3.2 Diksha Basu: Old Families, New Money - Capturing The Growing Upper Middle Class in India
Tara and Michelle talk to Diksha Basu, critically acclaimed author of The Windfall and Destination Wedding, about how she creates memorable characters with humor and empathy.
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Diksha shares how her mentor, Gary Shteyngart, gave her the confidence to create characters completely different from herself. Tara and Michelle love that her older women characters are inspired by her grandmother and the other badass women in her life. Her latest book, Destination Wedding, is being adapted to the screen! Why does she love translations? Why is Delhi such an important part of her stories? How did her book create a bidding war? Tune in to find out!
Diksha Basu is a writer and occasional actor. Originally from New Delhi, India, she holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and now divides her time between New York City and Mumbai. Buy her latest book here: https://www.amazon.in/Destination-Wedding-Diksha-Basu/dp/1526630494
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