Aruni Kashyap (Assamese: আৰুণি কাশ্যপ) is an Indian English writer and translator.

He grew up in Guwahati and studied at St. Stephen's College, Delhi.

He works as the Assistant Editor of Yaatra : The Journal of Assamese Literature and Culture. An excerpt from his forthcoming novel set against the secret-killings of Assam was published in Tehelka Magazines annual fiction issue 2010. Along with fiction, he writes extensively on socio-political issues and his opinion based articles have appeared in The Guardian, UK, Open Democracy and Tehelka.

He is the winner of the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing in 2009.

He is regarded as a strongly emerging young literary voice from the north-eastern part of India. His work published online and in print has been able to draw interest and critical acclaim.

Aruni Kashyap's Works:

His first novel, The House With a Thousand Novels, will be published by Penguin Books India. His translation of Indira Goswami’s latest novel, The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Revenue Collector, is forthcoming from Zubaan Books.

His poems have appeared in Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi), Postcolonial Text, The Daily Star (Bangladesh) and Muse India. He has also written essays, articles and short stories for Tehelka, The Assam Tribune, Sadin, Satsori, Dainik Janasadharan, etc.

Poems by Aruni Kashyap

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