Anjana Basu works as an advertising consultant in Calcutta. She has had a book of short stories published by Orient Longman, India, the BBC has broadcast one of her short stories and her poems have featured in an anthology brought out by Penguin India. She has appeared in The Antigonish Review. The Edinburgh Review and The Saltzburg Review have also featured her work.
In 2003, Harper Collins India brought out her novel Curses In Ivory.
In 2004, she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland where she worked on her second novel, Black Tongue published by Roli in 2007. In 2010 her children's novel Chinku and the Wolfboy was published. Her translation work began with songs for Indian director Rituparno Ghosh's films and appeared in print in the American Dirty Goat 21.
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by Anjana Basu
“Women are not born witches. Life makes them turn that way. If you want the truth of what I say, look at the facts: there are no young witches, no child witches. All the women torn or hacked to pieces in the columns of the newspapers are old. Some of them are not even witches at all."
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