Indian contemporary literature is benefiting from the growing tribe of journalists who are writing books of late, points out award-winning poet, dancer and novelist Tishani Doshi. At the same time, she says, a fiction writer is not a social commentator.
Doshi, who won two awards for her anthologies of poetry, has explored 'reverse immigration' as a theme in her new novel, The Pleasure Seekers, to be released in the capital Aug 5.
'Commenting on burning issues is natural for journalists-turned authors because they draw matter from their beats - subjects that they know,' said the writer, who graduated with a master's degree in creative writing from the Johns Hopkins University.
But a fiction writer is not a social commentator though it is a mantle that contemporary writers are being increasingly expected to wear in this decade, she said.
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