Dr Kavery Nambisan has the sort of résumé that could give anyone a complex: she topped medical college in surgery, was sponsored by the University of Liverpool for higher training, came back to India to write a bestselling novel, followed it up with several more, got shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and tirelessly ran rural hospitals in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. My first encounter with her (except for some fan-girl gushing at a literary fest about how