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Category: 3. Interviews

Urvashi Bahuguna – interviewed by Sharanya Manivannan

Terrarium opens on a poem about girls who “had the world at the instep of their sole”, encouraged to run like they mean it by Mr. Joseph, who treated them like he did the boys. It seems to capture so much about what this collection is about: girls and women, connection to the (literal, muddy) […]

Sharanya Manivannan – interviewed by Tanuj Solanki [2]

We first interviewed Sharanya Manivannan after the publication of her short story collection, The High Priestess Never Marries. That interview can be read here. This interview was done in the light of her recent poetry collection, The Altar of the Only World. * The world ‘Only’ in your title: should we pause on it? Sita, […]

Deepti Kapoor – interviewed by Michelle D’Costa

This interview was conducted by e-mail. It is about Deepti Kapoor’s novel A Bad Character, first published by Penguin Random House, 2014. About the novel (from Goodreads) A highly charged fiction debut about a young woman in India, and the love that both shatters and transforms her. She is twenty, restless in New Delhi. Her […]

Sharanya Manivannan – interviewed by Tanuj Solanki

Barring a couple of stories, the protagonists in your stories can be said to be in stasis. They end where they begin; or if there is a change, it serves only to make them more conscious of their conflicts, paradoxes. Thought of from a technical viewpoint, stasis is the enemy of plot. What are your […]

Rheea Mukherjee — interviewed by TBLM Staff

First of all, let me congratulate you on compiling a collection of short stories. It is still a beautiful moment when a writer makes their debut. Your collection, ‘Transit for Beginners,’ due in March 2016, contains stories that you’ve placed in various litmags in India and outside. We are happy to inform our readers that […]

Anees Salim – interviewed by TBLM Staff

* Anees Salim is one of the most prominent and critically acclaimed novelists in India today. He has published four novels, namely The Vicks Mango Tree, Tales From A Vending Machine, Vanity Bagh, and The Blind Lady’s Descendants. Of these, Vanity Bagh won the The Hindu Literary Prize in 2013 and The Blind Lady’s Descendants […]