Arundhathi Subramaniam - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Described as 'one of the finest poets writing in India today' (The Hindu, 2010), Arundhathi Subramaniam is the award-winning author of twelve books of poetry and prose. Widely translated and anthologised, her book, When God is a Traveller (2014), was the Season Choice of the Poetry Book Society, shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Her new book of poems, Love Without a Story, was published this year by Westland Amazon. 

As editor, her most recent book is the Penguin anthology of Bhakti poetry, Eating God. As prose writer, her books include the bestselling biography of a contemporary mystic, Sadhguru: More Than a Life; and most recently, Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga (co-authored with Sadhguru).

She is the recipient of various awards and fellowships, including the inaugural Khushwant Singh Prize, the Raza Award for Poetry, the Zee Women’s Award for Literature, the International Piero Bigongiari Prize in Italy, the Mystic Kalinga award, the Charles Wallace, Visiting Arts and Homi Bhabha Fellowships, among others. She has worked over the years as poetry editor, cultural curator and critic.