Keki N. Daruwalla

Keki N. Daruwalla is a highly-regarded Indian poet, short story writer and novelist in English. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1984 for his poetry collection, The Keeper of the Dead; the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for Asia in 1987; and the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 2014. He lives in New Delhi.
 

Books by this Author

We belong to old Lucknow—we don’t meet people, we offer salaams; our tawaifs were more cultured than the middle class housewives you find today, hunting on  tired legs for a bargain deal …
Seema, married to a Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, voices her dissent during the Emergency, which leads (inevitably) to marital discord and, less predictably, to a new reckoning of her mother’s private history – mama’s feelings for MN Roy, a major leader of the Communist...

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