Creative Writing


“Good Deity” in Necessary Fiction (2021)

“Battle of Plassey” in Queen Mob’s Tea House (2020)

“The Time of Birds” in Pigeon Pages (2019) [honorable mention for Pigeon Pages Flash Contest; judged by R.O. Kwon]

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

Open Couplets, Yoda Press, India (2017)

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

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

“Jatra” in Poydras Review (2016)

“Pratima” in Himal Southasian (2015)


Gun Island and the Stories that Emerge on a Changing Planet” in Lit Hub (2019)

“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)


“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