Lavanya Shanbhogue


Lavanya Shanbhogue-Arvind is an Indian fiction writer and social worker from Mumbai. Her story, ‘The Crystal Snuff Box and the Pappadum,’ won the Commonwealth Short Story Special Prize (2011) for the Commonwealth theme, ‘Women as Agents of Change’. She holds a MFA (Fiction) degree from the City University of Hong Kong. Her debut novel, set in India under British colonial rule, will be published by Roli Books later this year.


Those you cannot see

e-bookON A RAINLESS monsoon Sunday, she walks to the electric train station closest to her house. She turns back twice to look at no one in particular. Sunday is a good day; the railway police are an uninterested lot,...

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