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Meghna Pant

Meghna Pant

Meghna Pant is an award-winning author, screenwriter, journalist and speaker. She’s been felicitated with various honours for distinguished contribution to literature, gender issues and journalism, including the Bharat Nirman Award, Frank O’ Connor International Award, Commonwealth Short Story Prize and Laadli Media Award. Her latest book, The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News, will soon be made into the movie, Badnam Ladoo.


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.