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Janice Pariat

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and History of Art, Ashoka University

English Literature, St.Stephen's College History of Art, School of Oriental and African Studies

Janice Pariat is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and History of Art at Ashoka University. She earned her Masters in History of Art from School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. She has another Masters in English and Communications from University of Westminster. She completed her Bachelors from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. 

Her work, including art reviews, cultural features, book reviews, fiction and poetry, has featured in a wide selection of national magazines and newspapers, namely: The Hindu, The Indian Quarterly, Verve Magazine, The Caravan, and The Print. She writes a monthly literary column titled “Paperwallah” for The Hindu

(Fiction: Novels)

  • The Nine-Chambered Heart (HarperCollins India, December 2017; and  Borough Press UK, May 2018)

  • Seahorse (Penguin Random House, October 2014; and Unnamed Press USA, April  2015)

  • Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories (Vintage, Random House, October 2012)

(Fiction: Selected Short Stories)

  • “The Stone Pilers” for The Indian Quarterly (April 2019)

  • “The Last Touch” for Verve Magazine (November 2018)

  • “Green Park” for Underground: Tales for London (Borough Press UK;

  • September 2018)

  • “A Place in the North” for Juggernaut India (March 2017)

  • “Sky Graves” for Apory Editions (in Finnish translation; September 2015)

  • “Following Water” for Mint Lounge (December 2015)

  • “Boats on Land” for Internazionale (in Italian translation; June 2014)

  • “Boats on Land” for The Caravan (October 2012),

  • “Embassy” for Out of Print: The Short Story Online (May 2011)


  • Professor Pariat’s poems are published in literary journals including Internazionale (in Italian translation), The Yellow Nib issue on Modern English Poetry by Indians, Prairie Schooner, Eclectica, Nth Position, Qarrtsiluni, Barnwood International Poetry Mag, and Kavikala.


  • “Embassy” in Himalayan Arc: Journeys East of South-Asia (HarperCollins, January 2018; edited by Namita Gokhale)

  • “Journey from the Hills” in Shaping the World: Women Writers on Themselves (Hayhouse Publishers, 2014; edited by Manju Kapur)

  • “Porridge” in Chillies and Porridge (HarperCollins, 2015; edited by Mita Kapur)

  • Craft of Writing: Short Story

  • Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Fiction Workshop

  • Young Writer Award from the Sahitya Akademi (Indian National Academy of Letters)

  •  Seahorse was shortlisted for the Hindu Literary Prize 2015

  • Charles Wallace Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (2014)

  • Crossword Book Award for Fiction in 2013

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