Kalpish Ratna
"Ishrat Syed and Kalpana Swaminathan write together under the nom de plume Kalpish Ratna. Ishrat Syed is a pediatric and general surgeon. Kalpana Swaminathan is a pediatric surgeon. Their novel The Quarantine Papers was shortlisted for the 2010 Crossword Award. Their last book, Once Upon A Hill, is a peripatetic history of Andheri’s Gilbert Hill. Ishrat Syed, the photographer, is concerned with the ravages on nature. His October 2011 exhibition The Persistence of Memory previewed his larger project Palimpsest — The Erasures That Made Bombay. Kalpana Swaminathan won the 2009 Crossword Fiction Award for Venus Crossing. Her detective, Lalli, has appeared in five novels, the most recent being The Secret Gardener. Kalpana and Ishrat are at work on a life of the sixteenth century naturalist Garcia da Orta."
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