi has taught 45 years at the Central Department of English. He is the founding former President of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) UNESCO from 2000—2008 and member of International Playwright’s Forum from 2000-2011. He is Honorary Member of the ITI (UNESCO).
Subedi became President (1990-1992) and two times General Secretary of the Linguistic Society of Nepal. He was also President of the Literary Association of Nepal. He is vice-President of the Nepal Folklore Society, and member of International Association of Theatre Critics. He has written extensively about Nepali arts and artists. He is involved in a number of interdisciplinary study groups and a prolific writer on issues of freedom, culture, literature, arts and social transformations. His essays and seminar papers are published in Nepal and outside.