By Mitali Mukherjee

Nayantara Sahgal is one of India’s most iconic authors – known both for the range and depth of her writing, as she is for her political views. In her most recent book Encounters with Kiran, the personal, the political and the writer all come together to lead the reader into a rich and deeply sensitive relationship between two writers, Sehgal and renowned novelist and playwright Kiran Nagarkar, who died in 2019. In this honest and heart-warming chat with Mitali Mukherjee, she talks about the book, the overarching political environment for India and why she doesn’t recognise the new India anymore.

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