2012-13 Charles Pick South Asian Fellow
Shubhangi Swarup lives in Mumbai, working as a journalist for OPEN Magazine (an Indian news weekly) and helps to run a community group called ‘Hamara Footpath’, working with street children. In 2012 she had taken a sabbatical in order to focus on her novel, a work of fiction tentatively called ‘Faultlines’. It is a novel situated on a geological crack that separates two continental plates; beginning in the depths of the Andaman Sea and ending in the highest Himalayan passes. Shubhangi holds an M.Sc in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS, University of London and a B.A in literature from St. Xaviers College, University of Mumbai. She used the opportunity given to her by the fellowship to complete her novel.