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Friday, 07th August, 2020

Anupama Raju

Anupama Raju

Anupama Raju is a poet, literary journalist and translator. She is the author of Nine, a book of poems and her work has been featured in several poetry anthologies and journals. Raju was a Charles Wallace Fellow at the University of Kent in Canterbury and Writer-in-Residence at Centres Intermondes in La Rochelle, France.


A Secret History of Compassion

Paul Zacharia in conversation with Anupama Raju

Iconic Malayalam writer Paul Zacharia presents his first English novel, A Secret History of Compassion. Zacharia’s body of literary works includes short stories, novellas, travelogues, screenplays, essays, columns and children’s books. His latest novel examines his relationship with the Left and the vocabulary of social justice. In conversation with writer Anupama Raju, who has translated some of his recent stories, Zacharia speaks of bilinguality, the pursuit of pure storytelling and the method behind his literary madness.