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Kiran Bhat

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I define myself as a novelist writing for the global age. My parents made Atlanta our home, my grandmother made Mysore a home of another sorts, and I chose to make New York, Madrid, Lisboa, Sao Paulo, Cuzco, Delhi, Mombasa, Tokyo, Istanbul, Yogyakarta, Bangalore, Shanghai, Moscow, and Cairo my homes. At the moment, I have traveled to 132 countries in a decade, lived in 19 different corners of the planet, and speak 12 languages. I currently live in Melbourne, but I see Mumbai as my home proper, and I can't wait to get back home.

I am the author of we of the forsaken world... (Iguana Books, 2020), the Portuguese-language story cycle Afora Adentro (Editora Labrador, 2020), the Spanish-language poetry collection Autobiografia (Letrame Editorial,
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Kiran Bhat Interesting question. I personally believe the globe is inside of all of us, and our ability to connect and think globally comes from our ability to c…moreInteresting question. I personally believe the globe is inside of all of us, and our ability to connect and think globally comes from our ability to choose to view humans innately for what they are, rather than seeing them for how we choose to perceive them. If the global is the individual, and the individual becomes the cosmic, then the cosmic is the global.

At the same time, I think travelling made it much easier for me to start to see humans in a deeper context, because I got to see so many shades of the human experience. I think a city like New York or London is great if you want to see all of the skin shades of the world, but diversity isn't just skip deep. It's also about being formed in all of the different ways humans can be, and I think to see that, one has to have travelled.(less)
Kiran Bhat I don't think I have a favourite book of mine yet, but I think it will be the one that I'm writing now. ;)…moreI don't think I have a favourite book of mine yet, but I think it will be the one that I'm writing now. ;)(less)
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We Of The Forsaken World...

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2021

It's a new year, and I've been a lot less Goodreads active. Too busy with other projects, we can say... nevertheless, I've been wondering; what's been going on for all of you, who happen to have added me on this page? Are you busy writing? Are you surviving COVID? How's life?

My best wishes,

Kiran
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Kiran Bhat Thanks for expressing your interest! I hope you like the book!


Ginney Etherton Yes I am interested. I just ordered the Kindle version, but it will take me another week or so before I can begin reading your book. It sounds intriguing, and your write-up is very well written, which doesn’t happen very often. Thank you for the notification.
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