Arundhathi Subramaniam

Arundhathi Subramaniam is an award-winning poet, editor, curator and journalist writing on theatre, literature, culture and classical dance. She is the author of four books of poetry, most recently ‘When God is a Traveller’ in 2014. Her prose works include the bestselling biography of a contemporary mystic ‘Sadhguru: More Than a Life’ and ‘The Book of Buddha.’

Her poetry has been published in various international journals and anthologies, including ‘Reasons for Belonging: Fourteen Contemporary Poets’, ‘We Speak in Changing Languages’ and ‘Sixty Indian Poets’. Her work has been translated into Hindi, Tamil, Italian and Spanish.

Arundhathi was also Head of Indian Classical Dance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai and lead a discussion-based inter-arts forum named ‘Charaha’. She has also been columnist on culture and literature for Time Out, Mumbai, The Indian Express and New Woman. She lives between Bombay and Coimbatore. She has won many awards including the Raza Award for Poetry in 2009 and the Homi Bhabha Fellowship in 2012 and the first Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize in 2015 amongst others.