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K Srilata’s new book of poems is a beautiful blend of un-belonging, longing, living and loving
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K Srilata’s new book of poems is a beautiful blend of un-belonging, longing, living and loving

The poems in K Srilata’s The Unmistakable Presence of Absent Humans, written over the last four or five years though she had begun work on some even earlier, come across as quite intimate, almost autobiographical in nature

Nandita Godbole marries fact and fiction in Ten Thousand Tongues, a food book influenced by memoirs
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Nandita Godbole marries fact and fiction in Ten Thousand Tongues, a food book influenced by memoirs

When traditional publishers passed on her ideas for food-related books, Nandita Godbole decided to dive into crowdfunding and publishing her first book as an independent author. In this Writer's Room conversation with Krupa Ge, she speaks about DIY publishing, the pressures of marketing one's own work as a writer, and the food writing that moves her

Sudha Menon, author of Feisty at Fifty, on the importance of writing for and about women
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Sudha Menon, author of Feisty at Fifty, on the importance of writing for and about women

Sudha Menon, author of Feisty at Fifty, worked as a journalist for over two decades before turning an author ten years ago.

Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry collection Terrarium is delicately crafted and rich in detail
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Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry collection Terrarium is delicately crafted and rich in detail

Urvashi Bahuguna’s poetry collection Terrarium from The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is a beautiful little book, with a deliciously delicate cover.

Satyajit Sarna’s debut poetry collection, The Profane, is a meditation on death, dissent and our time on earth
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Satyajit Sarna’s debut poetry collection, The Profane, is a meditation on death, dissent and our time on earth

The Profane is Delhi-based Satyajit Sarna’s first collection of poetry and has “poems of heartbreak and disillusion, of loneliness and mortality, but also of passion for life on earth, in all its mud and glory”.

In Vestin Verghese’s debut novel for children, a classic tale of Good vs Evil plays out in a steam engine
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In Vestin Verghese’s debut novel for children, a classic tale of Good vs Evil plays out in a steam engine

Vestin Verghese, a Kerala-based writer, is the author of a new children’s book ‘The Shadow of the Steam Engine’ published by DC Mango about siblings who make a steam engine their home having lost theirs to a tsunami.

Anita Nair portrays the desires and disappointments of 10 extraordinary women in Eating Wasps
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Anita Nair portrays the desires and disappointments of 10 extraordinary women in Eating Wasps

Anita Nair turns her gaze, in this new work, towards those who are most in need of kindness. Even when they do not see themselves through kind eyes. She is gentle on her women, and there's 10 of them in this book.

The Queen of Jasmine Country: Sharanya Manivannan’s ‘dream’ debut novel tells the story of poet-saint Andal
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The Queen of Jasmine Country: Sharanya Manivannan’s ‘dream’ debut novel tells the story of poet-saint Andal

As the only woman among the Vaishnavite saint-poets, Andal has been a subject of great intrigue to historians as well as feminist writers. The poet-saint is also the subject of Sharanya Manivannan's new book, The Queen of Jasmine Country

It’s a Mom Thing: Blogger-author Sathya Ramaganapathy's take on parenting is humorous, reassuring
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It’s a Mom Thing: Blogger-author Sathya Ramaganapathy's take on parenting is humorous, reassuring

Sathya Ramaganapathy is the author of 'It’s a Mom Thing: Kickass Parenting' and writes with great humour about her triumphs and tribulations as a mother of two daughters.

We Live in the Newness of Small Differences: The making and unmaking of form in Sohini Basak’s poetry
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We Live in the Newness of Small Differences: The making and unmaking of form in Sohini Basak’s poetry

We Live in the Newness of Small Differences is a new collection of poetry, with work written over a period of eight years, by Sohini Basak.