Amandeep Sandhu

Author • Writer •

Amandeep Sandhu, born in Rourkela, Odisha, and educated at the University of Hyderabad, resides in Bangalore. He authored the novels 'Sepia Leaves' (2008), exploring a family's struggle with schizophrenia during the Emergency, and 'Roll of Honour' (2012), nominated for The Hindu Prize 2013, about a Sikh boy's divided loyalties during the Khalistan movement of 1984. In 2019, Sandhu published 'PANJAB Journeys Through Fault Lines' (Westland/Amazon), a work combining reportage, memoir, and historical context, long-listed for the NIF-Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Award 2020 and short-listed for the Atta Galatta-BLF Non Fiction Prize 2020, now republished by Penguin Random House. His other works include the e-Book 'Bravado to Fear to Abandonment: Mental Health and COVID-19 Lockdown' and contributions to various anthologies, magazines, and websites like Caravan, Scroll, and The Hindu. Sandhu was a Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2013-15) and is currently a Homi Bhabha Fellow (2022-24), working on a book tentatively titled 'The Outliers: Sikhs who live Outside Panjab, in India'.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday 10 May

10 Indian Languages and How They Came to Be

Author in Conversation 
Author Karthik Venkatesh will be in conversation with writer and journalist Amandeep Sandhu