Ranbir Sidhu - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
4:00 pm


Anita Nair, Harini Nagendra, Sally Breen, Vikram Chandra with Ranbir Sidhu

Day 2
2:30 pm
The Red Couch

Dark Star

Ranbir Sidhu with Nirmala Govindajan

Day 2
5:45 pm

Baby Shoes, Never Worn: Keeping it Short

Bulbul Sharma, Ranbir Sidhu, Tim Tomlinson and Vasudhendra with Karthik Venkatesh


In Ranbir Sidhu’s latest novel, Dark Star, an old woman lies in bed in Punjab, dreaming of an India before Partition. One day she will walk again, and when she does, she tells herself, she will walk all the way to Delhi, she will tell the men who rule India what she really thinks. Siddhartha Deb describes it as “a profound, lyrical novel about displacement and homecoming.” He is the author four other books, including Deep Singh Blue and Good Indian Girls, and the winner of a Pushcart Prize and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, among other awards. His fiction and non-fiction appears widely, including in Conjunctions, The Georgia Review, Fence, Zyzzyva, The Missouri Review, Other Voices, The Happy Hypocrite, The Literary Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Vice and Salon. Born in the UK, he grew up in California and lived much of his life in New York. Today, he lives in Athens, Greece.