Devapriya Roy

Devapriya Roy is the author of two novels, The Vague Women’s Handbook and The Weight Loss Club. Her third book, The Heat and Dust Project: The Broke Couple’s Guide to Bharat, co-written with her husband Saurav Jha, is the story of an eccentric journey around India, on a very tight budget. Roy’s latest project is Indira, a graphic biography of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in collaboration with artist Priya Kuriyan. Her novel The Romantics of College Street is being serialised in The Telegraph. An alumna of Presidency College, Calcutta, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, she has a PhD in performance studies, on Bharata’s Natyashastra. She lives in Delhi where she writes, teaches and plots and plans to turn over a new leaf very soon.