Articles tagged India
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Trumpistan: A Writer and His Notebook After the Election

By Amitava Kumar | December 30, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

From two World Wars and Partition to 9/11 and India’s Modi, the search for stories that help find our way out of the dark

Sonneting: Two Poems by Sreshtha Sen

By Sreshtha Sen | October 4, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘Night, she tries to define herself but forgets / her skin is already inked into a script.’

Why I Set My Novel in an Unnamed Country

By Chaitali Sen | November 12, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An imaginary setting gave me, a child of immigrants, the authority to write about belonging unquestionably to one’s surroundings

Lost Footage from a Dual Pilgrimage Home

By Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan | January 27, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon gravitates between Northern California and South India as he reenacts rituals and shares histories of both his homes.

The Body Artist

By Kate Woodsome | September 17, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Treating the invisible wounds of America’s violent past, Rajkamal Kahlon edges closer to finding peace in herself.

The Swamp of this Moment

By Jyothi Natarajan | April 11, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with Akhil Sharma, author of Family Life, on how to write a novel that has no plot, literary modernism’s influence, and remembering India

Brother-life by Akhil Sharma

By Akhil Sharma | April 7, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“While a part of me was glad I wasn’t like my brother, no part of me wished to be more fortunate than my mother.”

A Coolie Woman’s Work is Never Done

By Annie Paul | March 31, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Gaiutra Bahadur unearths buried stories of indenture—those of women who battled rigid patriarchy on either side of the black water.

The City of Devi: Jaz

By Manil Suri | June 19, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A man in search of his ex-lover looks back on his coming of age—from Manil Suri’s pre-apocalyptic novel set in Mumbai

EXCERPT: The Story of My Assassins

By Tarun Tejpal | September 27, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“Our Mordor was the same. Our Frankenstein was the same. Our Tinker Bell was the same. We didn’t have to imagine Davy Jones—a graphics company in Silicon Valley was manufacturing him for us. We all picked our visuals from the universal pool. The individual monster was dead.”

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