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I have been writing in Assamese for periodicals in my home state Assam for a long time. I grew up in Guwahati, the biggest city in India's northeast. My early stories, the ones that I am now highly embarrassed by, were broadcast in the youth programmes of All India Radio, Guwahati India's public radio network when I was in secondary school. I need to mention this because, in 2004, when I moved to India's capital Delhi to attend college, I found myself producing a completely different kind of writing from what I had done before. A couple of incidents will perhaps help illustrate the mental shift that took place in the way I thought about myself and India's relationship with its northeastern region, including my state Assam.
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More about Aruni Kashyap
Aruni Kashyap is a writer and translator. His first novel, The House With a Thousand Novels, will be published by Penguin Books India. His translation of Indira Goswami’s latest novel, The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Revenue Collector, is forthcoming from Zubaan Books. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Oxford Anthology of Writings from North-East India Volume II, Himal Southasian, Tehelka Magazine, Karthika Review : an Asia Pacific Islander Literary Journal and others.
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