May 30, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“Writing gave me the release I needed for my vivid imagination.”- Smita Bhattacharya (Indian Author)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Indian author Smita Bhattacharya as a part of the South Asian Women Writers Feature.

For the whole of March, we will be featuring South Asian Women Writers on Kitaab. You can read the editor’s note to know more about this.

Today we are featuring Indian author Smita Bhattacharya. Smita writes atmospheric, cozy, and psychological mystery fiction. Strong female protagonists and twisty whodunnits are her forte. Her psychological thriller novel—Dead to Them—was amongst the top Crime, Thriller & Mystery books of Amazon India in 2022. It has been optioned for a movie. She has also authored a popular amateur detective series—the Darya Nandkarni Misadventure Series. The first of the series—Kiss of Salt—is in talks to be optioned. She lives in Mumbai but has solo travelled to over 45 countries. Her stories are heavily inspired by her travels and by those she meets. She has worked in a vineyard, a newsroom, a school, a library, a bank, an advisory firm, and a technology start-up. 

You can check all her work at

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