Crossed & Knotted

A composite novel is a miraculous feat of storytelling, where multiple authors come together to create a storyline. It is a novel whose chapters are in distinct shades of vibgyor arranged to create the magnificent rainbow. Each chapter can stand alone as a short story, yet all of them are arranged and specifically composed to create a complete novel with a beginning, middle and an end. More

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About Sutapa Basu

An author, poet and publishing consultant, Sutapa Basu also dabbles in art and trains trainers and is a compulsive bookworm. During a thirty-year old professional career as teacher, editor, and publisher, she travelled the Indian subcontinent, Nepal and Bhutan. She has visited UK, USA and Dubai while working as the Editorial Manager, Oxford University Press, India and Publishing Director, Encyclopædia Britannica, South Asia until 2013 when she decided to start writing seriously. Alongside, she continued with her forays into Singapore, Indonesia, Oman and Western Europe. Her travel-related curiosities manage to jostle their way into most of her renditions adding authentic spice to the flavour.

Sutapa is an Honours scholar from Tagore’s Visva-Bharti University, Santiniketan and holds a teaching as well as a masters degree in English Literature.

As a publisher, Sutapa has developed and published around 400 books. Recently, her short story was awarded the First Prize in the Times of India’s nation-wide WriteIndia Contest, under author, Amish Tripathi.

Her works

1.Author of a novel: DANGLE
2.Co-authored short story anthologies
• Crossed & Knotted, India’s First Composite Novel,
• Defiant Dreams, Tales of Everyday Divas
• When They Spoke, Tales by Inanimates.

3.Co-authored poetry collections
• Kaafiyana
• The Dawn Beyond Waste
4.Poems and stories published in
• Muse India
• Readomania, India
• Café Dissensus, USA
5. Author
Children’s fiction
6. Features published in
• Sahara India
• Times of India Lifestyle
• DLF City magazine
• Thinkmart magazine
7.Editor of
• Crossed & Knotted, India’s First Composite Novel,
• Chronicles of Urban Nomads,
• Rudraksha
• That’s News to Me!
8. Designer and author
• English textbooks for school
• Textbooks of GK, Value Education
9.Her work is showcased on her website,


Trailer for Crossed & Knotted
Crossed & Knotted is India’s first Composite Novel, a book written by fourteen authors in close collaboration with each other. The chapters, each a story in itself, are knotted with one another through characters, events, settings and emotions. The result is a read that crisscrosses through a multitude of emotions bringing out deep rooted human desires.


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