Pervin Saket

Pervin Saket works in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. She was shortlisted for the Random House India Writers' Bloc Award 2013, and her novel Urmila (2016) has been adapted into a dance drama featuring classical dance forms of Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi. Her first collection of poetry A Tinge of Turmeric (2009) examines ideas of colour, bitterness and healing using the central conceit of turmeric, a ubiquitous presence in Indian kitchens. She is currently working on her second collection. Other poems and short fiction have been featured in Cold Noon, Earthen Lamp Journal, Breaking the Bow, Kritya, Indian Voices, The Asian Writer Collection, and elsewhere. Pervin is co-founder of the annual Dum Pukht Writers Workshop held at Adishakti, Pondicherry.