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Karthika Naïr

Karthika Naïr

Karthika Naïr is a poet, fabulist and librettist. She is the author of books including the award-winning Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata (2015), and The Honey Hunter (2014), illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet. The performances she has scripted and co-scripted have been staged at venues across the world, such as Palais des Papes (Avignon), Esplanade (Singapore) and Lincoln Center (USA). Also a dance enabler, her closest and longest association has been with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet as executive producer of works like Three Spells, Babel (Words), Puz/zle and Les Médusés, and as co-founder of Cherkaoui’s Antwerp-based company, Eastman.

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