Nayika: Women of Myth and Mystery
Anuja Chandramouli, Kavita Kane*, Koral Dasgupta* with Nilanjan P. Choudhury
* Indicates that the speaker will be participating at the Festival via Zoom
Kavita Kané is the best selling author of six novels and today, she is considered a revolutionary force in Indian writing mainly because she has brought in feminism in where it is most needed – mythology.
All her seven novels, are based on lesser known women in Indian mythology – Karna’s Wife (2013); Sita’s Sister (2014) Menaka’s Choice (2015); Lanka’s Princess(2016); The FisherQueen’s Dynasty (2017), Ahalya’s Awakening (2019) and the latest Sarasvati’s Gift.
For one who confesses that the only skill she knows is writing, her word journey expectedly, began as a journalist, with twin post-grad degrees in English Literature and Mass Communication & Journalism from the University of Pune. With a career of over two decades in Magna Publishing and DNA, she eventually quit her job as Assistant Editor of TOI to devote herself as a full time author.
Passionate about theatre, cinema and the arts , she is also a columnist, a screenplay writer and a motivational speaker having given several talks all across the country’s educational and research institutes, corporate and management fora and literary festivals.
Born in Mumbai, with a childhood spent largely in Patna and Delhi, she lives in Pune, with Prakash her mariner husband , two daughters: Kimaya and Amiya, two dogs: Chic and Beau and Cotton, the uncurious cat.