Koral Dasgupta - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
2:00 pm

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


Koral Dasgupta is an Indian author and literary entrepreneur. India Today critiqued her novel as “works beyond the obvious…with characters not just individuals but a philosophy.” She is a compulsive storyteller and has published from academic nonfiction to relationship dramas. Her stories explore the inherent nature of complex minds leading to a relatable conflict and unpredictable climax. Having published widely with Westland Books, Niyogi Publishers and Rupa Publishers, her books are discussed from the context of gender studies, art, myth and ecocritical literature. Her fourth book has been optioned for screen adaptation. She is currently working with Pan Macmillan on the five-book Sati series – a retelling of the stories of the Pancha Kanya from Indian mythology – Ahalya and Kunti are on the shelves. Koral is the founder of www.tellmeyourstory.biz – a digital publishing company that popularises academic research and social narratives through storytelling. She conducts writing programmes and critical thinking workshops for educational and corporate floors. She is recognised in the list of Innovator25 Asia Pacific 2019 prepared by The Holmes Report, a New York based PR news agency and has been listed under the Women of Wonder (WOW) series in Outlook Business (September 2019). Her website is www.koraldasgupta.com