Richard Crasta (Konkani: रीचर्ड क्रास्ता (Devanagari); born 1952) is an Indian American writer and novelist, with a strong Indian identity in his writings. He is the author of the comic novel The Revised Kamasutra, nonfiction and essay collections like Impressing the Whites; Beauty Queens, Children and the Death of Sex, and some semi-fictional works like What We All Need. His first novel The Revised Kama Sutra was published under the name of Avatar Prabhu in the United States and Germany.

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  • Richard Crasta (né en 1952 à Bangalore, en Inde) est un écrivain et romancier américain, avec une identité indienne forte dans ses écrits. (fr)
  • Richard Crasta (Konkani: रीचर्ड क्रास्ता (Devanagari); born 1952) is an Indian American writer and novelist, with a strong Indian identity in his writings. He is the author of the comic novel The Revised Kamasutra, nonfiction and essay collections like Impressing the Whites; Beauty Queens, Children and the Death of Sex, and some semi-fictional works like What We All Need. His first novel The Revised Kama Sutra was published under the name of Avatar Prabhu in the United States and Germany. Born in Bangalore, India, he grew up in Bombay (briefly) and Mangalore, where he was influenced by the strong Catholic culture as well as the region’s cuisine, including bangda curry and masala dosas. Added to this there were Time Magazine, and Readers Digest in his childhood years, and even by Hollywood movies such as Disney movies, The Sound of Music, and James Bond. Then, as an Indian Administrative Service officer, he found himself briefly immersed in the implementation of Indira Gandhi’s 20-point programme. Later, going to the United States on a student visa to study literature and ultimately become a writer, he found himself stuck there: his three sons were born even as he was writing his first novel. He ended up spending most of his adult life in the New York City area, though he currently spends most of his time in Asia (where he has been working on two novels and two nonfiction books). Richard Crasta considers himself as a stateless person, a compulsive itinerant, a migrant, a man without moorings except to his imagination, his memories, and his childhood. He believes that his roots in the Mangalorean Catholic culture had a significant impact in his writings. (en)
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  • Indian-American writer and novelist. (en)
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  • Richard Crasta (né en 1952 à Bangalore, en Inde) est un écrivain et romancier américain, avec une identité indienne forte dans ses écrits. (fr)
  • Richard Crasta (Konkani: रीचर्ड क्रास्ता (Devanagari); born 1952) is an Indian American writer and novelist, with a strong Indian identity in his writings. He is the author of the comic novel The Revised Kamasutra, nonfiction and essay collections like Impressing the Whites; Beauty Queens, Children and the Death of Sex, and some semi-fictional works like What We All Need. His first novel The Revised Kama Sutra was published under the name of Avatar Prabhu in the United States and Germany. (en)
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