These essays were written while I was writing Dancing to the Flute, as part of my degree. Some are more academic than others. Each piece gives you some background on why I wrote Dancing to the Flute. I’ve added a small summary, link and pdf to the longer article.

India’s of the Mind was first written for International Oral History Association Conference in Sydney 2006. Traveller’s Tales was published in the Transforming Cultures eJournal, Vol. 3 No 1, February 2008  and The Right to Write was accepted as a refereed paper under the name What writers write and readers read for the Australian Association of Writing Programs Conference in Sydney 2008.

India’s of the Mind

This essay explores idea of a story in translation – through time, mode and space. As the child of migrants and as a novelist, my own creative work became a journey between longing and belonging, story and sound, fire and water, and the vapours that form when worlds meet. This essay focuses on a particular story, that of Tansen which is used in my novel.

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