Arshia Sattar‘s translation of the Valmiki Ramayana has been published as a Penguin Classic. Her other works on the epic include Lost Loves: Exploring Rama’s Anguish and Uttara: The Book of Answers. She has written four books for children, which include Kisshkindha Tails, Pampa Sutra, Adventures with Hanuman and most recently, Ramayana for Children. She has also translated from Sanskrit, Tales from the Kathasaritsagara and a collection of stories about money titled, The Mouse Merchant. She co-founded and runs the Sangam House international writers’ residency programme outside Bangalore.
What does verge on the mystical about writing, Mistry says, is the deliberate focus and discipline of daily work, which creates its own rarefied mental space in which the author’s intention, perspective and sense of the congruent acquire a self-regulatory dynamicRead more