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Manan Kapoor

Manan Kapoor is a writer based in New Delhi. His debut novel, The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky, was shortlisted for Sahitya Akademi's Yuva Award in 2017. His second book, a biography of Agha Shahid Ali, is forthcoming from Penguin Random House.


As news leaks of India’s forced communications blackout in Kashmir, the work of poet Agha Shahid Ali is tragically timely—both its depiction of Kashmiri suffering and the poet’s attempt to imagine a better future for his home.

Manan Kapoor