Thursday, 27 August 2009
In conversation with Daman Singh, the author of Nine by Nine at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi. It was great to be in discussion with Daman. As an author herself she had insightful questions on the art of writing. Also, as a Punjabi - "more by sentiment, than substance" , as she defines it - she had an emotional grasp of the novel's backdrop which made for a very lively talk. Daman is also a lovely person, and amazingly modest for a PM's daughter. But when the PM is Dr. Manmohan Singh, modesty, I guess, is the family's middle name.