Poonam Saxena

Published: November 18, 2022

Poonam Saxena is a journalist, writer, author and translator. She launched Brunch, the Sunday magazine of the Hindustan Times and edited it for 12 years. Subsequently, she was the editor of the newspaper’s weekend section. She writes a regular column for the Hindustan Times, titled The Way We Were, centered around Hindi literature and Hindi cinema.

She has translated Dharamvir Bharati’s classic 1949 Hindi novel Gunahon Ka Devta into English (Chander & Sudha, Penguin Viking) as well as Rahi Masoom Raza’s darkly funny novel about the Hindi film industry of the 1970s, Scene : 75 (HarperCollins). She has also selected and translated 25 stories for The Greatest Hindi Stories Ever Told (Aleph). She was the co-author of filmmaker Karan Johar’s memoir An Unsuitable Boy (Penguin).

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