Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), who wrote in Bengali and later in English, was the first Asian author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature (in 1913). His own translations from Bengali, his mother tongue, into English brought Tagore a wide readership in the West. This contributed to shaping his literary voice, in his lifetime, far from […]

Aravind Adiga

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Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now called Chennai), and grew up in Mangalore in the south of India. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, and the Times of India. […]

Manju Kapur

Manju Kapur

Manju Kapur is an Indian writer and professor of literature in Delhi University. She was born in 1948 in Amritsar. Kapur graduated from the Miranda House University College for women and went on to take an MA at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and an M.Phil. at Delhi University. Her first novel, Difficult Daughters, won […]