Priyamvada Purushotham



Priyamvada is a teacher, actor, playwright, and author. She taught French and theatre at the Alliance Française de Madras for over 10 years. After training at the Avignon Theatre Festival, she wrote and directed plays in French. She worked with a theatre troupe that loves to stage Molière’s plays and performed in towns across India. It was while rehearsing for a play in her native Tamil when she was teaching French and writing her first novel in English that something opened up within her. She never saw the world the same way again. She believes, in the words of Charlemagne, that to have a second language is to possess a second soul, or a third one in her case. She now lives in Boston and is delighted to teach at the French Library and pass on her passion for French and theatre to her students.