Rijula Das’s debut novel A Death in Shonagachhi (Picador India) received the Tata Lit Live! First Book Award 2021, and was longlisted for the JCB prize 2021. It will be published as Small Deaths in US & World in June 2022 with Amazon Crossing. Translation rights for Russian have been bought by Ripol; and French rights have been bought by Éditions du Seuil, for publication in 2023. Adaptation rights have been optioned by Drishyam Films, and a limited series is currently in development. Her English translation of Nabarun Bhattacharya’s short fiction has appeared in Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics In A World after Ethics, Bloomsbury, 2020. Her English translation of Bhattacharya’s novel Kangal Malshat is forthcoming from Seagull Books in 2023. Rijula lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
March 25, 2022 ● 4.20 pm
A Death in Sonagachchi - Rijula Das in conversation with Supriya Newar