Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai invites you to a virtual conversation with Diksha Basu, novelist and Columbia University School of the Arts alumna ‘14, where she has also been recently appointed as an Assistant Professor of Writing for Spring 2022. The program will address issues around writing Indian and immigrant stories, using humor as a tool for exploring contemporary India, and the nuances of depicting South Asian narratives on international platforms.
About the Speaker:
Originally from New Delhi, India, Diksha Basu is the internationally best-selling author of The Windfall (a People Magazine pick, NYTimes Editor's Pick, Time Magazine Pick, Target Diverse Book Club pick, and more) and Destination Wedding (shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and the Comedy Women in Print Award), both of which are currently in development for the screen. She was a columnist at Mint Lounge and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, The BBC, NYMag, and several other publications. She holds a Bachelors in Economics and French Literature from Cornell University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.