New novel out in 2018. Winner of the A.K Singh Memorial Award for Best Fiction, Nominated for various other prizes, including the DSC Prize.
TO H. C. ANDERSEN
Outside the walls you crashed with Danish words,
I hold a match between finger and thumb;
Its burning opens no door, no passage.
I can almost make sense in your language:
I’m no bewitched mermaid; I have my tongue,
And poems flutter in its cage like birds.