22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022

Herkunft: India

Shumona Sinha

Shumona Sinha, born in Calcutta in 1973, grew up in a family of academics and literary enthusiasts. She began writing while still in her teens and was named Best Young Poet in Bengal in 1990. In 2001, she moved to Paris to study literature at the Sorbonne, and also worked

Shashi Tharoor

The Indian writer and diplomat Shashi Tharoor was born in London in 1956. At the time his father was working for the English language Indian newspaper »The Statesman«. Tharoor studied in India and in the US, where at 22 he received a doctorate in Law and Diplomacy. He then worked

Shauna Singh Baldwin

Shauna Singh Baldwin was born in 1962 in Montreal, Canada. She grew up in India and remembers wanting to be a writer from the time she was eleven years old. After a Master’s in Business at Marquette University in Milwaukee, she worked as an IT-consultant. She also published poetry and

Shalini Randeria

born in 1955 in Washington, D.C., grew up in Bombay and New Delhi, studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Heidelberg, and habilitated at the Free University of Berlin in 2002. The social anthropologist conducts research on transnationalization, globalization and development. She has worked at several European universities and institutions and has

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was born in 1935, graduating in English language and literature in 1955. He writes in Urdu, a language that was widely spoken and used by both Hindus and Muslims in the Indian subcontinent before the country’s Partition in 1947. After 1947, Urdu, for political and social reasons,

Sarnath Banerjee

Sarnath Banerjee, born in 1972 in Kolkata, is and Indian comic author, illustrator and publisher. After studying visual communications at Goldsmith College at the University of London, he published his first graphic novel »Corridor« in 2004. Like his later works, this book deals with the fast-changing Indian society and also

Samitha Arni

Samhita Arni , the daughter of a diplomat, was born in Madras, India, in 1984, and grew up in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Thailand. Making lasting friendships was difficult, not only because her family was constantly moving, but also because of the tense political relations between Pakistan and India, which

Salman Rushdie

  Salman Rushdie is the author of twelve novels, »Grimus«, »Midnight’s Children« (which won the Booker Prize in 1981), »Shame«, »The Satanic Verses«, »Haroun and the Sea of Stories«, »The Moor’s Last Sigh«, »The Ground Beneath Her Feet«, »Fury«, »Shalimar the Clown«, »The Enchantress of Florence«, »Luka and the Fire

Rana Dasgupta

Rana Dasgupta was born in 1971 to an English mother and an Indian father in Canterbury, Great Britain. He studied French Literature and Media Studies in England and the USA and went on to work for some years as a PR manager. His texts concentrate on issues of home and

Raj Kamal Jha

Raj Kamal Jha was born in Bihar in 1966 and grew up in Calcutta. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. At the same time he published first texts in the students’ journal »Alankar«. After his graduation he continued his studies in an academic field

Rambharos Jha

Rambharos Jha was born in 1978 in the Darbhanga district of the Mithila region of Bihar state, India. The family moved to Madhubani when his father found work in a state-funded art and culture project focused on reviving local art traditions and offering artists the possibility to earn a living.

Perumal Murugan

Perumal Murugan was born into a family of farmers near the temple city of Tiruchengode, India in 1966. His family belongs to the Gounder community, the largest agrarian caste in the Kongu Nadu region. As his father was not able to feed the family by agricultural labor alone, Murugan worked