Siddhartha Deb

Associate Professor

The New School

Siddhartha Deb grew up in a small town in the north-eastern region of India, a border region near Tibet, China, Burma, and Bangladesh. This is an obscure and turbulent area, and it has informed much of his work, including two novels, The Point of Return and An Outline of the Republic. As a novelist, Siddhartha Deb is influenced by a Goethean sense of world literature that demands widespread, constant reading of works of fiction from different parts of the world as well as history, politics, and ideas. He is author, most recently, of The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India.