Thursday, September 24 2020 | 7:00 PM IST
Aruni Kashyap is a writer and translator. He is the author of His Father’s Disease and Other Stories Noikhon Etia Duroit in Assamese and The House With a Thousand Stories. He won the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing to the University of Edinburgh and his poetry collection, There is No Good Time for Bad News was a finalist for the 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and 2018 Four Way Books Levis Award in Poetry. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, Athens.
Arupa Patangia Kalita's fiction is a chronicle of the disturbing and searing history of decades-long aggression and hate that plagued Assam. In conversation with her translator Ranjita Biswas alongside author Aruni Kashyap, she speaks about the surreally beautiful landscape of Assam, the conflict that scarred it and the role of a writer in fraught times.