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Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

Devapriya Roy

Devapriya Roy

Devapriya Roy is the author of three novels, The Vague Woman's Handbook, The Weight Loss Club and, most recently, Friends from College, which was serialised in The Telegraph for 42 weeks. In 2018, she published Indira, a graphic biography of Mrs Gandhi, created with artist Priya Kuriyan. Roy is best-known for the travel-memoir The Heat and Dust Project: The Broke Couple's Guide to Bharat, co-written with partner Saurav Jha, the story of an eccentric journey around India on the princely budget of 500 rupees a day for bed and board, which debuted at no.1 on the Hindustan Times-A.C. Nielsen list.

Session

Vikram Chandra: The Sacred and the Profane

Vikram Chandra in conversation with Devapriya Roy

Award-winning and bestselling author, software developer, distinguished academic, Vikram Chandra takes us through his many lives as he discusses his many obsessions – writing, coding, literature, digital narratives, Sanskrit texts and so much more, with Devapriya Roy.