Priya Sarukkai Chabria

Priya Sarukkai Chabria is an award-winning translator, poet and writer. She studied the Sanskrit rasa theory of aesthetics and Tamil Sangam (2-4BCE) poetics. Her books include speculative fiction, literary non-fiction and three poetry collections, and her work has been included in multiple anthologies. Her recent publications include Clone (Zubaan, University of Chicago Press), which was selected as one of Best Reads of 2018 by The Feminist Press, and Calling Over Water Poems (Poetrywala, 2019). She edits the literary journal Poetry at Sangam.  More about Priya’s work can be found out here:


Invoking Kali draws on the Sanskrit genre of sacred stotra literature. The goddess Kali, whose name means Black or Death symbolises the dread and darkness of Time that she commands.


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