Subversions: Essays on Life and Literature
Shashi Deshpande with Indira Chandrashekhar
Dr. Indira Chandrasekhar is a scientist, a writer, a literary curator and the founder and principal editor of Out of Print, one of the primary platforms for short fiction bearing a connection to the Indian subcontinent. The magazine marked its tenth year with a print anthology that was published with Context, the literary imprint of Westland Publishers. The book was first made public at the Bangalore Literature Festival in December 2020.
Indira’s primary focus as a writer is prose. As a fiction writer, she focuses on the short form, drawing deeply on her scientific experience working with the subtle complexities of biological macromolecules. Her fiction has won awards and appeared in anthologies and literary journals across the world, and a collection of her short stories, Polymorphism, was published by HarperCollins.
Curator of Literature for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai, she also curated the first Mysuru Literature Festival in 2017.
Indira is on the Programming Committee of the Bangalore International Centre, the Advisory Committee of the International Music and Arts Society in Bangalore where she is the lead author of a volume in production commemorating the Society’s first forty years, and a member of the Development Council of the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Mumbai where she mentors the organisation’s arts and literature journal, Imprint.