Bhavani Iyer is a writer, who has written for Hindi films like Black, Guzaarish, Lootera and television shows like 24, Everest and Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai. Her next film Raazi is up for release in early 2018. She started her career as a copywriter with iB&W Advertising and was the youngest editor of the film magazine Stardust. Utterly and passionately in love with language and writing, she started reading Shakespeare when she was seven and began writing little stories every Sunday for her father, when she was ten. Happiest with ink on her fingers, she lives in Mumbai with her boyfriend and three dogs.
Anon. is her first book.
Publisher: Fingerprint Publishing (forthcoming)
‘Anon.’ – the abbreviation that appears alongside literary works of unknown parentage, is a fictionalized, imagined story of two writers in India, Debottam Bhattacharya and Urbish Sardar. Their literary fates mirror those of the masters of English Literature – Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.
Debottam is the scion of an aristocratic zamindar family in Calcutta while Urbish is the son of a fisherman in the Sunderbans. They meet in Shantiniketan.
Set in Calcutta of the sixties and seventies, with the Naxalite movement, the Zamindar Abolishment Act and the complex fibre of artistic expression colliding with political ideology of the time, Anon. explores the disparate worlds both socially and artistically.