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The Book That Made Me a Reader

Abol Tabol and the Bengali Language

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Anuradha Roy


About the Author

Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy is an award-winning Indian novelist, journalist and editor. Roy grew up mainly in Hyderabad, India, where she was educated at Nasr School. She studied English Literature at Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta and at the University of Cambridge. She is the co-founder of Permanent Black, a publishing house started in 2000.

Her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, has been translated into fifteen languages across the world. It was named by World Literature Today as one of the “60 Essential English Language Works of Modern Indian Literature”. Her second novel, The Folded Earth, won the Economist Crossword Prize and is widely translated. Sleeping on Jupiter, her third novel, won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was nominated for the Man Booker Prize. Her essays and reviews have appeared in newspapers in India, the US and Britain.