"Her stories give an insight into the unknown world of creativity and imaginations."
Koral has published an eclectic range of books from academic non fiction to relationship dramas. Her stories explore the inherent nature of complex minds leading to a relatable conflict and unpredictable climax. Having published widely with Westland Books, Niyogi Publishers and Rupa, her books are discussed from the context of gender studies, art, myth and ecocritical literature. Other than India, Koral's books are shelved in the libraries of University of Harvard, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, University of Wales, Duke University, University of North Carolina, TAMU, and others.
Her fourth book has been optioned for screen adaptation. She is currently working with Pan Macmillan on the five-book Sati series - a retelling of the stories of the Pancha Kanya from Indian mythology - Ahalya and Kunti are on the shelves.
She conducts writing programmes and critical thinking workshops for educational and corporate floors. She is recognised in the list of Innovator25 Asia Pacific 2019 prepared by The Holmes Report, a New York based PR news agency and has been listed under the Women of Wonder (WOW) series in Outlook Business (September 2019). Her website is www.koraldasgupta.com
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Koral offers leadership talks to corporate and academic citizens. One of the primary interventions is to address the importance of assessment and interpretation in business environment. Specifically to the post COVID leadership challenges, the talks aim to remove mind blocks while expanding critical & lateral thinking.
The talks sensitize leaders (and people at large) towards diverse, inclusive and more objective decision making.
Select topics addressed:
www.tellmeyourstory.biz (TMYS), founded by Koral inspires social engagement and behavioural change for Inclusion and Diversity through storytelling and literature.
The gender binary from cultural history has suffered many centuries of regressive stereotyping in popular narratives. This includes the image of the man (imposing a macho identity), woman (often with sexist undertones) and womanly (applies to all genders). They impress that the 'ideal' women is timid, obedient, silent and sacrificing. The contemporary status of women is often conditioned by the perceived cultural preferences.
In every culture, the children hear the stories of myth, religion and history which shape their imagination and pride for origin. They hear about the bravery of men rescuing weak women from great dangers. At a tender age they are fed with pride and belonging towards only one section of the society. Later as adults, when they are expected to exhibit inclusive behavior, they respond as activists and not as believers.
TMYS projects are primarily student run with a predominant women force and men aiming gender equality.
India (60-70%), USA, UK, UAE, Australia and Canada.
Using literature and storytelling for intellectual empowerment through gender sensitivity.
a. Projects that bring together the industry, academia and media.
b. Enhance critical thinking and creative writing.
c. Curate knowledge banks through panel discussions with global thought leaders.
All TMYS projects are archived HERE. Select notable projects are:
LITERATURE FESTIVALS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS
From Debut to Bestseller (Gulmarg Lit Fest 2021) with Kanchana Banerjee, Anuja Chandramouli, Neil D'Silva, Arjun Gaind
#OutOfSyllabus with Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts & Mass Comm (2020)
About Tell Me Your Story (Pune Lit Fest 2017) with Kulpreet Yadav