The 
Masterclass

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

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August 2022

Pankaj Mishra

Sonia Faleiro

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April 2022

Parul Sehgal

Isaac Chotiner

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Nikesh 
Shukla

Sonia Faleiro

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June 2022

Meena Kandasamy

Fatima Bhutto

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March 2022

Suketu Mehta

Mira Kamdar

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May 2022

Mayukh Sen

Sanam Maher

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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.