Richard Crasta was born in Bangalore, India, and grew up in coastal Mangalore. Working briefly in the Indian Administrative Service, he moved to America for graduate studies and to become a writer. His first novel, ironically titled "The Revised Kama Sutra," received wide critical acclaim, was described as "very funny" by Kurt Vonnegut, and has been published in ten countries and in seven languages.
Richard's 12+ books (a few only in digital format) include fiction, nonfiction, essays, autobiography, humor, cultural and political critiques, and satire, and have been described as "exuberant," "courageous," "hilarious," and "going where no Indian writer has gone before." He has been interviewed or written about in "The New York Times," BBC TV and radio, The Independent (UK), Indian national television channels, and elsewhere. His three best books, in his opinion, are "The Revised Kama Sutra," "Impressing the Whites", and "The Killing of an Author", but he has also published a recent book titled "Fathers and Sons, War and Love," that took as much courage and love as some of his other books. He has also published his father's World War II memoir, "Eaten by the Japanese."
A New Yorker for most of his adult life, father to three children, and member of PEN America, he now spends much of his time in Asia, working on his books in progress. He gives much credit to American writers like Saul Bellow and Henry Miller, who inspired him as much as did Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. His Indian roots have always inspired him, and provided much of the material for his writings.
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