Vandana Singh

Book, music and movie lover; student of life; love Asian food; Author; wish to settle down even if late and be a professor in Atlanta, US.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

That I believe in Love; that I was abused as a child; that I adored my then Black professors in Clark Atlanta University, US.

What’s your greatest fear?

That I have to live life with an unquiet conscience.

What is your greatest achievement?

My studies in the Humanities.

High point of your life?

That I was accepted in a Black University for doctoral studies in Atlanta, US.

Low point of your life

When my deceased sister who was born a beautiful child with angelic beauty and angelic temperament lost her speech and become severely retarded for the rest of her life; my having to leave Clark Atlanta University due to misunderstanding.

Which living person do you most admire?

Dr. E.D. Clowney who worked for Clark Atlanta University, US.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

John Christopher by Romain Rolland

Who are your favorite authors?

Romain Rolland, Joseph Conrad.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

John Christopher by Romain Rolland, Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad, Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Is there a book you love to reread?

“Robert Graves His Life and Work” by Martin Seymour Smith.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje; Sangeet Samrat Tansen; Anupama; Sumbandh by Subodh Mukherjee; Mamta.

One Superpower you wish you had?

To bring the good back to life.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

“I would be there for a celebration of life—the pagan spirit!”

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

In Hindu, Hindi speaking North India and in Atlanta, US.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Become Tansen

When and where do you write ?

Either on my bed or on the dining table.

Silence or music?

I love old Hindi film songs and Hindustani classical music.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Not to see the Christian cross.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Be original and be proud to be Hindu and Indian and Asian.

Dr. Vandana Singh has a Masters in English from the reputed Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, India, and an EdS (Education Specialist) degree from Middle Tennessee State University, USA. She has a PhD in English Literature from Singhania University, Rajasthan, India. Her thesis was titled “Lytton Strachey as Man and Biographer.” Her schooling was in both Catholic and Protestant schools. She has lived in America and in South-East Asia. She has taught both in India and abroad.

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