New Passages: Sampurna Chattarji

The following piece is the first response from Sampurna Chattarji, a poet, novelist, translator and children’s author of fourteen published titles. She is currently the Poetry Editor of The Indian Quarterly. In my most recent poetry book, Space Gulliver: Chronicles of an Alien (HarperCollins, 2015), I wrote about my protagonist’s ‘disinclination to pore over beautiful things/ in an overheated building …