This is How it Took Place
Shinie Antony, Shubha Mudgal, Udayan Mitra with Sohini Basak
Shinie Antony has written short story collections The Orphanage for Words, Barefoot and Pregnant and novels When Mira Went Forth and Multiplied and A Kingdom for His Love. She has compiled the anthology Why We Don’t Talk and the humour anthology Jest Like That.
Co-founder of the Bangalore Literature Festival, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Asia region prize in 2003 for her story A Dog’s Death. Her latest novel is The Girl Who Couldn’t Love.
A widely acclaimed singer, Shubha Mudgal has been a student, performer, teacher, composer and columnist for several decades. She has specialized in the Hindustani classical genres of khayal and thumri-dadra, and her involvement with popular Indian music and Indipop tracks has also been widely recognized. She is the recipient of several national and international awards for her musical accomplishments.
Udayan Mitra is Executive Publisher at HarperCollins India. In a publishing career spanning twenty-six years, he has led various functions within publishing and has published some of India’s finest authors and several award-winning and critically acclaimed books.
Sohini Basak is a writer and independent editor from Barrackpore. Her first poetry collection We Live in the Newness of Small Differences was awarded the inaugural International Beverly Manuscript Prize and published in 2018. She has received several other honours for her work, including a Toto Funds the Arts writing award, a Malcolm Bradbury Poetry Grant, and she was most recently the Vijay Nambisan fellow at Sangam House.