As part of the Dalit History Month, Sweety and Pappu will be interviewing a very special guest – Hugo award nominated speculative fiction writer Mimi Mondal, she will help us expand our understanding of South Asian Sci-Fi and fantasy fiction, and what it means to be a Punk Dalit girl. Rest assured at the end of this episode you will have considerably lengthened up our reading list, like we just did.
Mimi Mondal is a writer of speculative fiction and social-justice nonfiction, and the first Hugo Award nominee from India. Her first book, Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, edited along with Alexandra Pierce, is currently a finalist for the Hugo Awards 2018, and longlisted for the Locus Awards 2018. Between 2017 and 2018, she worked as the Poetry and Reprint Editor of Uncanny Magazine, a twice-Hugo-Award-winning magazine of science fiction and fantasy.