We are delighted to welcome poet and novelist Siddharth Dasgupta to the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.
Siddharth Dasgupta is an Indian poet and novelist, who has had two literary releases published in 2017. A short-story collection – The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows and a poetry collection – The Wanderlust Conspiracy.
The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows (2017) is a collection of ten stories sharing a common theme of nostalgia and longing for the past which is no longer in our hands and a future whose certainty is also questionable.
The author was quoted in a recent review in The Business Standard describing the book as:
“… an examination into melancholy and its often clandestine tentacles that are often left unexplored. Perhaps it’s been a journey by which I’ve attempted to deepen my understanding of life and the world at large, this whole carousel of witnessing human faith through the eyes of others. Everything has sort of stemmed from that.”
Siddharth’s critically acclaimed maiden novel, Letters From An Indian Summer (2014), is a love story woven around an Indian photographer and a French artist, reflects the debutant’s passion and attachment to writing and has been noted by reviewers as being a labour of love all the way.
Describing his novel, the author says:
“It is not purely a love story. It is about two characters who have a pure, profound and deep abiding love for each other and are caught in a vortex of memories, regrets, ecstasies and secrets and includes their journeys across the world’s intriguing cities.”
In the recent past, Siddharth Dasgupta’s words have appeared in the likes of Cha: The Asian Literary Journal, Litro, Entropy, Coldnoon, and Burning House.