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Abha Iyengar

Abha Iyengar is an award-winning, internationally published poet, author, editor and translator. She is a British Council certified creative writing mentor. Her story, “The High Stool”, was nominated for the “Story South Million Writers Award”. She received the “Lavanya Sankaran Writing Fellowship” for 2009-2010. Her short fiction, “The Marshlands”, was shortlisted in the DNA-Out of Print short story contest 2015. Her poem-film, Parwaaz, has won a “Special Jury prize in Patras, Greece”. Her published works include Yearnings, Flash Bites, Shrayan, Many Fish to Fry and The Gourd Seller and Other Stories.

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The Language of Ashes: The stories around Aghori babas

The Language of Ashes: The stories around Aghori babas

On New Year’s Day, we are on a boat in Varanasi, being steered in the night from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Assi Ghat. It is almost as though ghosts are travelling with us.

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