The Newsletter 49 Autumn 2008

In conversation with Kunal Basu

Rituparna Roy

Kunal Basu is the Indian author of three acclaimed novels - The Opium Clerk (2001), The Miniaturist, (2003) and Racists (2006). His most recent work, The Japanese Wife (2008), is a collection of short stories, the title story of which has been made into a film by a fellow Bengali and filmmaker, Aparna Sen. Ahead of his arrival in the Netherlands to attend the Amsterdam India Festival (12-30 November 2008), Rituparna Roy caught up with Basu in his native Kolkata.