Eleven Stops to the Present: Stories of Bangalore
Meera Iyer, Menaka Raman and Shweta Taneja with Karthik Venkatesh
Karthik Venkatesh was born in Kolkata, but lived much of his early life in Bengaluru. He has an MA in Elementary Education from TISS, Mumbai. Between 2005 and 2016, he lived in Bathinda, Punjab where he ran a rural school. He now lives in Bengaluru and works with a publishing firm as an editor. He has written extensively on history, language, literature and education.
Meera Iyer writes about history, heritage, science, the city, environment, food and other things she loves including chocolate. She is the Convenor of the Bengaluru Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). She has a PhD in Forest Ecology and collects potsherds.
Menaka Raman is a children’s book author, columnist and communications professional. She lives in Bengaluru with her husband, two sons and dog. Her children have forced her to overcome her fear of bugs, heights and long division.
Shweta Taneja is an award-winning speculative fiction author with seven published novels and graphic novels to her name, best known for the Anantya Tantrist Mysteries series. She is a Charles Wallace Writing Fellow. Her short story, The Daughter That Bleeds (translated in French as ‘La Fille qui saigne’ by Mikael Cabon) was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2020 in France and was awarded Editor’s Choice Award in 2018.