Devapriya Roy is the author of two novels, The Vague Woman’s Handbook and The Weight Loss Club. Her third book, The Heat and Dust Project: the Broke Couple’s Guide to Bharat, co-written with Saurav Jha, is the story of an eccentric journey around India on local buses, on a very tight budget: 500 rupees a day. It debuted at no.1 on the Hindustan Times-A.C. Nielsen list and was critically acclaimed. Roy’s latest project is Indira, a graphic biography of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, framed in a novella, which she created in collaboration with artist Priya Kuriyan. At the moment, her novel The Romantics of College Street is being serialised in The Telegraph. An alumna of Presidency College, Calcutta, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, she spent many years in pursuit of a PhD in performance studies, on Bharata’s Natyashastra, an ancient Indian text of dramaturgy. She lives in Delhi where she writes, teaches and plots and plans to turn over a new leaf very soon.

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