Priya Basil’s literary work looks into the problems of cultural identity for immigrants, and raises questions of memory, exile and self-rediscovery. Her debut novel Ishq and mushq (2007) was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Other titles are Strangers on the 16:02 (2011) and The Obscure Logic of the Heart (2010). In 2010 Priya Basil has founded Authors for Peace, a platform to promote peace through literature.
After the Wildly Improbable