Chandrahas Choudhury

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Bhubaneswar, India

Nottingham, Great Britain


2022, 2023

Born in Hyderabad/India in 1980.

Chandrahas Choudhury is a novelist based in India and the UK.
His first novel Arzee the Dwarf was released in 2009 and was published by HarperCollins in India, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag in Germany, Plataforma Prensa in Spain, and NYRB in America. It was shortlisted for the Commonwealth First Book Award in 2010, and selected by World Literature Today as one of »60 Essential Works of Modern Indian Literature in English«.

He is also the author of two other novels: Clouds (2018) and Days of My China Dragon (2019), as well as  India, A Traveller’s Literary Companion, an introduction to the pleasures of Indian literature, and My Country Is Literature, a book of essays on literature.

He also writes essays, opinion pieces, literary criticism and reportage for a number of newspapers and journals, including the Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler and The Arab News.