2.13: Anukrti Upadhyay - Exploring Japanese Culture In Indian Fiction
Find out how she explores different languages, characters and places in her writing.
Tara and Michelle talk to Anukrti Upadhyay about her latest novel Kintsugi. We chat about Japanese literature and why Indians are fascinated by Japanese stories, including anime and manga! Tara loves how Anukrti has brilliantly captured a foreign culture in her novel, making it a rare book in Indian fiction.
Anukrti shares why she made up the folktales in her previous books and how her editor found out when he tried to Google them! Michelle wonders how Anukrti is able to write in two languages - English and Hindi. How did she create such a loyal readership on bookstagram? Why does she have two birthdays? Who is her favourite female character from Kintsugi? And how has the pandemic affected her writing? Tune in to find out!
'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick.
Anukrti Upadhyay has post-graduate degrees in Management and Literature, and a graduate degree in Law. She writes in both English and Hindi. She stunned readers and critics alike with the twin novellas Daura and Bhaunri in 2019, and delighted Hindi readers with short story collection Japani Sarai.
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