"Mukherjee’s novel encapsulates the heady breathlessness of falling in love."

—Publishers Weekly


"Rheea Mukherjee has written a thought-provoking and memorable meditation on the meaning of life. In seductive prose, THE BODY MYTH, explores the depths and boundaries of relationships, conventional and unconventional, and the meaning of intimacy in sickness and health. A fine novel."

— Soniah Kamal, award-winning author of

'Unmarriageable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan'

"Like the Rasagura fruit Rheea Mukherjee so eloquently writes about, THE BODY MYTH is a tender love story at its core: sweet, sour, and bursting with wisdom. An intoxicating read."

Neel Patel, author of IF YOU SEE ME, DON'T SAY HI

"Witty, melancholic, and dramatic by turns, Rheea Mukherjee’s THE BODY MYTH is a touching love story about misfits searching for togetherness, even if that togetherness might not be healthy for all concerned… THE BODY MYTH is a compelling tale, rich in emotional undercurrents and empathy for its unconventional characters."

— Foreword Reviews

If anything, my 2 years doing my MFA in creative writing let me really analyze the triumphs of the the workshop method. The honesty and power of community feedback was something I wanted to replicate in India. In 2012 I co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop and co-facilitated creative writing workshops for adults for two years. Over the years, I’ve conducted independent workshops that focus on gender, translation, and the art of the short story.




I am the co-founder of Write Leela Write, a design and content Laboratory in Bangalore, India.


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