MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston/ Tufts University, 2004
BFA, Goa College of Art, 1999

Graphic Novels

  • Aranyaka: Book of the Forest
    creative collaboration with Devdutt Pattanaik
    Westland/ Amazon 2019
  • Sauptik: Blood and Flowers (Parva 2)
    – HarperCollins India 2016 (English)
  • Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean (Parva 1)
    – HarperCollins India 2012 (English)
    – Au Diable Vauvert  2012 (French)
  • Kari
    – HarperCollins India, 2008 (English)
    – Au Diable Vauvert,  2008 (French)
    – Metropoli D’Asia, 2010 (Italian, titled ‘Nel Cuore di Smog City’)

Awards, Selections
Nari Shakti Puraskar, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt of India 2017
– TED fellowship, 2009
Kari shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award, 2008

Residencies, Grants
– Writing Residency at La Maison des Auteurs, Angouleme, France, 2009-2016
– Writing residency + scholarship, Villa Marguerite Yourcenar, France, 2014
– Recipient of the CNL grant (France) for writer/visual artists  2012
– Creative Grant from Embassy of France, New Delhi, 2009

Speaking Engagements
– Speaker and artist-in-residence, University of Chicago’s School of Divinity, 2018
– Speaker at Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Art, 2018
– Speaker at University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2018
– Speaker at Jaipur Literature Festival 2017
– Speaker, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, 2017
– Panelist at Times Litfest Mumbai 2016, Hindu Lit for Life 2017
– Panelist at Commonwealth Games/Scottish PEN Literary event, 2014
– Speaker at the Comica London International Comic Festival, London 2012
– Panelist at Internazionale Festival, Ferrara, Italy, 2011
– Panelist at Salone Internazionale del Libro, Torino, Italy, 2010
– Panelist at PEN ‘Free the Word!’ Festival, UK 2010
– Panelist at London Book Fair 2009

Teaching experience
– Guest lecturer at École européenne supérieure de l’image, Angouleme, France 2012-– Guest lecturer at Ashoka University, 2018
– Guest lecturer at SCM Sophia, Mumbai 2016
– Guest lecturer at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, 2013-
– Guest lecturer at University of Caen, France, 2015
– Guest lecturer at IIT Gandhinagar, 2013


  • Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (Zubaan/Allen&Unwin 2015)
  • Shaping the World: Women Writers on Themselves (Hayhouse 2014)
  • Obliterary Journal (Blaft 2012)
  • Water Myths from Around the World (Tulika 2010)
  • Stories for Girls (Puffin 2008)

Visual Columns
Rasa Replete
 (fortnightly column), The Voice of Fashion website, 2018-present
Book of Hours, (bi-monthly) National Geographic Traveller (India), 2014 – 2017
Babel Fish, (monthly) First City magazine 2008-2013

Other work experience
– Mindfields
magazine, Co-Founder, Editor, 2007-2010
– Gallery talk lecturer, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, 2003-2004
– Copywriter, Enterprise Nexus (Lowe Group), 1999-2000




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