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About Vayu

Historical Writers Association


Vayu Naidu’s fiction is inspired by the unnoticed drama of daily events that challenge and change us. British History and Indian myth are milestones in her landscape. Dualities and paradox shape the characters while irony steers her narrative; the voice switches as easily from first to third person.

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The Write Place Edition iii (Dec-20 – Jan-21) 

Shifting Shapes - Storytelling & Writing 

A workshop residency on uncovering the story; the difference between writing and Storytelling, Including Kamu Yoga

Novel - Anniversaries of Encounters

– England and India 

A workshop residency on uncovering the story; the difference between writing and Storytelling

Storytelling – Goddesses of Milk and Teeth 

A bridge of storytelling connecting the benign with the belligerent from 

Workshops in Gardens (London) – Seasoning Stories of Survival: 

February  - The ground breaking Snow drop

April – The bloodless Lily 


The Sari of Surya Vilas (Speaking Tiger: 2017) is about silenced histories - woven, told and sung. It is experienced through a family's secrets, set in colonial Madras and Norfolk.


She explores her next work at SOAS as Research Associate, and as a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. She lives in London with her husband and does research in Chennai.


To order The Sari of Surya Vilas click below:

– Amazon India

– Amazon UK

– Affirmpress Australia

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Sita’s Ascent (Penguin: 2013) was nominated for the Commonwealth Book Award. Startling and nuanced analysis of the complex relationships from the epic Ramayana (Girish Karnad). It humanises the divine. For a wider readership it was  ‘captivating and enthralling…extends Storytelling’ (Jim Crace). This was premiered at Jaipur Literature Festival and at the Literature Festivals of LSE, and Cheltenham.

To order The Sita's Ascent click below:

– Amazon India

– Amazon UK



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