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Urvashi Bahuguna interviewed by Sharanya Manivannan

Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry collection, Terrarium, was selected for the 2017 Emerging Poets Prize by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and was published in 2019 by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective. Her second book, No Straight Thing Was Ever Made, is a collection of personal essays on mental health and will be out with Penguin Random House in April 2020.

Sharanya Manivannan’s novel The Queen of Jasmine Country is currently shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize 2019 and longlisted for the Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award 2020, and was also earlier longlisted for the JCB Prize 2019. Her short-story collection, The High Priestess Never Marries, won the 2015-16 South Asia Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity (Best Book – Fiction). She is also the author of two books of poetry, Witchcraft and The Altar of the Only World, and a picture book for children, The Ammuchi Puchi.

Waiting Room by Angana Sinha Ray

Angana Sinha Ray holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Studies. She is currently a teaching fellow at Ashoka University.

Three Prose Poems by Poornima Laxmeshwar

Poornima Laxmeshwar resides in the garden city Bangalore and works as a content writer for a living.