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10 Authors you should read to understand contemporary Indian Literature!

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

Writing has been a booming industry which supports many fields of study, research . It composes of employed and freelance writers. Here are a few accomplished Pune Contemporary writers.

Kinjal is a freelance writer and an editor based in Pune. Her work has been published and featured in Nether Quarterly and EKL Review. She is the fiction editor of The Bombay Magazine and is a part of the poetry community of The Quarantine Train.

‘A laundered hope-

swinging the parental pendulum.

From her clasp to him,

day leaps to dusk on the lake.

A happy fatigue

scratches a smile. Brimming

with an ordinary pride-

being called parents.

Her eyes turned

away from the mountains.’

-Mulberry Tales, Kinjal Sethia

Kinshuk Gupta

Kinshuk is another writer hailing from Pune. He believes writing preserves his creativity during unfortunate and unforgiving instances in life. He also taps into newer worlds to understand his life in a way that is unblemished by social as well as personal conditioning. He uses his scalpel of his to write about his experiences during the time he was studying medical at his undergraduate level.

Smita Sahay

Smita is the Editor-in chief of Usawa Magazine. She is a writer and poet based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She has served as an Associate Editor of Veils, Halos and Shackles International Poetry on Oppression and Empowerment of Women and is a visiting faculty at

The first feminist was born the day patriarchy was created - Kamla Bhasin (24th April 1946 to 25th September 2021) ‘
Misunderstood and maligned, the term feminism can polarise like few others. Add caste, religion, environment, and capitalism to the conversation and you would find
yourself isolated in the middle of a battleground. Kamla Bhasin taught us that it doesn’t have to be this complicated, that open dialogue in the simplest language can be immensely effective. We dedicate this issue, Magna Carta to Kamla ji.’
-Magna Carta Editorial, Usawa Literary Review

Sheetal Sanghvi

Sheetal has completed her BSL, LLB as well as her LLM, from UK. The poem ‘The Girl Child’ has been published by the National Library of Poetry, Maryland presented in an anthology ‘The Last Good Bytes. She has been interviewed by Pune Times for her poetry.


He is an engineer by profession who is interested in writing since his school days. He admires Tagore, Satyajit Ray and Ruskin Bond. Pathik likes stories about making a change in society. He is also a great theatre enthusiast.

Swati Shome

Swati is a speaker about Adolescent Issues with Times- NSE. Her talks in schools are usually based on her latest book, Let’s Talk about Guys, Girls and Sex. This book is a candid completion of personal anecdotes and information that gives a starting point for discussion on the topic.


Arun is the founder of Pune Writers Group. Pune Writers Group is an independent community of writers practicing the craft of writing since 2014. They usually meet and write as well as discuss literature, art, society as well as science three times a week.

Vikas Prakash Joshi

Vikas hails from Pune, a city famous for its artists, theatre industry and educational institutions. He holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies and Journalism, from TISS and Asian College of Journalism. His tryst with writing started in a very young age when his work was published started getting published in the school newspaper.

Dr. BalaRamadurai

He is an author, coach, a consultant and a professor. He has written a book on Design Thinking called ‘Karmic Design Thinking. He holds a PhD from the Arizona State University USA and a B. Tech IIT Madras India.

Aryamba Narasimhamurthy

Aryamba S. N is a poet and writer. She has co-authored ‘Inked Imagination’ and has workedfor several magazines and newspapers. She has worked both as a lecturer and in the IT Industry. Her favorite quote is from Robert Frost’s poem, The Road not Taken, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I took the less one travelled by and that has made all the difference. preview section is your best, most complete guide for all the theatre/films , big and small, coming your way soon. Happy Reading! Follow our channel here.

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