Video Interview with Debut Novelist Karan Mahajan

By Jason Boog 

“When I lived in Delhi, it was burdened with so many futures–fast roads, malls, flyovers–that one felt almost obliged to be hopeful. Now that hope has diminished you can feel the city going into a frenzy to reinvent itself. I miss living there.”

That’s debut novelist Karan Mahajan describing his childhood in New Delhi. The 25-year-old author now lives in Brooklyn, working in the same field as his protagonist in Family Planning.

In this video feature, GalleyCat caught up with Mahajan, discussing his satirical book, urban planning, and his thoughts about John Updike.