Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books
"Sharmistha Mohanty is remarkable above all for her determination to shift narrative away from the easy urgencies of Western fiction towards a text that hovers between the contemplative and the hypnotic, sculpting extended landscapes of feeling from the quiet friction between realism and myth. To read Five Movements in Praise is like coming across an animal of a new species, but one that immediately appears to be in tune with its environment."—Tim Parks
About the Author
Sharmistha Mohanty's two earlier books of fiction, Book One and New Life, situated her as one of the most exciting innovative writers currently working in India. She has also translated a selection of Rabindranath Tagore's prose works, Broken Nest and Other Stories, and is currently on the International Faculty for the Creative Writing MFA at the City University of Hong Kong. She has received fellowships from the Ministry of Culture in India, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany.