Women We Admire: Mridula Koshy
Souradeep Roy speaks to the writer
On our latest in the Women We Admire series, we have an interview with Mridula Koshy. She is the author of two novels — Not Only the Things That Have Happened and Bicycle Dreaming, and a collection of short stories — If it is Sweet — which won her the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. In the first part of the interview, Koshy talks, among other things, of the invisible books yet to be written in English in India, and the writers who need to be published.
The second part of the interview glosses over several issues, such the art of writing fiction and non-fiction; the prevalence of patriarchal structres in the publishing industry; and her work in the community library she manages with other volunteers, the Deepalaya Community Library.
An ICF series of interviews begun on International Working Women's Day:PART 1 Baby Halder PART 2 Sumana Chandrashekar, Vidushi Sukkanya Ramgopal, Soni Sori, Essar Batool, Nayantara Sahgal, Abha Dev Habib PART 3 Gayeti Singh, Saba Hasan, Samina, Usha Kumar, Jyoti Bhalla, Megha Patnaik PART 4 Francine Kay, Reena Devi Harnot, Nargis Vasundhara PART 5 Anamika, Prerna Shrimali, Kusum Ansal, Mrinal Pande PART 6 Maya Ghosh PART 7 Lara Bhalla, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Neha Kumar, Madhur Kumar, Shweta Jain PART 8 Mridula Koshy PART 9 Shoili Kanungo, Sumana Chandrashekar, Aparna Wahi, Nandita PART 10 Mirai Chatterjee, Rolee Srinath, Saba Sharma, Radhika, Shaminaj Khan PART 11 Dalip Kaur Tiwana PART 12 Shashi Deshpande
Also watch Githa Hariharan's interview with Bama here.
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