Welcome to the official website of Richard Crasta

Author of The Revised Kama Sutra; A Novel
and other books of essays, cultural and political critiques, autobiography, humor, and satire.

Author Info: Richard Crasta

Richard Crasta's life, which began in Bangalore, India, was shaped by the Catholic nuns and priests of Mangalore, and currently hovers around New York, Bangalore, and various Southeast Asian cities (where he has been working on two novels and two nonfiction books), is an unusual chapter in the cockeyed, multicultural saga that is Indian history. Read More »


The Revised Kama Sutra could be the story of your life . . . Its approach to sex is warm, sensitive and very, very funny.

- Business Standard

Indefatigable good humor transcends the personal to stand for the contradictions of India as a whole. Considerable charm.

- Publishers Weekly, USA

[Eaten by the Japanese is] a tale of unmitigated horror. A handsome tribute to a man of courage and rectitude.

- Khushwant Singh

I salute you as a full-fledged colleague. Yes, I am reading you and finding you very funny!

- Kurt Vonnegut

Absolutely spectacular . . .a hilarious novel, full of wit and glib language, with a whole lot of compassion thrown in.

- Afternoon Despatch & Courier