Nalini Paul is a widely published poet and has collaborated across various art forms, including stage and film. She was George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow in Orkney from 2009 until 2010, where she worked with dancers, musicians, visual artists, archaeologists and the RSPB. Her first poetry pamphlet, Skirlags (Red Squirrel Press), was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Award in 2010. Nalini’s project with Stellar Quines Theatre Company, Beyond the Mud Walls, is set partly in early 1940s India and was showcased for ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ at the Traverse in September 2016. She is currently working on a poetry collection inspired by The Bhagavad Gita and her stay at Grez-sur-Loing, France, as a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow in 2017. Nalini undertook a residency in Lewis and in Kolkata as part of the ‘New Passages’ project (2017-18), exploring connections between India and Scotland.
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