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Siddhartha Chowdhury

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Occupation  Author and writer
Citizenship  Indian

Name  Siddhartha Chowdhury
Role  Novelist
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Books  Patna Roughcut, Day Scholar, Diksha at St. Martin's
Education  Hindu College, University of Delhi, University of Delhi

Siddharth Chowdhury is an Indian novelist. He lives in Delhi where, until recently, he worked with a publishing company. He began writing at 19, "Rather late", he says, "most writers seem to start at 10 or earlier" but was soon publishing short stories in Indian and foreign publications.


Writing career

Chowdhury grew up in Patna. His first collection of stories, Diksha at St Martins, appeared two years ago to immense praise.Siddhartha Chowdhury is the author of Diksha at St. Martin's, Patna Roughcut and Day Scholar, which was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2009. He read English Literature at Delhi University (1993–98). In 2007, he held the Charles Wallace Writer in Residence fellowship at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Part of Day Scholar was written there. He lives in Delhi and works as Editorial Consultant with the house of Manohar.

Notable works

  • Diksha at St. Martin's (2002), Sristhi Publication
  • Patna Roughcut (2005), Picador India
  • Day Scholar (2010), Picador Indial
  • A Patna Manual of Style (2015) Aleph Books
  • Award

  • The Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009
  • References

    Siddhartha Chowdhury Wikipedia