Writing

I am finishing a novel about a family that becomes embroiled in intense ethnic clashes erupting in a small Himalayan town in India at the turn of the millennium. Looking for an agent to represent the novel. Contact: torsa[dot]ghosal[at]csus[dot]edu.

Fiction

“Prayer of the Crossing” in Himal Southasian (2018)

Open Couplets, Yoda Press, India (2017)

“Erhebung” (shortlisted for DNA-Out of Print short fiction prize) in DNA-Out of Print (2017)

“Chasing the Northern Lights” in The Hindu BLink (2017)

“Jatra” in Poydras Review (2016)

“Pratima” in Himal Southasian (2015)

Essays

“The Vulnerability of Home on an Afflicted Planet, From California to Calcutta” in Lit Hub (2019)

“How I learned to Love Experimental Fiction by Seeking Out Books by Women of Color” in Bustle (2019)

“Diasporic Intimacies: On Reading ‘Go Home!'” in Michigan Quarterly Review Online (2018)

“How Immigrant Sculptors Shaped an Artists’ Hub Called Kumartuli” in Catapult (2018)

“Joseph Cornell’s Children: A Narrative of Literacy, Memory, and Migration” in Entropy Magazine (2018)

“Brown Girl Goes to Teach English in America” in Papercuts (2018)

“No Land Beneath Her Feet: What Kathua and Bollywood Say about Nomadic Women” in The Ladies Finger (2018)

“Endnotes: Photographing the Dead in the Family” in Papercuts (2017)

“The Most Important Thing about a Woman is Her Clothes” in The Ladies Finger (2016)

“Authors as Romantic Heroes: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade” in Papercuts (2016)

Poetry

“Afghan Girl at the Eatery on Ninth Avenue,” “Bahurupi or Polymorphous,” “Between Us” in Aaduna (2016)

“For Magic Flower in Amer Fort, Jaipur” in Unsplendid  (2015)

“Stray Ghazal” and “Herstories” in Muse India (Issue 60, Mar-Apr 2015)

“Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto” in British Council and Sampad’s Inspired By My Museum Anthology (2014)

“Clay Love” and “Insomnia” in Muse India  (Issue 30, Jul-Aug 2010)

“Vermillion” in Truth About the Fact, 2009