Sawnet - Bookshelf -
A former freelance journalist with Cosmopolitan, and now
a novelist living in Delhi, Sunny Singh's latest work is a handbook
for single women.
Born in Varanasi in in 1969, she received her education in various parts
of the world. She was graduated with honours from Brandeis
University, Waltham, MA, in 1990 with a degree in English and American
Literature. In Fall 2000, she has returned to college to pursue a
master's degree in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture at the
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
She has worked as a journalist, teacher, and as a management executive
for multinationals in Mexico, Chile and South Africa.
She loves theater and writes scripts, apart from
manning the lights, sound or anything else that is needed. Her first
play, Birthing Athena, focussed on evolving relationships and the
price of ambition in post-liberalisation India.
She is presently working on her second novel also dealing with issue
of evolving culture, a collection of short stories, as well as a play
about the family of a soldier missing in action.
- About Sunny Singh
Singleton, a feature in India Today.
- Sunny Side. A 'Me-Zine' at
- Reviews of Single in the City
preface from the book at SAWF.
- Review in
- Reviews/Newsclips for Nani's Book..
exotica, erotica, grannies and ghosts. Review in the Hindustan Times.
- Times of
India, Sep 2000
- A book
that forces you to think. Meghdutam.
stunt. India Today.
- Review in
- With Krishna's Eyes
Rupa, New Delhi. (2006)
- Krishna has been in New York, making documentaries. But, following the death of her grandmother, the all-knowing Dadiji, Krishna returns to her home village in a part of India so feudal, almost medieval in its ways, that, in spite of her essential urbanity and modernity, she must make concessions to tradition. A strange bequest awaits Krishna upon her return. From beyond the grave, Dadiji directs Krishna to enact her dharma (duty), which, it transpires, is to document on film the last days of Damayanti, a strong-minded lawyer who, upon the death of her husband, will commit sati. Krishna, the â€œwarriorâ€? and the first girl child to be born to her family in five centuries, finds herself caught between the modern world of loose ties and casual relationships (as personified by her westernised lover, Natchek), and the older ties of blood and obligation, where honour transcends love. Always a rebel, Krishna has to confront the fact that her dharma comprises an act as conforming and backward as it is subversiv
- Nani's book of suicides
Harper Collins, . (2000)
- Single in the City
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