Richard's first novel, conceived in the New York suburbs at the same time as his first child, was ironically titled "The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel of Colonialism and Desire" (it is a novel, and has NOTHING to do with the Kama Sutra) and published by Viking Penguin India, Fourth Estate, UK, and other international publishers. Critically acclaimed in India, it was described as "very funny" by Kurt Vonnegut. It has been published in ten countries and in seven languages.
Richard's 12+ books include fiction, nonfiction, essays, autobiography, humor, cultural and political critiques, and satire, and have been described as "exuberant," "courageous," "hilarious," and "boldly 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"; a recent humor collection is titled "The Mahatma, the Goats, and Young Cats."
India-born, multilingual (Konkani, Kannada, Hindi, etc) Crasta worked for five years in the Indian Administrative Service as a magistrate and development director, among other things. Going to America to write, he has been a New Yorker for a long time, as is still technically one, though he now spends most of his time in Asia. His inspirations include Saul Bellow and Henry Miller, Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens. His Indian roots have always inspired him, and provided much of the material for his writings.
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