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Two Indian writers, Amitav Ghosh and Vikas Swarup, were in town recently to participate in the Bharatasamay International Conference at Chulalongkorn University. Discussing the issues of language, history, movies and globalisation, the two literati talked to Life in exclusive interviews
Amitav Ghosh laughed when asked why anyone would pay him a compliment by saying that he "writes Bengali novels in English".
He said he treasured that praise from his friend, the late distinguished senior Indian poet and novelist Sunil Gangopadhyay. The work of Indian authors like himself who write in English, he explained, arises "out of the tension between cultures and languages".
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