Arundhathi Subramaniam

Arundhathi Subramaniam

Author, When God Is A Traveller

Biography

ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM is a poet and writer based in Mumbai. She has published three collections of poetry: When God Is A Traveller (Harper Collins, 2014), Where I Live (Allied, 2005) and On Cleaning Bookshelves (Allied, 2001), is the author of a prose study, The Book of Buddha (Penguin, 2005), and was co-editor of Confronting Love (Penguin, 2005), an anthology of contemporary Indian love poetry in English. Translated into Hindi, Tamil, Italian and Spanish, her poetry has been widely anthologised. She was awarded the Charles Wallace Fellowship at the University of Stirling in 2003. In 2006 she toured the UK for a series of poetry readings on a Visiting Arts fellowship, organised by the Poetry Society, during which she often had occasion to illuminate the audience on her (often embattled) position as an Indian poet who writes in English. She has participated in several international poetry festivals and conferences in India and Europe.

Subramaniam is India’s country editor for the Poetry International Web and has run Chauraha, an interactive arts forum at Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, for several years. As an arts critic, she writes on literature and dance for various leading newspapers and publications.

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