- one of the most significant writers of postcolonial India.
One of India’s finest bilingual authors, writing in both English and Marathi, decries fundamentalism and calls religion a mental disturbance.
His novels are epic - Cuckold, Ravan and Eddie, God’s Little Soldier, and just released The Extras:- the slums, the chawls, the abuses and the interwoven plots were all there in the guts and all of the city of Bombay.
Kiran’s ‘In Search of Essar’ is one of the stories in ‘Fear Factor: Terror Incognito’ edited by Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle (published Picador India and Australia)
– an anthology where 10 Indian and 10 Australian authors wrote about the impact of terrorism from a personal perspective in narrative fiction.
Included stories by Sulman Rushdie, David Malouf, Thomas Keneally and my own story ‘Days of Thailand’.
The warm and intimate lunch with Kiran Nagarkar at the University of Western Sydney with translators, writers – Sharon Rundle, Professor Ivor Indyk, Roanna Gonzales – was a very special experience in sharing Kiran’s courage of his convictions.