Anjum Hasan

Novelist and poet
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Biography

Anjum Hasan is the author of three novels, including Lunatic in my Head (shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award) and Neti, Neti (longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize), a book of poetry called Street on the Hill and, most recently, a collection of short stories, Difficult Pleasures (shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize and the Crossword Book Award). She lives in Bangalore.  

Perspicacious, funny, and at times profound, The Cosmopolitans gives us an unusual, compelling portrait of India today precisely because it shuns the well-worn formulations of the "state-of-the-nation novel". An ambitious and oddly tender book by a poised, highly intelligent writer

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Skilfully interweaving India’s many separate and rapidly changing worlds, Anjum Hasan brings an ironic and subtle intelligence to a great novelistic theme: superfluous men and women lurching out of a decayed old order, exposed to the conflicts and tensions of an endless transition 

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