Herkunft: India

Vishwajyoti Ghosh

Vishwajyoti Ghosh is an Indian graphic novelist and cartoonist who has published numerous cartoons and comics on social and political topics. His most ambitious and most discussed work to date was the graphic novel »Delhi Calm« (2010). In it Ghosh brings together realistic comic passages with political commentaries and fantastical

Vivek Shanbhag

Vivek Shanbhag was born in 1962 in a small coastal city in the Indian state of Karnataka. He trained to be an engineer and became a manager at a consumer goods company. His work for this international company took him on extensive travels throughout his country, from which he gained

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra was born in New Delhi in 1961. He is from a family where writing and Indian film in particular are a real influence; his mother wrote screenplays and dramas, his sisters work as a director and as a film critic. After leaving school, while Chandra was venturing into

Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth was born in Calcutta in 1952 and grew up in India and London. His mother was the first female Chief of Justice of a state High Court and also enjoyed success as a writer with her autobiography. After completing his studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford,

U. R. Ananthamurthy

U. R. Ananthamurthy is one of the most important representatives of the “Navya” movement (“The new movement”) in the literature of the Kannada-language and is counted among the most eminent Indian authors Both his books and his social engagement made him known far beyond the Indian language borders and later

Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi was born in 1975 in Madras, India. After finishing school she studied Communications and Business Administration in North Carolina, and Creative Writing in Baltimore. She returned to her hometown to work as a journalist and published articles and interviews in various British and Indian papers. At the same

Tania James

Tania James is the author of »Atlas of Unknowns« (2009) a trans-national novel set between India and the United States, and concerning two sisters whose relationship is put to the test by a lie. Her second book, »Aerogrammes and Other Stories« (2012), contains a range of characters, including a turn-of-the-century

Sumana Roy

is the author of »How I Became a Tree« (2017; Fr. »Comment Je Suis Devenue Un Arbre«, 2020), a work of nonfiction, »Missing. A Novel« (2018), »Out of Syllabus. Poems« (2019), »My Mother’s Lover and Other Stories« (2019), a collection of short stories. Her poems, essays and stories have been

Sunandini Banerjee

Sunandini Banerjee studied English literature at the Jadavpur University. She has been working as editor, translator, book designer and illustrator since 2000 for the renowned publisher Seagull Books in Calcutta. Her associative cover designs, which are both typographically and visually thoughtful collages, are much-praised. Banerjee digitally mixes eclectically eclectically compiled

Sujatha Gidla

Sujatha Gidla was born in 1964 in Andhra Pradesh, India, as a member of the Dalit caste or »Untouchables«, the descendants of the original inhabitants of India. She studied physics at Regional Engineering College in Warangal and later worked as a researcher at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.

Suketu Mehta

Suketu Mehta was born in Calcutta in 1963 and grew up in Mumbai before his family emigrated to the United States in 1977. He studied at New York University and took part in the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. In 2008, he became an Associate Professor at the