10 minutes with Indian writer Jahnavi Barua

Jul 15, 2015, 03:55 PM

Jahnavi is an Indian writer originally from Assam and now based in Bangalore, where she works as a doctor. 'Next Door', her 2008 collection of short stories, received widespread critical acclaim and her first novel, 'Rebirth' (2011), was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2011. She read and discussed her work with writers Jeet Thayll, Nilanjana Roy and Rana Dasgupta in a Commonwealth Writers event at the Oxford Bookshop in New Delhi.