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Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is an artist, filmmaker and writer. A gold medallist in Commercial Arts from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, she spent over a decade in the advertising world, telling stories for the biggest brands in India and Southeast Asia. She has won several advertising ‘craft’ awards across the world for her layered ideas and in-depth understanding of human psychology at the grassroot level. She directed the critically acclaimed, award-winning short film, What’s for Breakfast?, Brothers and Ghar ki Murgi (Taken for Granted). Her first highly acclaimed Hindi feature film, Nil Battey Sannata, also known as The New Classmate, helped her spread the message of education for all and won Indian and International gender sensitivity awards. She remade it in Tamil as Amma Kanakku (Mother’s Calculation). Her next movie, Bareilly Ki Barfi, a slice of life romantic comedy, continued her passion for storytelling and won many popular and critics awards. With her latest widely acclaimed movie, Panga, she started an important conversation on sports and motherhood. Making her own path with her simple yet mindful outlook towards life, she is a conscious knowledge researcher, traveller and seeker for life. Mapping Love is her first book.


Mapping Love

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari in conversation with Meghna Pant

JLF First Edition is delighted to host the virtual launch of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's latest work, Mapping Love, published by Rupa Publications.

Director and writer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s novel, Mapping Love, presents us with an intricate braid of belongingness, memory and troubled relationships. The narrative follows the journey of a girl recovering from her mother’s death while struggling with an estranged relationship with her father and being a caregiver to her dying grandfather. This courageous and nuanced book observes her attempts at coping with grief and bitterness, all while being presented with the prospect of a new romance. In conversation with Meghna Pant, Iyer Tiwari unfurls a tale of love and tragedy and the search for self in the midst of extreme loss.