Vayu Naidu(2019)

Vayu Naidu continues her fascination for performance storytelling while writing her third novel. Sita's Ascent was a reimagining of Sita's second exile and nominated for the Commonwealth Book Award. The Sari of Surya Vilas is set in the Madras Presidency narrating the consequences of Empire in rural, metropolitan and WW1 efforts within a family history of weaving the sari, symbolising India's freedom struggle. It was ABC’s (Australia) Book of the Week. Currently, Dr. Naidu is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at RHUL, Research Associate at CCLPS SOAS and a member of the Historical Writers Association. She is completing her next novel set in an epoch of splendour, decadence and cross cultural encounters of resilience