Arts Calling Podcast #35 Anindita Sengupta | Journalism, embracing language, and a sense of place

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Hi there,

National Poetry Month may have ended, but we have a handful more episodes with poets this May! Today I am thrilled to be arts calling Anindita Sengupta!


Anindita Sengupta is the author of Only the Forest Knows (Paperwall, forthcoming), Walk Like Monsters (Paperwall, 2016), and City of Water (Sahitya Akademi, 2010). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in several anthologies and in journals such as Plume, 580 Split, per happened, Feral, One and Breakwater Review. She has received fellowships / awards from the Charles Wallace Trust India, the International Reporting Project, TFA India and Muse India.

Her journalistic articles have appeared in The Guardian, UK, and many Indian publications. She was founder-editor of, a webzine for young Indian feminists. With over two decades of experience in writing, journalism and communications management, she has worked for non-profits such as Gender at Work, Samuha India and Fida International.

She is from Mumbai, India, and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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Thanks for coming on the show, Anindita!

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Make art. Much love,


If you’re a creative in the written, visual, or performing arts, and believe the arts make us and our communities better, I’d love to talk to you! Contact me here.

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