Jenny Bhatt is a writer, translator, and reviewer. Her first short story collection is due out in 2018
. Her writing
has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology and has appeared or is upcoming in, among others: The Atlantic, Amazon’s Day One Literary Journal, Gravel Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Hofstra’s Windmill, Eleven Eleven Journal, Hot Metal Bridge, Jet Fuel Review, Kweli Journal, Five:2:One, The Indian Quarterly, York Literary Review (UK), The Nottingham Review (UK), Litro UK, The Vignette Review, and an anthology, ‘Sulekha Select: The Indian Experience in a Connected World.’ Having lived and worked her way around India, England, Germany, Scotland, and various parts of the US, she now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Find her at: http://indiatopia.com
Hi there. I’m Jenny Bhatt — a writer and a global nomad of Indian origin.
Indiatopia began as an attempt to reclaim and reframe the India where I was born, spent my formative years, and which will always be a part of my evolving diasporic identity even as I continue moving across countries and continents and assimilating various other cultures. That said, this space has developed into a scrapbook of my own version of Indiatopia — one that is more about a personal mindset rather than about being tied to a physical place. For more, see the ‘Introduction‘ and this ‘Recalibration‘. Also, my own thoughts on the question of an “Indian identity”: Part 1 and Part 2.
Mostly, I write about reading and creative writing. Check out the following while you’re browsing around here:
— my fiction and nonfiction published various literary magazines (print and online)
— reviews (books, TV, movies, plays, music, artwork)
— a non-academic appreciation of poems I’ve enjoyed
— a monthly series of the best short stories I’ve read online
— a monthly series on my favorite writing how-to books/resources
— a 6-part series on bibliomemoirs
I also share almost-daily shorter blasts (mostly about books, reading, writing) on Facebook — join me there too. And I share reading and writing articles from other publications on Twitter daily.
So welcome. Stay awhile. Share your own Indiatopian story. Start a conversation.