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General Reviews & Interviews

In September 2016, China-based webzine Sixth Tone’s editor Colum Murphy interviewed Mishi Saran on her work uncovering Shanghai’s Parsi past. Although she is more or less settled in Hong Kong, find out why her heart remains tied to Shanghai. Read the interview here.
Journalist Namita Bhandare interviewed Mishi Saran on India’s Doordarshan National Television for a 20-minute segment on a literary program Kitaabnama: Books and BeyondThe interview was aired on January 25, 2015 and Doordarshan shared the program’s link on

Watch the interview here January 25, 2015


Split in Half Six Ways,” chapter contribution in the anthology Shaping the World, Women Writers on Themselves edited by Manju Kapur (Hay House Publishing, 2014)
Read a review in The Sunday Guardian here, February 22, 2015
Read a review in The Hindu here, August 2, 2014


A House for Mr. Tata, An Old Shanghai Tale,” chapter contribution in the anthology Travelling In, Travelling Out edited by Namita Gokhale (HarperCollins India, 2014)

Times of India piece on the chapter June 29, 2014
Inchin Closer Interview April 30, 2014


Interview on Xuanzang with Michael Goldfarb for BBC Radio 3’s two-part feature Faith Without God (Sunday, February 9, 2014)

Global Times, 2012
Q&A on why I write, the website is run by JFK Miller in Australia


The Other Side of Light (HarperCollins India)

Times of India Q&A 2013

IBNLive Chat, 2012

Blog post by poet Shelly Bryant


Chasing the Monk’s Shadow: A Journey in the Footsteps of Xuanzang (Penguin, 2005)

The Telegraph, 2008

Asia one wine, dine & unwind, 2008, 2005

The Hindu, 2005, 2006

The Telegraph, 2005