Mohan Sikka is a writer and artist based in New York. Mohan writes about everyday people -- mothers and sons, lovers and friends, servants and masters -- and the ways even ordinary lives can gather into an unexpected moment of tenderness, violence or grace, a moment that can redefine the arc of a life.
You can watch the exciting film adaptation of Mohan's story, "The Railway Aunty," online and on DVD soon. The film is called B.A. Pass.
Read Mohan's award-winning story, "Uncle Musto Takes a Mistress," in the 2009 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories anthology or as an E-single from HarperCollins. Pick it up at your bookstore or on Amazon today. Available on Amazon India also.
Sikka reinvents himself out of the raw materials of the clan, recording a bittersweet journey, with safety traded for freedom. Sikka’s language is pungent with original idiom; he’s a juicy, melancholic memory machine…
-Laurie Stone | The Village Voice