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I am happy to have been featured in a Hyderabad newspaper recently. Dainik Jagran’s CITY PLUS section gave some nice space to me during the International Women’s Day week. Resident Editor Danish Manzoor is the culprit. Go catch him, if you don’t like to see newsprint wasted on me.
Here’s the blurb to the piece and a beginning portion from the body of the text. Do read the whole interview by clicking on the section below!
Nabina Das calls herself a flâneuse. Poetry and fiction that she writes have a global flavor, owing to the places she has lived in ever since she started from her native place Guwahati, Assam. But that alone is not the scope of her writing. Nabina sees her ‘location’ as a writer to be more than mere geographical footprints but rather, a sensibility gathered from inhabiting imagined and diverse spaces-‘geographies of words’, as she puts it.
Little wonder then, Nabina’s first book and novel ‘Footprints in the Bajra’, saw eloquent reviews in major newspapers and literary journals. An account of people’s lives caught in the crossfire of conflicts, Muskaan the child rebel and Nora the urban romantic are not exactly a binary – for, in between, there are shades and stories within stories. ‘Footprints’ has, in fact, been described by ‘Indian Literature’, the Sahitya Akademi Journal as the first of its kind to have addressed life and politics in a geography where few went until it all became raging news in the Indian media.