Interview 30- Anuradha Kumar

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Anuradha Kumar is the author of eight novels, including Letters for Paul, It Takes a Murder (2013) and two works of historical fiction written under the psuedonym of Adity Kay: Emperor Chandragupta (2016) and Emperor Vikramaditya (2019). She also writes for younger readers, and contributes to, Economic and Political Weekly,,, and other places. She was awarded twice (2004, 2010) for her stories by the Commonwealth Foundation, and has received awards from The Little Magazine and

‘Which was the most challenging part about writing this book?

Every character wanted their story to be told. It was unfair, I felt, not to have more of Ghatge or even Mahesh. But I felt this book needed to have more women. The women after all keep the city going.’

Read the full interview on ‘Jotted’ here.


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 Previous Interviews:

Interview 1- Tendai Huchu

Interview 2- Tanuj Solanki

Interview 3- Mohit Parikh

Interview 4- Rheea Mukherjee

Interview 5- Janice Pariat

Interview 6- Kaushik Barua

Interview 7- Manu Bhattathiri

Interview 8- Sharanya Manivannan

Interview 9- Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Interview 10- Anjum Hasan

Interview 11- Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

Interview 12- Deepti Kapoor 

Interview 13- Rebecca Lloyd

Interview 14- Chandramohan S.

Interview 15- Tishani Doshi

Interview 16- Sumana Roy

Interview 17- Darlene Campos

Interview 18- Deepak Unnikrishnan

Interview 19- Prayaag Akbar

Interview 20- Sohini Basak

Interview 21- Annie Zaidi

Interview 22- Preeti Vangani

Interview 23- Ellen Rhudy

Interview 24- Arjun Rajendran

Interview 25- Urvashi Bahuguna

Interview 26- Indira Chandrasekhar

Interview 27- Mehdi Kashani

Interview 28- Manu Dash

Interview 29- Sivakami Velliangiri




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