Latest publication: God’s Little Soldier, Noida: HarperCollins India, 2006
«Zia has a way with numbers. He can square and cube any figure, whether it's five digits or fifteen, and just as easily calculate the square or cube root, even if it means entering decimal territory. Go ahead, test him. 6 x 6, that's easy, anybody can tell you it's 36. 36 x 36? Need some help with the answer? Before you can hit the second key on the calculator, Zia will tell you it's 1'296. Now cube that. Don't bother to say Jack and the rest of it. 2'176'782'336. You think Zia's bluffing? Go ahead. Use the calculator. Are you finally convinced that he is not making it all up? Zia can zip and unzip through arithmetic with barely a trace of conscious thought and yet he believes that what he excels at is cricket.» From: God's Little Soldier
Shumona Sinha reads – in French – from her novels “Calcutta” and “Assommons les pauvres!” German translations are recited by Dagny Gioulami. Moderation in English by Tommy Egger. Apéro after the reading.
Shumona Sinha presents her latest novel “Kalkutta”. In her distinctive poetic language she tells the story of the lost childhood of Trisha who returns into her abandoned birth house in Calcutta after her father’s death.