photograph by Hashim Badani

Deepanjana Pal is a Mumbai-based author and journalist. She is the author of Hush A Bye Baby, A Book for Puchku, Puchku Seeks a Song, and The Painter: A Life of Ravi Varma.

She studied English Literature at St. Stephen’s College; and postcolonial theory and literature at University of Warwick. Her non-fiction writing on culture and gender has appeared in publications like The Atlantic, Wallpaper*, Caravan, Buzzfeed and Vogue.

In the past, she has worked with the city magazine Time Out Mumbai as an art writer; edited the Entertainment section of the news website, Firstpost; and was the managing editor of the media critique website, Newslaundry. She has also worked with the newspaper Hindustan Times and ELLE magazine.

You can find Deepanjana on Twitter and Instagram.