About Literary Panel
Hari Kunzru was born and brought up in London, but is living in New York city He is the author of three novels: The Impressionist, which won the Betty Trask Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award; Transmission; and My Revolutions, which came out in January. In 2003, he was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. His short fiction and journalism have appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times, Guardian, Times of India and many other publications around the world. He is deputy president of English PEN.
Nayantara Sahgal is an Indian writer in English. Her fiction deals with India’s elite responding to the crises engendered by political change; she was one of the first female Indo-Anglian writers to receive wide recognition. She is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family, the second of the three daughters born to Jawaharlal Nehru’s sister, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
Beginning with her memoir Prison and Chocolate Cake, Sahgal authored other political writings like The Freedom Movement in India and Indira Gandhi, Her Road to Power . Her last novel was Mistaken Identitywhere her female character is an out-and-out rebel.
She was awarded the 1986 Sahitya Akademi Award for English, for her novel, Rich Like Us, by the Sahitya Akademi.