About the Author
Ankur Betageri (b. 1983) is a poet, short fiction writer and visual artist based in New Delhi. His published works include a collection of short fiction, Bhog and Other Stories (2010); a collection of short fiction in Kannada, Malavika mattu Itara Kathegalu (2011); and two collections of poetry in Kannada, Hidida Usiru (2004) and Idara Hesaru (2006). His poetry has been translated into Hindi (Basant Badal Deta Hai Muhavre, 2011), Bengali and Korean. Ankur has participated as guest writer at various national and international literature festivals, including The III International Delphic Games (2009) at Jeju, South Korea, and Lit Up Writers Festival (2010) at Singapore.
As a visual artist Ankur has exhibited his photographs at various places, including ICCR, Delhi (2012); St Stephens College, Delhi (2012); and Delhi University (2011). In 2012, he founded the avant-garde public arts and social activist platform, Hulchul, advocating the use of Public Space (like roadside walls, public washrooms, etc.) and New Media for the dissemination, and democratization, of art and poetry.
Ankur holds Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and English, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy from IIT Delhi. He is assistant editor of Sahitya Akademis literary journal, Indian Literature.