The South Asia Speaks Masterclass brings the brightest minds in the literary arts to our virtual classroom for a discussion on craft. The Masterclass is hosted by South Asia Speaks mentors and is a one of a kind opportunity for fellows to interact directly with writers who have influenced our generation.

Vauhini Vara

Samanth Subramanian


August 2022

Pankaj Mishra

Sonia Faleiro


April 2022

Parul Sehgal

Isaac Chotiner



Sonia Faleiro


June 2022

Meena Kandasamy

Fatima Bhutto


March 2022

Suketu Mehta

Mira Kamdar


May 2022

Mayukh Sen

Sanam Maher


February 2022

January 2022

Since it was created in 2021, the Masterclass has welcomed New Yorker staff writer Parul Sehgal, James Beard Award-winning food writer Mayukh Sen, poet and activist Meena Kandasamy, essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra, Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta, author and screenwriter Nikesh Shukla, and novelist Vauhini Vara.