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Mathangi Subramanian


Mathangi Subramanian

Mathangi Subramanian is an award-winning Indian American writer, author and educator. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Teachers College of Columbia University, and the recipient of a Fulbright as well as other fellowships. Her writing has previously appeared in the Washington Post, Quartz, Al Jazeera America and elsewhere. A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HEAVEN is her first work of literary fiction.  

Books by Mathangi Subramanian

by Mathangi Subramanian - Fiction

Welcome to Heaven, a 30-year-old slum hidden between brand-new high-rise apartment buildings and technology incubators in contemporary Bangalore, one of India's fastest-growing cities. In Heaven, you will come to know a community of people living hand-to-mouth and constantly struggling against the city government that wants to bulldoze their homes and build yet more glass high-rises. A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF HEAVEN centers on five best friends, girls who go to school together, a diverse group who love and accept one another unconditionally. Together they wage war on the bulldozers that would bury their homes and, ultimately, on the city that does not care what happens to them.