New Interview with author Anjali Mitter Duva

Long-time Boston resident Anjali Mitter Duva’s debut novel, Faint Promise of Rain, takes us to sixteenth-century Rajasthan to recount the birth and coming-of-age of Adhira, a girl born into a family of temple dancers. Duva has woven together strands of her father’s upbringing in India, along with a personal interest in kathak dance, to produce what Bret Anthony Johnston has called “a gorgeous book, a story that is at once spare and lush, wrenching and restoring.” Anjali took out time from her launch to speak with Dead Darlings about her novel, and the unique collaboration with She Writes Press that brought it to market.

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My Two Front Teeth

The first got cut in half by a puck when I was ten, playing street hockey in New York. The second got angle-chipped at fifteen while driving my friend Scott’s Gran Torino without a license in Minnesota. I hit a pole at 5 MPH in the parking lot of my apartment complex.

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