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"Meenu Maruvavanu" handles with sensitivity, the theme of the symbiotic relationship between Muslims and traditional Hindu in a small community. The comic mode of the narration is subtle and makes the events more convincing. The story proceeds in a low mi

Adult Book Writers names starting with A

A R Venkatachalapathy is a social historian who teaches at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai. He has written edited, translated widely in Tamil and English. He has recently published a chronological variorum edition of the complete short st

A Rajamarthandan, born 1948, worked with the Tamil daily Dinamani. His published work includes three collections of poetry and two works on literary criticism and literary history.

A Vennila, born 1971, has to her credit two poetry collections, one collection of letters and one collection of short stories. She has been the editor of a small journal for over ten years. She writes on social, political, literary and feminist themes.

Abdul Bismillah (1949-) has three novels, four collections of short stories and three collections of poems to his credit. A recipient of the Soviet Land Nehru Award, 1987, for his novel, Jhini Jhini Bini Chadariya, he has also received an Award from Hindi

Abdul Ghani Sheikh wrote his first story while he was a veterinarian stock assistant in Srinagar. He has worked as a schoolteacher, screenplay writer and journalist. Changes wrought by development are recurrent themes in his writings. With psychological i

Abdus Samad has four novels, four short story collections and two academic books to his credit. He is currently a professor of Political Science. He is also the convenor of the Urdu Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, and the chairman of the Urdu

Abraham Verghese (Writer) is a graduate of the lowa Writers' Programme and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The North American Review, Sports Illustrated, Story and many medical journals. A Professor of Medicine and Chief of Infectious

Adavan Deetshanya, born 1963, works in the telegraph department at Hosur, Tamilnadu, and edits the arts and culture journal Pudhu Visai (New Force.) He has to his credit two poetry collections and one book of essays in Tamil.

Afsar Ahmed post-graduated in Bangla from Calcutta University. He began his literary career as a short story writer but later switched to novel writing. He is now working with the Paschim Bongo Bangla Akademi on a collection of socio-economic articles. Hi

Ahmad Yusuf (b 1930) started his literary career in 1948. "Khwab Gar Khwab Shiken" was originally published in the Mumbai-based Urdu magazine, Shair. A translated version was later published in Samkaleen Sahitya under the title "Khwab Dar Khwab."

Ajeet Cour is a writer of fiction and a journalist with wide ranging interests. Many of her short stories have been made into films and serials for television. She has also translated and adapted outstanding literary works into Punjabi. Her contribution t

Ajit Thakor was born into a Rajput family in southern Gujarat. His stories and poems reflect the landscape, milieu and culture of this region. A pioneer of the Parishkruti movement which countered modernist trends in Gujarati literature, he edits the lite

Ajithan G. Kurup has an M.A. in Linguistics from Deccan College, Pune. He has written and published poetry in English. He was, till recently, Product Manager for a chocolate company in Hyderabad. He is at present a marketing consultant and a freelance wri

Akhtaruzzaman Elias wrote novels as well as short stories. Some of his notable works include Chilekothar Sepai and Khoabnama. He has many awards to his credit, including the BangIa Academy Award, Alaol Literary Award, Ananda Award, Sadat Ali Akand Award a

Ali Imam Naqvi is a novelist and a short story writer. His short story collections include Naye Makaan Ki Deemak, Mubahala, Ghatate Badhate Saaye, and Mausam Azabon Ka. He also has a novella, Teen Batti Ke Rama, and a novel, Bisaat, to his credit. He has

Alka Saraogi (1960-) is the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. Her greatest worry is about the disappearance of idealism in this world of consumerism. Prompted by this anxiety she wrote her latest novel, Shesh Kadambari, the story of an elderly woman

Allam Rajaiah grew up in a peasant family in Karimnagar District, Andhra Pradesh. He writes that his 'school studies were very painful. Each and very upper caste student in the village school tortured [him] is every way.' He went on, however, to obtain a

Amar Mitra has five published short story collections, as well as ten novels and a book for children to his credit. He also writes regularly for the dailies. His short stories have been translated into English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil. He has won a num

Amarendra Dasari is a short story writer, essayist, critic, translator, broadcaster and travel writer. His published works include two travelogues – Moodu Nagarulu (1991) and Scooterlapai Rohtang Yatra (1997) besides a number of articles in various Telu

Amarkant (1925-) a retired journalist, is the recipient of the Soviet Land Nehru Award for his novel, Sookha Patta. His stories show with constancy the changes in the Indian society, beautifully brought out in his everyday characters. His published works

Ambai, pen name of C S Lakshmi, is a leading writer in Tamil. Her first collection of short stories, Siragugal Muriyum, was published in 1976. In 1984 she published a critical work in English, The Face Behind the Mask, a study of the images of women in mo

Amma Ennodu Paranja Nunakal presents the unmistakable voice of the new woman writer's directspeak in Malayalam. It is a dispassionate voice that does not beg for sympathy. Ashita's depiction of today's Keralite woman's discovery of her predicament has a c

Anand (P. Sachidanandan) is an engineer by profession. His first novel, Alkkoottam, was published in 1970; his second, Marana Sartifiket (1974) was translated into English as The Death Certificate (1976). He has published another three novels, four collec

Ananda, born 1968, is a college lecturer. He has to his credit one poetry collection and translates from the English to Tamil.

Anbadavan, born 1963, is a prominent Dalit poet. He works as a bank officer. He is interested in the diverse fields of poetry, short stories, essays, drama, acting, literary criticism and cinema. His published work includes one poetry collection, one play

Anil Gharai writes of life in rural Bengal, particularly of the tribal people, narrating their sorrows, suffering, and happiness. He is the recipient of the Sopan Sahitya Puraskar for his novel Nunbari (1991). The same year he received the Sanskriti Award

Anita Desai writes short stories and novels, including books for children. Her novel, Fire on the Mountain, won her the Royal Society of Literature's Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and the 1978 Sahitya Akademi Award. Clear Light of Day won her a Booker no

Anjana Sharma is a Reader at the Department of English, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. Her publications include Autobiography of Desire: English Jacobian Women's Novels if the 1790s, a critical edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and an edit

Anjum Usmani has three collections of short stories to his credit, namely, Shab Aashna, Safar Dar Safar, and Thahre Hué Log. He works with Doordarshan and produces programmes in Urdu. He lectures occasionally on different aspects of mass media.

Anupama Niranjana was a medical practitioner by profession till she became a full-time writer. She has published fifty-one books, including novels, short story collections, travelogues, an autobiography, books for children and popular medical books. She h

Anuradha Marwah Roy teaches English Literature at Zakir Hussain College, New Delhi. She is a novelist and critic; her most recent novel Idol Love, was published by Ravi Dayal in 1999.

Anuradha Nippani serves in the Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. She writes and translates to and from Telugu, Hindi and English. Her writings are published in leading periodicals, and she occasionall

Anwar Qamar has three collections of stories to his credit, namely, Chandni Ke Supard, Chaupal Mein Suna Hua Qissa and Colour Blind.

Arasu, born 1949, retired as a schoolteacher. He has been writing since the nineties, and two of his poetry collections have been published so far. He also translates from the Kannada into Tamil.

Arun Sarma's repertoire includes published plays, novels, telefilms, teleplays and television scripts. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2003 for his contribution to Indian theatre and the Sahi

Arunabha Bhuyan has been regularly translating Asomiya short stories and poems into English for newspapers and journals. She has also done the English subtitles for a few Asomiya films including Baibhav which won the Best Film Award at the 2001 Internatio

Arup Kumar Dutta has around seven non-fiction books for adults and fifteen novels for the young to his credit, longer fiction for younger readers being his specialty. Many of his books, including his debut adventure book for children, The Kaziranga Trail,

Arupa Patangia Kalita teaches English Literature at Tangla College, Assam. She writes features in Asomiya journals as well as short stories and novels, and has, in a very short span of time, made her mark in the literary world. Her works are primarily kno

Arvind Dixit has written several short stories and plays in Marathi, and a novel, Odh, which won the Yashwantrao Chavan Sahitya Puraskar, instituted by the Marathi Sahitya Sanskriti Mandal. His other interests include producing plays in Marathi for the De

Asha Bage is an established writer in Marathi. Her works - three novels and six collections of short stories - have received much critical acclaim, as well as four awards from the State of Maharashtra. She was a recipient of the Katha Award for Creative F

Asha Damle is a teacher, writer and translator. She translates from Marathi into English. Among her publications are two collections of short stories, Bhoomi and Kanya eka Swapnaleati, and the novel Bal Asawe Pankhat.

Asha Kardaley, has many published short story collections, translations, biographies and novels to her credit. Some of the important titles among these are the collections of short stories Shareeryatra and Upashakha, the novels Apavad, Dishatur and Videsh

Ashfaque Ahmad is a Pakistan-based writer of short fiction in Urdu. He also produce serials for Pakistan Television.

Ashita is a writer with short stories, translations and novellas to her credit. She has scripted and produced a number of feature films and documentaries. She has won several awards including the Katha Award for Creative Writing for Malayalam, twice. Her

Ashok Vajpeyi is a poet and critic in Hindi with several books to his credit. He has been the founder editor of various journals: Pehchan and Poorvagraha in Hindi, and Bahuvachan in English. He currently edits Samaas, a Hindi quarterly of literature and i

Ashokamitran (J. Thyagarajan) is the author of nine Tamil novels and as many collections of short stories. A good number of these stories have been anthologized in India and abroad, and translated into several languages. He has also written non-fiction on

Attia Hosain (1913-1998) was born in Lucknow. From a family of taluqdars in Uttar Pradesh, she obtained a degree from the Isabella Thorburn College in Lucknow. After Partition she moved to Britain, where she began her career as a writer. She was associate

Atulananda Goswami has five collections of short stories in Asomiya and one in English to his credit. Winner of the Katha Award for Creative Fiction, his only novel Namgharia won the Assam Sahitya Sabha Award and has been serialized by Doordarshan and All

Avaroha has both the qualities that Tarun Kanti Mishra's writing is known for – readability and deft handling of the techniques of story telling. This story deals with the familiar theme of an unhappy marriage, or rather a dull marriage, a very common

Azhagiyasingar began writing at the age of twenty two. He has to his credit a book of poems, a book of short stories and four novellas. Founder-editor of a literary magazine, Navina Virutcham, and the recipient of the Tiruppur Tamil Sangam Award for trans

Azhagunila, born 1975, teaches in a government school in Karaikkal. Her published work includes two poetry collections.

Azhar Ali Abidi was born in Wah in 1968 and grew up in Pakistan. Originally trained as an engineer, he started writing freelance literary reviews and travelogues while living in Karachi and published his first stories in Cipher, an anthology of new writi

Azra Kidwai taught sociology in Jesus and Mary College, Delhi, till 1996. She is actively associated with NGOs for women and has worked on two cases studies for the Family Planning Foundation. She has also published a book on Islam.

Adult Book Writers names starting with B

B Chandrika, a reader in the Department of English at All Saints' College, Trivandrum, is currently Deputy Editor, Medieval Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi, Trivandrum. A writer of short fiction and critical articles in Malayalam, she is the author of

Baldev Singh works as a transporter and has, to his credit, seven short story collections besides four novels. He has also written a number of plays and essays. He has won several awards including the Maxim Gorky Award (1987), the Nanak Singh Award (1989)

Banaphul (1899-1979) Writing under the name Banaphul, Balaichand Mukhopadhyay began his literary career while studying medicine. After practising as a pathologist in Bhagalpur from 1939 to 1968, he moved to Calcutta. A prolific writer of fiction, he is fa

Bani Basu has sixteen novels and six books to her credit. Her stories have been published in reputed Bangla magazines in India and abroad. A translator from English to Bangla, her works have been published in prestigious Bangla periodicals like Anandamela

Baqar Mehdi was born in 1927. A well-known critic in Urdu, he has published four books of poems in Urdu and two of criticism. He introduces himself by using Chekov's words, "I am neither a liberal nor a conservative, nor a gradualist, nor a monk, nor an i

Bhabendranath Saikia, apart from being a short story writer and novelist is also a journalist, playwright and film director. He has numerous awards to his credit, including the Padma Shri, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Srimanta Sankardeva Award, the h

Bhagirath Mishra (Writer) has a postgraduate degree in Geography from Calcutta and has more than a hundred published short stories to his credit. Some of these are in the collections, Gygencia and Lebaran Badyigaar. His short stories have won him the Cert

Bhisham Sahni born in Rawalpindi in 1915, migrated with his family to India at the time of Partition. He taught English Literature for some years at Zakir Hussain College in Delhi. Bhagya Rekha (Line of Fate), his first collection of short stories in Hind

Bhola Nath Jha (Dhoomketu) is currently Professor Emeritus in the postgraduate section of the department of Economics at Janakpurdham, Nepal. Born in Bihar, he worked as sub-editor of Aryavarta, a leading Hindi daily of Patna, and taught at Patna Universi

Bhupendranarayan Bhattacharyya is a painter and short story writer based in Guwahati. He has received several awards for his short stories which have been translated from Assamese into Hindi. Five of his stories have also been selected for the first Assam

Biakliana is credited with having written the first ever Mizo novel. The novel, entitled, Hawilopari, was written in 1936. He died in 1941 after contracting tuberculosis, regarded a dreaded, incurable disease at that time. He also wrote prose and composed

Bibhas Sen claims that he cannot think of any academic or literary achievements in his life which could be of the slightest interest to the readers. In defence of his decision to write., he says that as an advertising professional, he has been writing "cr

Bibhash Choudhury has published various articles on Asomiya and English literature, besides translating frequently from Asomiya to English. He has also edited Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians and two anthologies of English prose. He teaches English Li

Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay (1894-1950) A school teacher throughout his life, and a prolific writer with nearly two hundred tides to his credit, he is noted for his depiction of the poverty, suffering, as well as the beauty of rural life in Bengal. Some o

Bimabati Thiyam Ongbi started writing lyrics and poems secretly while still in school, publishing them much later in higher secondary school and college magazines. She gained popularity after winning the best story award with her story "Numituma" (That Da

Bimal Kar is acknowledged as a leading Bangla writer. A journalist by profession, he retired from Desh Weekly as Associate Editor in 1982 and presently edits a short story magazine from Calcutta. Among his many honours are the Sahitya Akademi Award, and a

Bina Srinivasan is a writer and a researcher whose writing emphasizes issues concerning women and environment. She is at present working on a comprehensive biography on Bhupen Khakhar's life and work.

Binapani Mohanty started as a poet in 1955 and has published over 200 poems in different leading journals of Orissa. From 1960 she moved to writing prose narratives, and has twenty four collections of short stories and two novels to her credit. Her short

Bindu Bhatt (b 1954), one of the foremost women writers in Gujarati, has written Adyatan Hindi Upanyas (1993), a critique of the modern novel in Hindi. She has translated several texts from Gujarati into Hindi and vice versa. Many of her short stories hav

Bipin Patel (Writer) has had eight of his short stories published so far in various Gujarati magazines. He translates from English into Gujarati. His translation of La Porte, a novel by George Simenon, was recently published by Gurjar Books Publishing Hou

Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya was a poet, a short story writer and above all a novelist of repute. His first novel was Rajpathe Ringiai (1958) which is predominated by his political views. His next novel Ai (1960), portrays the disintegration of the villag

Bodh Prakash teaches English Literature at Zakir Hussain College. He is currently working on Partition Literature for his Ph D at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. He has presented papers on his research in India and abroad.

Bolwar Mahamad Kunhi, a bank officer by profession, is a prolific writer. His writings have been included in many prestigious anthologies of Bharatiya Jnanpith, Bharatiya Bhasha Sansthana and the State Sahitya Akademi. He is the recipient of the Katha Awa

Born in Bhagalpur, Bihar on 10th January 1950, Suchitra Bhattacharya started writing from her childhood. She graduated from Calcutta University with Honours in Bengali literature. In the late 1970s, she emerged as one of the most prominent writers in Bang

Braj B Kachru is Professor of Linguistics at the Center for Advanced Study and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is also Director of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His publications include

Brenda Longfellow is an award winning filmmaker, critic and teacher in Toronto. Her latest film, TIna in Mexico, is currently touring international festivals. She is the coeditor of Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema, and has written extensivel

Brinda Bose teaches in the Department of English, Hindu College, Delhi University. Her publications include Interventions: Feminist Dialogues in Third World Women's Literature and film (Garland, 1997) coedited with Bishnupriya Ghosh, Amitav Ghosh: Critica

Brinda Charry teaches at Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. Some of her stories have appeared in the Deccan Herald, and have been broadcast on BBC radio. One has been translated into Kannada. Apart from writing, she enjoys reading and travelling by train.

Adult Book Writers names starting with C

C D Narasimhaiah is the Director of The Literary Criterion Centre for English Studies and Indigenous Arts at Dhvanyaloka, Mysore. Among lndia's most distinguished literary critics, he has been a visiting Professor and research scholar at leading universit

C M Naim teaches at the University of Chicago in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. He hails from Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh and received his education in India and the United States. He has published stories, poetry and criticism an

C Mani, born 1936, retired as a professor of English. He has to his credit three poetry collections.

C N Ramachandran is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Postgraduate Studies and Research in English, University of Mangalore. Three of his critical works in English and four in Kannada, besides a novel and a few short stories in Kannada, have bee

C S Chellappa, (1912-1998) is a doyen of the new poetry movement. His journal Ezhuthu pioneered this movement. A committed Gandhian, he dedicated his life to the spread of modern Tamil literature.

C Sivasegaram, born 1942, is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Universtiy of Paredenia, Sri Lanka. Apart from writing poetry, he has translated several poems from other languages into Tamil. He has also written a large number of essays on engin

C Thuamluaia wrote essays and short stories in both Mizo and English. His works in Mizo include the short stories "Leitlang Dingdi," "Sialton Official" and "Eng Tin Awm Ta Zel Ang Maw?" besides several essays. His works in English include the essays "The

C.V. Sreeraman is a lawyer by profession. His first collection of stories, Vasthuhara, won the Sakthi Award and the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. Three of the stories in this collection were made into films. One of them was 'Irrikyapindam' ([Obsequies for

Chakravenu (Chakra Venugopal) held a B.Ed. and an M.A. in Telugu Literature. A research scholar in the Telugu Department of S.V. University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, he was working on his doctorate. He had written eight stories in all when a fatal accide

Chalam (1894-1979), known as Gudipati Venkata Chalam, is a short story writer, novelist, playwright, essayist, poet and trans­lator whose works were greatly influenced by Veeresalingam and Freud. He fought against various forms of social oppression and i

Chandra Joshi is a Reader in English at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. She has published a critical book on VS Naipaul's works, The Voice of Exile.

Chandrakant Keni (b 1934) is the editor of a daily newspaper. Rashtramat. His short story collection, Vhoukol Pavnni received the Sahitya Akademi Award. The recipient of many awards from the State Academy and other institutions. He is a council member of

Chandrasekhar Kambar is an eminent poet, playwright, novelist, folklorist, filmmaker and composer of film music. His works are inspired by folk tradition, particularly the folklore and mythology of Northern Karnataka. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the Kan

Chandrika Balan is the author of several short stories and one novelette in Malyalam and has translated Thakazhi and Lalitambika Antarjanam into English. She is a Professor of English at All Saints College, Trivandrum, and is currently engaged in a resear

Che Yoganathan has worked for many years as deputy collector in Sri Lanka, but has been living in Chennai for the past twelve years. His published works include sixteen novels, twelve novellas, twelve collections of short stories, fourteen children's book

Cheran, born 1956, is a Sri Lankan Tamil poet, residing in Canada. He has to his credit six poetry collections.

Chezhian is a writer, professional photographer, cinematographer and director. He has a few short stories, and poetry, to his credit. His short story, "Tholaivil Theriyum Vanam," won the Kanaiazhi Vasagar Vattam Award in 2002. He is interested in western

Cho Dharman won the llaikkiya Chintanai Award for "Nasukkam," last year. About thirty of his short stories have been published in Tamil literary magazines and he is at the moment at work on his first novel. He works in a privately-owned textile mill as a

Chor Ghatda is a sensitive and artistically written multi- dimensional story about the interplay of the past and the present. The writer uses language in such a creative and controlled manner that despite the abstract nature of the subject, the reader enj

CPA Vasudevan retired as a Commissioner, Income Tax. He has contributed stories, poems, articles and book reviews to journals and newspapers. His special interest is in the field of Asian History and European expansion. A collection of his articles has be

Adult Book Writers names starting with D

D Krishna Ayyar was a government servant and retired as Chairman, State Public Service Commission, Manipur. He lives in Madras and has an all abiding interest in books, ranging from fiction to science and politics to religion and philosophy.

D R Nagaraj is a noted writer and critic who teaches at the Centre for Kannada Studies, Bangalore University. He has published two books of critical essays (1983 and 1987) and has co-edited a book of Urdu literature (1991). He received the Vardhamana Awar

D. Dilip Kumar writes in Tamil though his mother tongue is Gujarati. He has published one collection of short stories, Moongil Kuruththu (1985); and a critical work on Mowni (1992). His stories have been translated into Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, English an

D. R. Nagaraj obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Kannada from Bangalore University, and has taught in the same university since 1975. Till the mid-eighties, he was an activist in various leftist movements; since then he has 'just speculated on various notions

Damodar Mauzo Eminent Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Karmelin in 1983. He has also won the Goa Kala Academy Award, the Konkani Bhasha Mandal Award and the Janaganga Award. In 1997 he was awarded the Best Dial

Darisanapriyan, born 1961, has to his credit three poetry collections, and is involved in various literary and political movements.

Debes Ray, eminent fiction writer, has about twenty six books to his credit – of which about thirteen are novels – and nearly a hundred short stories. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1990. He resides in Calcutta and is currently researching a

Devadatchan, born 1952, has been writing poetry since the 1970s. His poems lean towards philosophy. His published works include two collections of poetry.

Devinder Kaur Assa Singh obtained a doctorate in Psychology from London University in 1933. She and her sisters started the Bhai Bishen Singh Satsangi Trust to support the education of girls in rural India. Her interests are reading and alternative medici

Dhruva Shukla is a poet and novelist who writes for children and adults. His works include two novels, Usi Shahar Mein (1988) and Amar Talkies, (1991); a collection of poems, Khojo To Beti Papa Kahan Hain, (1989); and a collection of short stories entitle

Digish Mehta is a teacher of English by profession and has been contributing to creative writing in Gujarati in the fields of the personal essay, fiction and literary criticism.

Dilip Chitre is a painter and a bilingual writer. He is the winner of the Katha Award for Creative Fiction, the Sahitya Akademi Award for Ekoon Kavita 1 and the Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize for Says Tuka, Chitre has also won an award for his film God

Dilip Kumar Ganguli worked as an Under Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and lives in Delhi. His writings have been published in The Statesman, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times and Maharashtra Herald. He has travelled extensively in India and E

Dilip Purushottam Chitre is known primarily as a poet in Marathi and English. Among his many publications is an award-winning collection of short stories. Chitre also writes plays and screenplays. His Hindi feature film, Godam was awarded the Jury's Speci

Diptiranjan Pattanaik has an MPhil in American literature and is currently registered as a PhD scholar at Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar. He teaches English at a college. His stories and essays in English and Oriya have been published in journals in India

Dr Jadu Saha, began his literary career in 2001, after his retirement from the Canadian Civil Service as a Director General. His poems in English have been published in American anthologies and his short stories in Bangla in magazines in the US. His poetr

Dr John D Smith is Reader in Sanskrit in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge. During the 1970s and 1980s he worked on various topics in the language, literature and culture of Rajasthan. His major project was on the hero-deity Pabuji:

Dr Monica Felton had been in active public service, serving on the London County Council, the Hertfordshire County Council and on various town-planning committees in Britain before she came to India in 1956. She spent the last fourteen years of her life i

Adult Book Writers names starting with E

E. Nageswara Rao was educated in India, the United States and Canada in English/American Literature and Linguistics. He taught for several decades in both North American and Indian universities before retiring as Professor of English from Osmania Universi

Easterine Iralu has two anthologies of poems and two short story collections to her credit. Her novel A Naga Village Remembered is the first novel to be written in English by a Naga writer. She teaches British Poetry and African Literature in English at t

Elizabeth Bell is a writer, editor and translator of French and Spanish, based in San Francisco. Her translations from the Spanish have appeared in Light from a Nearby Window : Contemporary Mexican Poetry, numerous Catalan Communications publications and

Enakshi Chatterjee is writer, translator and media critic. She has translated a wide range of Bangla novels and has written over thirty books on science and science fiction for adults and children. Paramanu Jignasa, a book on Atomic Science, written joint

Era Murugan is an officer in the Computer Department of the Indian Overseas Bank. He does the computer design and software development there. He currently stays in Madras with his wife and two children.

Erode Tamizhanban, born 1933, is a retired professor of Tamil. His first novel was published in 1965 and first poetry collection in 1970. His published works include twenty nine anthologies of poetry, eight collections of essays and literary criticism, on

Etgar Keret, Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, is one of the leading voices in Israeli literature and cinema. In the last twelve years he has published four books of short stories and novellas, two comic books and two feature screenplays. His story collections, b

Adult Book Writers names starting with F

Faiyaz Rifat has two short story collections, Naye Ahdnamé ki Saughat and Meré Hissé ka Zahar; a novel, Banaraswali Gali; a poetry collection, Beeti Rootaon ka Manzarnama; and a critical study, Urdu Afsane ki Ibtidai Naqoosh to his credit. He has recei

Fakir Muhammed Katpadi is actively associated with Samudya, a radical-progressive cultural movement in Karnataka. His publications include Ghori Katti a collection of short stories, the novel Sarakugalu (1989) and the travelogue, Keraladalli Handinaidu Di

Faruq Hassan teaches English at Dawson College, Montreal and Urdu at McGill University. He writes poetry in Urdu and has translated extensively from contemporary Urdu fiction. A volume of his translations of Ahmad Nadim Qasimi's short stories titled The

Folke Tegetthoff is Austria's most prominent storyteller. He combines classical elements of the fairy tale with contemporary art. He has been awarded the prestigious Lego Prize. He also organizes Europe's biggest storytelling festival – Tales of Graz. T

For several years he lectured at the Pakistan Studies Centre, University of Karachi. He has been a literary columnist for Dawn for nearly 28 years writing under the pen name of Ariel and has been associated with the editing of Pakistan and Gulf Economist,

Fuzail Jafferey, a well-known critic in Urdu, he taught English literature for over twenty five years. From 1989 to 1995, he edited Inquilab, an Urdu daily, (Mumbai) and then worked as editor, Blitz Weekly, for a year. Since 1997 he has been the associate

Adult Book Writers names starting with G

G Arunima teaches at the Department of History, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, but is currently on leave to fulfill an UGC research fellowship at the Institute for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. G Arunima'

G J V Prasad is a novelist and a poet. He teaches and discusses English literature at the Centre of Linguistics and English at JNU.

G S Amur, formerly professor of English at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, is a highly respected critic both in Kannada and English and has many books to his credit. Essays on Modern Kannada Literature, published by the Karnataka

Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh (1917-1964) a well-known poet, short story writer and essayist, apart from his writing career, has been associated with various teaching and journalistic assignments in a number of cities spread across the length and breadth of In

Ganankkoothan, born 1938, has been writing poems since 1968. He has to his credit six poetry collections and one collection of essays.

Ganesh N. Devy is Professor of English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. His publications include, Critical Thought, and In Another Tongue: Essays on Indian English Literature. His book, After Amnesia: Tradition and Change in Literary Criticis

Gauri Deshpande has ten novels, three collections of poems and one collection of short stories to her credit, besides innumerable uncollected essays (mainly on women and translation) and stories which are to be published in two volumes. Her translations f

Gautam Sengupta is a writer with a BangIa film magazine after a career in sales with Hindustan Lever Limited. He has written a few stories, all of which have been published in well-known BangIa magazines. Sahaj Path is his published anthology of stories.

Geeta Dharmarajan is a writer for children and adults. She has nearly 600 pieces and twelve books to her credit. Her writings have been published in India as also in USA and UK. Geeta was the assistant editor of Target, the children's magazine, and of The

Geeta Sahai was born in Allahabad. She has written a number of English and Hindi short stories for the magazines Sarika, Vama and Rashtrasahara. She has written a book of poems, adapted the Bhagvad Gita for children and also translated Mridula Garg's Hind

Geetanjali Shree (1957-) has many published works to her credit including the academic publication Between Two Worlds: An Intellectual Biography of Premchand, two Hindi short story collections Vairagya and Anugoonj, two Hindi novels Mai and Hamara Shahar

Ghayas ur Rahman has a collection of short stories entitled Woh Din, thirteen plays, and a number of articles to his credit. He has been associated with the All India Radio in different capacities for more than two decades, and is currently with its Exter

Ghazanfar (Ghazanfar Ali) has seven novels to his credit. Besides novels, he also has about sixty short stories, two hundred ghazals and nazms, and a number of articles to his credit. He is the recipient of the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award, thrice, an

Gita Krishanankutty has a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Mysore and has been actively involved in translating short stories, novels and anthologies from Malayalam into English. Her works include: Kaalam by MT Vasudevan Nair, The Ey

Githa Hariharan has worked for several years in publishing, first as an editor in a publishing house and subsequently as a freelancer. She is the author of The Thousand Faces of Night which won the 1993 Commonwealth Writers Prize for the best first book.

Gnani is the pen-name for K. Palanisamy. A retired Tamil teacher he is a respected critic who has written, besides numerous essays in Tamil relating to Marxism, two collections of poems: Kalligai and Tholaivilirunthu.

Gopi Chand Narang was born in 1931. He retired as Professor of Urdu, having taught at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi University and abroad. He is established as one of the leading critics in Urdu. He has authored over twenty five books, and his contribution

Gopinath Mohanty was a distinguished Oriya novelist and short story writer with more than twenty-two novels, eight short story collections, three plays, two books on tribal culture and seven works of translation to his credit. He received the Sahitya Akad

Gopini Karunakar, a poet and fictionist is assistant director to N Shankar, a noted director in the Telugu film industry. Many of his poems have found place in well-read Telugu journals and dailies. He particularly admires the oral style of storytelling

Govi Lenin, born 1969, works as a journalist and has to his credit two poetry collections, one biography, and two volumes of children's stories. He is also a playwright.

Gulam Mohammad Sheikh has been associated with literary movements in Gujarati since the early sixties. His poems have been published in Kshitij, Vishwamanav, Uhapoh, Sayujya, Sanskriti, Samarpan and Kavita. A collection of his poems Ahuwa was published in

Gulzar, born in Deena (now in Pakistan) in 1936, migrated to Delhi after the Partition. He began his film career in the 1960s. He has won best director, best lyricist, best dialogue, best storywriter, best feature film, and best documentary awards since t

Gurazada Apparao (1862-1915), a poet, playwright and short story writer, who wrote both in Telugu and English, was a reformer who fought against the evils that plagued the society. His short story "Diddu­batu" is considered by many as the first short sto

Gurbaksh Singh (1895-1977) was a pioneer in the field of refined prose writing in Punjabi. He has to his credit several collections of essays and short stories as well as two novels. He had a long- standing association with the popular journal Preet Lahri

Gurdial Singh, Born in 1933, is an internationally acclaimed Punjabi writer. Starting as a school teacher, he slowly inched his way up, first a college lecturer, then a professor at the Regional Centre of Punjabi University, Bathinda. Marhi Da Deeva (1964

Adult Book Writers names starting with H

H S Shivaprakash recently appointed as Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Aesthetics in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, is also an Honorary Fellow of Writing at the School of Letters in the University of Iowa. He is a Kannada playwr

Hajira Shakoor has four collections of short stories namely Gardishein, Band Kamron ki Khuli Khidhkiyan, Barzakh, and Yeh Chand Lamhon ké Zard Patté to her credit. She writes fiction in both Urdu and Hindi. She is currently a professor in the Department

Hameed Suhrwardy (Abdul Hameed) is a poet, critic and short story writer. He has to his credit two short story collections, namely, Aqb ka Darwaza and Ret Ret Lafz; a poetry collection, Shash Jihat Aag; and a collection of essays, Bainus Satoor. A teacher

Harekrishna Deb (b 1943), a senior IPS officer of the Assam Cadre, is also a poet, short story writer and translator of poetry. He has published three collections of poems, two volumes of short stories and a book of poems in translation. Aan EJon, a colle

Harendra Kumar Bhuyan (b 1949) belongs to the Assam Civil Service and is currently Director of Archives, Assam. He has published several collections of short stories, novels and plays for radio and stage.

Hari Dilgir, Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award, was an eminent Sindhi poet and scholar. He edited many anthologies of poetry and received several literary awards like Gaurav Puruskar, Priyadarshini Award and Indusind Award for lifetime contribution to S

Harishankar Parsai, the noted satirist and humorist of modern Hindi literature, is known for his simple and direct style. His satires deal mostly with the absurdities and hypocricies of socio-political life. Parsai was born at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh in

He is the General Editor of the Pakistan Wrtiers' Series, Oxford University Press; Editor, The Annual of Urdu Studies, Associate Editor, The Journal of South Asian Literature. Prof Memon also serves on the Editorial Board of several professional journals,

Himanshi Shelat had her first collection of short stories, Antaral, published in 1987. It received the Gujarat Sahitya Parishad Award. "Chatrisme Varshe Ghatna ni Pratiksha" has also been published in Andhari Galima Safed Tapka (1992), her second collecti

Hiranmay Karlekar, the associate editor of Aajkaal, is the author of the novels Bhabishyater Ateet and Meherunissa in Bangla, and a sociological study – In the Mirror of Mandal: Social Justice, Caste, Class and the Individual – in English. In a journa

Hobert L Hardgrave, Jr, is Temple Professor of the Humanities in Government and Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. As Acting Director of the Center for Asian Studies in 1996-97, he organized the symposium "Word as Mantra: The Art of Raja

Homen Borgohain is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist and journalist. He has been honoured with several awards including the Asom Valley Literary Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award, Asom Prakasan Parishad Award, besides many awards for journalis

Hussain ul Haque has five short story collections and two novels, namely, Furrat and Bolo Mat Chup Raho to his credit. He is currently a professor of Urdu at Mithila University, Bodhgaya, Bihar.

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Ilampirai, born 1971, has to her credit four poetry collections. Her work shows a strong rural bias.

Imayam (V Annamalai), teaches English at a high school in Vridhachalam, Tamilnadu. He made his mark on the Tamil Literary Scene with his very first novel, Koveru Kazhuthaigal, published in 1994, which created heated debates on issues like the role of a Da

Imran Hussain is a post-graduate in Political Science, from Guwahati University. He is presently working as a lecturer at Sipajhar College, Darrang, Assam. He has contributed short stories, poems and articles to leading literary journals and his stories h

Indira Goswami, also known as Mamoni Raisom Goswami, is a celebrated writer in Asomiya, with twenty novels and over six hundred short stories to her credit. She has received several awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award (1983), the Assam Sahitya Sab

Indira Parthasarathy has taught in the Universities of Delhi, Warsaw and Pondicherry. An established writer, he has won a number of awards including the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award. His doctoral thesis was on Vaishnavism in 7th to 9th century Tamil

Indraganti Janakibala (b. 1945) has written novels, short stories and poetry. After taking voluntary retire­ment from a state government organization, she now works as a consultant to Asmita Resource Centre for Women, Hyderabad. She is also a radio artis

Indu Gersappe was born in Mangalore and brought up in Goa. She now lives in Mumbai. She has been teaching in a school for the last nineteen years. She also composes poems, bhajans, writes plays and musical ballets besides working with children who live in

Inquilab, born 1944, is a retired professor of Tamil and has been writing poetry for the past four decades. His published works include six collections of poems, seven books of literary criticism, and several plays. He also works as a social activist.

Intizar Husain (b. 1925) is one of the most prolific and talented of Pakistani writers. Best known to his Urdu readership as a master of short story, he has also experimented with novels, novellas, biographies, and plays. He has won numerous literary awar

Ira Meenakshi, born 1944, has to her credit four poetry collections. She is involved in rural development, social service, teaching and translation. She lives in Auroville.

Ira Murugan, born 1953, works as an executive with HCL, and has been writing poems since the 1980s.

Irathina Karikalan was born in a village called Marungur in Tamil Nadu. With some companions he pioneered a literary movement, Kaalam, which publishes a literary, art and cultural magazine Kaalamputhithu and is a member of the magazine's editorial board.

Iyappa Madhavan, born 1966, has to his credit three poetry collections.

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J Bhagyalakshmi has published several short stories, poems, features and essays on literary criticism in leading magazines and newspapers in English and Telugu. She has won several awards for poetry, essay, and creative writing, including the Rafi Ahmad

Jabir Husain writes in Hindi, Urdu and English. He has four short story collections, Aalom Lajawa, Sun-e-Kaatib, Dola Bibi ka Mazar, Ret par Khema; three poetry collections, Ek Nadi Ret Bhari, Ret Ret Lahoo, Deewar-e-Shab; and six non-fiction books to his

Jai Ratan born in 1917 in Ludhiana, Jai Ratan is a prolific writer and translator with sixty books and 600 stories to his credit. He is a founder member of the Writers' Workshop, Kolkata and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award for Translation in 1992.

James Dokhuma, one of the living icons of Mizoram, worked in several capacities before joining the MNF (Mizo National Front) underground movement in the mid sixties. He was arrested in 1968. He penned three novels in Mizo – Thla Hleinga Zan, Khawhar In,

Jasjit Mansingh has taught in schools in India and Iran. She has authored two books, Nanda Devi, India and Lt Gen Premindra Singh Bhagat, PVSM, VC: A Biography (with Lt Gen Mathew Thomas). At present, she is a freelance copyeditor.

Javaid Qazi was born in Pakistan in 1947, and is now based in San Jose, California. He writes fiction in English and his work has appeared in Kansas Quarterly, Sequoia, Chelsea, the Toronto South Asian Review, Massachusetts Review, and the Anais Nin: Inte

Jaya Banerji (b 1957) is a freelance editor and writer with a degree in Economics. She has no previous experience of translation. Of her effort at translating "Nandita" she says, "It was tough, a real chal­lenge. But my Bangla vocabulary has increased te

Jayamohan's mother tongue is Malayalam but he writes in Tamil as well as Malayalam. He has written more than sixty stories. The Akilon Memorial Award for his novel, Rubber (1991) brought him recognition. His other published works include Vishnupuram (1997

Jayant Kaikini is a bio-chemist currently resident in Bombay. He has published three anthologies of poetry, and an equal number of anthologies of short stories. He won the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award thrice; for his powtry in 1974; and for his short s

Jayati Dasgupta lives in Chennai and actively pursues her interests in vedanta philosophy and scientific literature. She has taught Physics in a school for almost a decade. She writes proficiently in both English and BangIa.

Jeelani Bano started writing stories in 1955 and has so far published sixteen works, which include two novels, a story collection and two collections of novellas. She strongly associates herself with developmental and anti-communalism movements and her se

Jhareswar Chattopadhyay has been writing stories for more than twenty five years. His area of narration is specifically the southern-most part of West Bengal. The earth and water are salty there, fisheries and cultivation being the major occupation. Long

Jivan Pani, a poet and lyricist, has served in the state department of education in Orissa. He was the president of the Young Oriya Writers' Association in 1967-68 and has translated fifty poems of the Spanish poet Lorca into Oriya. He joined the Sangeet

Joginder Paul was born in 1925 in Sialkot. He migrated to India at the time of Partition. He was an education officer in Kenya for fifteen years after which he was the Principal of a college in Aurangabad. He took premature retirement to devote all his ti

Jyotidev Goswami writes short stories as well as satires on social, political and bureaucratic life. His published works include the short story collections Porajoy, Oboidh, Hasya Byanga Golpo and Tikotbihin Yatri, and the satirical collections Loghu Guru

Jyotindra Jain is a professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He was also, until recently, Director of the Crafts Museum, New Delhi. He is a former Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow, a Homi Bhabha Fel

Jyotsna Milan (1941-) started writing when she was twelve. Her passion for the written word led her to follow her Masters in Gujarati Literature with one in English Literature. Her published works include four collections of short stories including Cheekh

Adult Book Writers names starting with K

K Ayyappa Paniker, a retired Professor of English and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Kerala, is currently Chief Editor, Medieval Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi, Trivandrum. A poet and a critic in Malayalam, he is the recipient of several a

K Balagopal is a mathematician by training. He has a doctorate in the subject, and worked as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, Kaktiya University, Warangal, from 1981 to 1985. Since then he has been a full-time activist, and is the Secretary of

K C Lalvunga wrote under the pseudonym, Zikpuii Pa. He wrote both novels and short stories, besides myriad articles and essays, which he published in various journals and periodicals. He has fifteen poems and two songs to his credit, which have been compi

K K Ranganadhacharyulu is a well-known critic in Telugu, his major areas of concentration are the history of Telugu language and literature, literary criticism, and sociological approaches to literature. He has authored ten books and one work in translati

K N Y Pathanjali (b 1952) is a journalist, presently working for Mahanager, a Telugu daily. He started writing in the year 1963. Eight novels and some fifty of his stories have been published so far. Some of them have been translated into Urdu, Hindi, Eng

K P Ramanunni, has six books to his credit. His works have been translated and published in many other Indian languages. He has received a number of awards, the most recent being the Padmarajan Award for his story Jaadi Chodikkuka. He is a member of the K

K S Duggal, a leading writer in Punjabi, has written about five hundred short stories (in twenty two collections), ten novels, two collections of verse, seven plays, over fifty short plays, an autobiography in two volumes and several works of literary cri

K Samayavel, born 1957, has to his credit two poetry collections and has compiled an anthology of poems from Southern Tamilnadu.

K Satchidanandan has taught English at Christ Church College in Kerala for twenty-five years. He has authored fifteen collection of poems in Malayalam besides an equal number of translations of poetry, a collection of plays and several collections of crit

K Srikanth Reddy has published two volumes of poems, Konni Samayaalu (A Few Times, 2000) and Ithara (The Other, 2002), in Telugu. Apart from poetry, he has published a few stories in various Telugu literary magazines. He has a keen interest in existential

Ka Mohanarangan, born 1967, works as a technical educator in Rasipuram. His poems were first published in 1987. He has to his credit one collection of poetry. He is involved in literary criticism.

Ka Naa Subrahmanyam, 1911-1988, is known for his significant contributions, both to the contemporary Tamil poetry, and to Tamil literary criticism. He was the editor of the literary journal Ilakkiya Vattam. He authored six novels and was a translator as w

Kalapriya, born 1950, has to his credit six collections of poetry. He runs an institute to promote interaction on trends in Tamil poetry.

Kali-das, born 1941, has written a number of novels, novellas and short stories under the pen name Stella Bruce. His first poetry collection is due to be published soon.

Kalingarayan, born 1967, is an engineer in the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, and has been writing poetry since the mid-nineties.

Kallazhagar, born 1955, had his first short story published in 1978. He has to his credit two collections of poetry, and Tamil translations of the poems of Octavio Paz.

Kalyanji, born 1946, works as a bank official. He writes under another pen name, Vannadasan. His published works include three collections of poems and eight collections of short stories.

Kamakshiprasad Chattopadhyay (1917-1976) A well-known poet as also a fiction writer, both for children and adults, he was awarded the Bankim Gold Medal for his Bachelor's examinations. A representative for India at the PEN International at Venice in 1948,

Kamala Das publishes in English under her given name and in Malayalam under the pseudonym Madhavikutty. She was born in a well known literary family. Her mother is the poet Balamani Amma and her maternal granduncle was Nalapatt Narayana Menon. She writes

Kamleshwar (born in 1932) has been associated with the Nai Kahani movement in Hindu Literature since its inception. His editorial skills became apparent during his stint at Sarika, as he fostered new talent and created the space for generic innovation. He

Kanimozhi, born 1968, has to her credit two poetry collections and a number of short stories.

Kanji Patel is from the tribal area of Panchmahal district and is a postgraduate in English and in Sanskrit. A well-known poet in gujarati, his first collection of poems, Janapada, was published in 1992. He has also written two short novels, Kotarni Dhare

Kanti Patel is a short story writer and critic. He is Head of the Department of Gujarati at Bhavan's College, Mumbai.

Kanuparti Varalakshmamma (1896-1978), a freedom fighter and a social worker, fought for the promotion of women's education. Her writings were focused on women's issues. Sarada Lekhalu (1928), a series of writings in the form of letters concern­ing women'

Kanwar Sain writes poems and short stories. His short story collections include Ek Taang ki Gudiya and Shahirwala Muamla.

Kaphleia was a short story writer, poet, lyricist, essayist and a meticulous diarist, but most of his works are yet to be traced. He has to his credit three essays, nine songs and the short story "Chhingpuii." His essay "Thlirtu" (The Onlooker) written in

Karikalan, born 1965, works as a schoolteacher and is the editor of a small journal (Kaalam Pudidu), a term used for avant garde literary journals. His published works include six collections of poetry.

Kashi Nath Singh, a recognized Hindi fiction writer, has several short story collections, novels and a play to his credit. These have been translated into several foreign and Indian languages. In 2001, he was honoured by the Government of Madhya Pradesh

Kathleen Raine is a distinguished poet, critic and editor of the London­ based journal Temenos: A Review Devoted to the Arts of the Imagination. Among many honours, she is an Officer de I'Order des Arts et Lettres and Doctor of Literature. Her works of

Kavanasarma (b. 1939) is the pen name of Kandula Varaha Narasimha Sarma. A retired professor of civil engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, he is now working as the Princi­pal of VITAM, Parvathipuram. He has been a consultant to vari

Keisham Priyokumar has three anthologies of short stories to his credit – Awaoba Punshi (1971,) Eikhoigi Yumlonnaba (1990,) Nongdi Tarakkhidare (1995) and Lan Amasung Mang (2000.) A recipient of the Katha Award for Creative Fiction, his book Nongdi Tara

Kengba Yengkhom has several novels, short stories and poetry collections to his credit. He is deeply interested in social development activities such as village road construction and nurturing young talent through sports and education. He teaches Hindi in

Kethu Viswanatha Reddy has been involved in the study and teaching of language in Dr. B R Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, where he is currently Head of the Department of Telugu studies. He has also developed teaching material for the South Indian lan

Kethu Viswanathareddy (b. 1937) belongs to an agricul­tural family, holds a doctorate on toponomy and has taught in colleges and universities. Japtu, Kathalu, Ichagni and Drishti are his short story collections. He has edited thirteen volumes of Kodavat

Khalid Jawed is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Bareilly College. His father was a poet and his uncle was an Urdu writer of repute. His first story "Buzdil," written when he was just twelve years old, was published in Milap, an Urdu daily. His

Khalid Lateef was Shahid Lateef's brother. He was very close to Ismat Chughtai and Shahid. His article on Ismat threw new light on Ismat's personality.

Kiran Nagarkar, novelist, playwright, short story and screenplay writer, film and literary critic, has responded creatively to burning political questions of these recent times. His play Bed Time Story, which he wrote both in English and in Marathi, was e

Kodavatiganti Kutumbarao (1908-1980) worked as an editor of different magazines, including Chandamama. Apart from short stories, novels and plays, he has authored autobiographical essays. He also wrote on education, particularly with a view to popularize

Konagi (Ilango) worked as a Cooperative Bank secretary for ten years in rural Tamil Nadu. He gave up his job in 1988 to devote all his time to literary pursuits. He now lives in Kovilpati, from where the edits a Tamil literary magazine, Kalkudharai. His s

Krishan Chander did his MA in English from Lahore and emerged as a very significant short story writer in Urdu with his very first collection, Talism-e-Khayal. He was one of the most important Progressive writers of the times along with Rajinder Singh Bed

Krishna Bhuyan wrote his first short story at the age of sixteen and continued writing for nearly seven decades more, publishing his stories mostly in the numerous journals in Assam. His last story was published in the Bihu special of Asam Bani in April,

Krishna Sobti (1925-) Writer par excellence, Krishna Sobti received the Sahitya Akademi Award for her magnum opus, Zindaginama, the first woman writer to receive the award for Hindi. She has many other prestigious awards and fellowships to her credit. She

Krzysztof Zanussi, filmmaker, writer and producer, is a major figure in European cinema. He is a professor at the Silesian University in Katowice and former president of FERA (Fédération Européenne des Réalisateurs de l'Audiovisuel). He is also direct

Kugai M Pugazhendi, born 1972, has been writing poems for the past fifteen years. He has to his credit three collections of poetry.

Kula Saikia has been writing short stories, poems, critical essays and plays right from his school days. Winner of the Katha Award for Creative Fiction, his one act plays have also received state level awards. Eight short story collections of his have bee

Kunwar Narain (1927-) a poet, writer and critic in Hindi also holds a postgraduate degree in English literature. He has several published works to his credit – six volumes of poetry including Chakra Vyooh, Koee Doosra Naheen and In Dino, three volumes o

Kuppili Padma (b. 1971) is a writer and journalist with about fifty short stories in various magazines and journals. She has to her credit two volumes of short sto­ries, Manasuko Daham and Mukta and four novels, Samundram, Mahita, Ahalya and Padaga Nidal

Kutty Revathi, born 1974, is a Siddha medical practitioner by profession and is currently involved in doctoral work on ethnomedicine. She has to her credit several poetry collections. She edits a small journal.

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Lakkumikumaran Gnanadiraviam, born 1964, is a professor of Tamil. He has to his credit three poetry collections and one collection of short stories, and has been the editor of two quarterly literary journals.

Lakshma, born 1960, also works under the pen name of S D Lakshmanan. He has had published one poetry collection and two collections of essays.

Lakshmi Holmström, freelance writer, critic and translator, is the author of Indian Fiction in English: the Novels of R K Narayan, editor of The Inner Courtyard: Short Stories by Indian women, and co-editor of Writing from India, a collection of Indian s

Lakshmi Kannan writes both in English and Tamil. Her publications include fiction in Tamil - under the pen name, Kaaveri - and three collections of poems in English. She studied American and English literatures at the Universities of Delhi, Jadavpur and C

Lakshmi Manivannan, born 1969, is involved with a number of jobs including editiorial assignments in print and internet journals. His published works include two poetry collections, one collection of short stories and a novel. He is interested in psycholo

Lakshmi Nandan Bora has written around twenty anthologies of short stories, two anthologies of one act plays, five books in Asomiya on popular science and two travelogues dedicated to the Asomiya living in Europe and the United States respectively. His no

Lalgudi Saptarishi Ramamirtham, familiar to his readers as La Sa Ra, is the author of seven novels, two memoirs, two books of essays and several short story collections, and has been translated into Czech and French. Like Kafka, Ramamirtham spent most of

Lamabam Viramani has a number of publications to his credit which include collections of short stories, a travelogue, science books and articles in newspapers. He has been an active member in various councils and fora relating to literature and teaching a

Laxmibai Tilak (1869–1936) was an illiterate girl of eleven when she was married to Narayan Wamanrao Tilak, a seventeen year old educated young man, who later revolutionized Maharashtra with his poems. Early in their married life, Tilak attempted to tea

Lila Majumdar (b 1908) comes from an eminent literary family of West Bengal. She is one of the pioneers in the field of children's literature, having written her first story which was published in Sandesh, in 1922. A prolific writer of fiction and biograp

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M K Binodini is a short story writer, playwright, novelist and film scriptwriter. Her major works are the short story collection Nung-gairakta Chandramukhi, the play Ashangba Ngongjabi and the biographical novel Bor Saheb Ongbee Sanatombi. She has also tr

M Mukundan is a pioneer of modern trends in Malayalam literature. Twenty-six of his books, most of them novels and collections of short stories, have been published. He has also written scenarios for two feature films. He has won many awards including the

M Murugesh, born 1969, works as a coordinator in the field of primary education. He has to his credit five poetry collections, five Haiku collections and a collection of essays. He has also edited six anthologies of Tamil poetry.

M T Vasudevan Nair (b 1934) is acknowledged as one of the outstanding living writers of India. His publications include seventeen volumes of short stories, eight novels, a play and nine other volumes of critical writings, stories for children and travelog

M Yuvan, born 1961, works in the State Bank of India. His published works include three poetry collections, two short story collections, two novels and a work of translation.

Madhu Prasad teaches philosophy at Zakir Husain College, Delhi. Her translation of Safdar Hashmi's life story has been published by Viking India. She is also associated with the editing of the journal The Social Scientist.

Madhuranthakam Narendra has a Ph.D in English and currently teaches English at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

Madhuranthakam Rajaram is one of the most respected writers in Telugu. Besides three hundred short stories, he has written novels, plays, and essays on the Telugu short story and some on the present academic situation based on his experiences as a teacher

Magudeswaran, born 1974, works as an advisor in a garment export unit in Tiruppur and has to his credit three poetry collections.

Mahasweta Devi, an activist-writer who has carved a niche for herself, was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1979 and the Jnanpith in 1997. She has explored in great detail the overlapping of written and spoken BangIa, and in her stories one often find

Mahi is the pen name of Uma Maheswari, a housewife with a keen interest in writing. A postgraduate in English literature, her publications include poems and short stories in Tamil literary magazines and two recently released volumes of poems and short sto

Mahim Bora, a teacher by profession, is also a short story writer, novelist, poet, playwright, essayist and translator. He made his mark in the realm of Asomiya fiction through his collection titled Kathnibari Ghat. He has to his credit around six short s

Mahmood Ayubi has a collection of short stories namely Doosri Makhloq to his credit. His short stories have been published in reputed journals in India and Pakistan, and many have been translated into Hindi, Marathi and Asomiya. He worked with the Urdu ne

Maitreyi Pushpa has an MA from Bundelkhand College, Jhansi (UP). She has written on the rural environment of Bundelkhand Anchal. Chinhar, a short story collection, has won the Hindi Academy Award. Her stories have been published in many leading Hindi lite

Majgull Axelson is the author of four works of non-fiction as well as one previous novel, Far from Nitetheim, for which she was awarded the 1994 Moa Stipend. The 1997 publication of April Witch in Sweden earned her the prestigious August Prize. She is mar

Makarand R Paranjape is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. In addition to works of criticism that include Mysticism in Indian English Poetry (1988) and Decolonization a

Malathi Maitri, born 1968, works as a textile designer in Auroville, Tamil Nadu. Her published work includes two poetry collections and a collection of essays. She has also compiled an anthology of poems by women poets and edited a collection of essays on

Mamang Dai, a journalist and a former civil servant, has written about remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh. A member of the North East Writers' Forum, she has to her credit a number of published short stories and poems. Her popular works include Arunachal

Mamoni Raisom Goswami, also known as Indira Goswami, is the author of many novels and short stories in Assamese. She has received several awards and prizes including the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1982. Her writing has been extensively translated into other

Manasy went to school in Thiruvilwamala, a remote village in Karala. She later worked towards a degree in Chemical Engineering from Trichur Engineering College, but was married before she could complete the course. She has lived in Bombay since 1970, and

Manju Kak is a freelance journalist and writer living in Delhi. Amongst other things, she has worked several years as a teacher and broadcaster. She also designs and paints and is interested in film production.

Mannu Bhandari (b 1931) took up writing in 1952, the year she finished her MA from Banaras Hindu University, and soon became a forerunner of the Nai Kahani Movement. With eight collections of short stories, three novels, two plays, and three novels for ch

Manohar Rai Sardessai writes in Konkani, Marathi, English, French and Portuguese. He has a doctorate in French literature from Sorbonne University, Paris, and has taught French in various colleges in Bombay as well as in the Universities of Bombay and Goa

Manoj Kumar Goswami is a postgraduate in physics from Guwahati University. He taught physics for three years before he took up journalism as a profession in 1986. His first short story was published in 1979, followed by several collections of short storie

Manushyaputhran, born 1967, has to his credit four poetry collections and a collection of essays. He is the editor of a literary journal.

Manzar Kazmi has a short story collection, Lakshman Rekha to his credit. He was a teacher by profession and retired as the principal of Karim City College, Jamshedpur. He passed away in 2001.

Margaret Chalthantluangi Zama is a teacher by profession. Besides translating from Mizo to English, she has also written a short story, "Zoey," and some unpublished poems. She has been an active social worker closely associated with disabled children and

Maya Sharma was born in Rajasthan and her work experience ranges from mainstream writing to the problems of marginalized women. She started her career as a journalist. Over the last decade her involvement in the Women's Movement and the Trade Union Moveme

Mazhar-uz-Zaman Khan has a novel, Aakhri Dastan-go; a novella, Aakhri Zameen; a collection of plays, Dard ka Portrait; and several short story collections to his credit. Many of his stories have been translated into English and other Indian languages. His

Meena Kakodkar has authored two collections of short stories and a full-length play for children. Her work has been well received and she is the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award, 1991; and the Katha Award for

Meenakshi Bharadwaj is a Delhi-based writer, freelance editor and occasional translator of Indian fiction.

Meenakshi Sharma studied English at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. She is interest in 19th century world literature, traditional Indian recipes and Kishore Kumar memorabilia.

Meenaxi Barkotoki (Bhattacharjee) translates poetry and short fiction from Asomiya to English. She also writes short stories and travelogues. She teaches Mathematics at at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. The Founder Treasurer of the No

Mehrunnisa Parvez (1944-) had her first story published in Dharamayug in 1963, and thereon, she has been widely published in various Hindi magazines and journals. Her writings focus on tribal culture, women and the weaker sections of society. She edits an

Milind Bokil is a sociologist with a PhD in social anthropology. He has done several socio-economic studies of development projects and voluntary agencies. An activist, he has worked in tribal and economically backward areas. The first collection of his s

Minakshi Sen finished her schooling from Calcutta in 1970 during the turbulent time when many youths were responding to the call of the naxalites. She was not an exception and was arrested on false charges by the police in 1973, tortured and detained for

Mithra Venkatraj had her first collection of short stories, Rukmayi, published in 1991. Several of her short stories have been published in major Kannada magazines. She lives in Bombay and is actively associated with the literary and cultural activities o

Mitra Phukan, a writer, classical vocalist and translator, is a recepient of the Katha Award for Translation, and has translated into English the works of many important contemporary authors of Assam, confining herself mostly to short fiction. She has aut

Moazzam Sheikh was born in Lahore in 1962, and is now based in San Francisco. His stories have been published in the US and Canada. His work appears in The Dragonfly in the Sun : 50 years of Pakistani Writing in English (Oxford). He received the Katha Awa

Mogalli Ganesh holds an MA in Economics from the University of Mysore, from where he also obtained an MA in Folklore. He is at present a research scholar in the same university, working on his doctorate in Folklore. His first collection of short stories,

Mohafiz Hyder was born in Hyderabad in 1927. He has been associated with All India Radio since 1949 as a writer and casual producer. He has been associated with films and television in Bombay as a screenplay, dialogue and script writer for a long time. He

Mohammad Khadeer Babu is the sub-editor of Andhra Jyoti, the prestigious Telugu magazine. His publications include Darga Mitta Kathalu, an autobiography of a Muslim boy.

Mohan Parmar writes in Gujarati. His latest collection of short fiction is Naklank, (1991) while Neliyu, (1992), is his latest novel. He is presently doing his PhD in Gujarati Sahitya on the renowned writer, Suresh Joshi. He lives in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Mohan Rakesh (1925-1972) after teaching at Elphinstone College, Bombay and DAV College, Jalandhar, resigned to adopt writing as an independent vocation. He edited the Sarika for a year in Bombay and was one of the pioneers of the Nai Kahani (New Story) mo

Mohinder Singh Sarna was born in Rawalpindi and has served as Assistant Accountant General in the Indian Audit and Accounts Service. He started writing at the age of twenty and has to his credit, twelve collections of short stories, four novels, four book

Moinuddin A Jinabade has a collection of short stories, Ta'bir, to his credit. A scholar, his research work includes a linguistic analysis of Kashf-ul-azkar, a rare treatise on Islamic Mysticism, from the Adil Shashi Period.

Mosharraf Alam Zauqui is a novelist and a short story writer. His novel Bayan has received wide acclaim. His other novels include Nilamghar and Shahar Chup Hai. Prominent among his short story collections are Sab Saazinde, Bhooka Ethiopia and Mandi.

Moshtaque Ahmad Noori has three collections of short stories, namely, Talash, Band Ankhon ka Safar and Lambe Kad ka Bauna to his credit. His stories have been published in prestigious magazines both in India and Pakistan. He received the Bihar Urdu Academ

Motilal Jotwani has published around forty five books in Sindhi, Hindi and English. He has a doctorate in Sindhi and is a Reader at Deshbandhu College, New Delhi. He was the Editor of Indian Author, a quarterly journal of the Author's Guild of India, New

Mrinal Pande (b 1946) is the author of several collections of short stories, plays and novels. She published her first collection of short stories, Darmiyan, in 1977 which won an Uttar Pradesh State Award. In 1980, Shabdavedi was adjudged the best work pr

Mu Metha, born 1945, retired as a professor of Tamil. His published work includes eighteen poetry collections, two novels and a collection of short stories.

Muhammad Ali Siddiqui, a PhD in Pakistan Studies, is a well-known literary critic and academician. He lives in Karachi and is at present the Director of Quaid-e-Azam Academy of the Pakistan Government's Federal Ministry of Culture.

Muhammad Salim ur-Rehman is a Lahore-based poet, fiction writer, critic and literary columnist. He has translated widely from English and Urdu. He edits the literary journal Savera.

Muhammad Umar Memon has a Masters in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Harvard University and a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is now Professor of Islamic studies, Urdu and Persian, at the University

Mukta Rajadhyaksha has an MA in French from Bombay University and a diploma in social communications media. She started her career in advertising, moving on to freelance writing, scripting and so on. She has produced and directed documentaries and televis

Muqaddar Hameed (Muqaddar Hameed Khan) has two collections of short stories namely Zarbel and Abr-kari to his credit. He worked as a teacher and then, with Kuwait Airways before retiring as a Senior Traffic Officer. He is the recipient of the Maharashtra

Muthu Kandan, born 1981, is a Doctoral student in Tamil literature at Madras University. His published work includes two poetry collections. He is keenly involved in dramatics.

My Dear Jayu is the pen name of Jayanti Gohel. He teaches Gujarati at Samaldas College, Gujarat. He is the President of Bhavnagar Sahitya Sabha and Samaldas Parivar Trust. His published works include Maranteep and Kamlpooja which are novellas, two collect

Adult Book Writers names starting with N

N Arivumathi, born 1949, has been writing for thirty years. He has to his credit ten poetry collections, and one collection of short stories. He edits and publishes a literary journal, and also writes scripts and film-lyrics.

N D Rajkumar, born 1968, has to his credit four poetry collections and a Tamil translation of Malayalam poetry. He also writes lyrics for plays.

N Kalyan Raman was educated in Madras and Calcutta. He is a technocrat by profession. In the seventies he published some of his fiction in Tamil little magazines; since then his writing has shifted to reviews and articles on books and films. At present he

N P Mohammed writes in Malayalam and has written ten collections of short stories, seven novels and five collections of essays. He has won various awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and, at present, is working as an editor of the Malayala

N Prabhakaran is a lecturer in Malayalam at Government Brennen College, Thalassery. He has published nine books which include two plays and three collections of short stories. His play Puli Janmam received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1989.

N Ramakrishnan has an MA in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia University and a degree in Journalism from Delhi University. He is a filmmaker by profession and translation is a hobby to be indulged in, whenever he is not producing documentaries

N S Madhavan started his career as a short story writer with 'Sishu,' a story which won the first prize in a competition held in 1971 by the literary journal, Mathrubhumi. In the next two years he published ten stories which were later brought out as Choo

Na D'Souza is a retired officer from the Karnataka Public Works Department. He has thirty six novels, twenty five children's books, five collections of short stories and eight plays to his credit. Many of his writings have been translated into Hindi, Urdu

Na Muthuswamy (b 1936) comes from Punjai, a village near the mouth of the Kaveri. He trains actors at Koothu-p-pattarai, a full time experimental theatre group and his recent short stories have been specially written to train his actors in speech.

Na Pichamurthy, 1900-1976, is hailed as the father of the Tamil new poetry movement. His literary corpus includes 83 poems, 127 short stories, eleven one-act plays and a large number of literary essays.

Naila Anjum teaches English at Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University. Her literary reviews have been published in national and international journals.

Naiyer Masud (born in 1936) taught at Lucknow University as Professor of Persian from 1965 till his retirement. He is renowned as a short story writer in Urdu – his collections Seemiya, Itr-e-Kafoor and Taus Chaman ke Maina have been published to critic

Nakulan, born 1922, retired as a professor of English. He lives in Thiruvananthapuram. He has to his credit six collections of Tamil poetry and four novels. He writes and publishes in English as well. He has also translated Subramaniam Bharathi's poetry i

Narain Singh was born in Dhanbad and graduated from St. John's College, Agra. He published his first story in 1968 in Saraswati Allahabad. Since then he has published one novel Alpsankhyak and two collections of short stories, Teesra Aadmi and Woh Mara Na

Narendra Luther is a former Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is an acknowledged expert on the history and culture of Hyderabad. He has written extensively on this subject and is the author of thirteen books including Hyderabad - Memoirs of a C

Narendra Nair has an M.D. in medicine from Bombay University. A nuciear medicine physician, he is a Chief of the Clinical Section at the Radiation Medicine Centre at the Tata Memorial Centre, Department of Atomic Energy. With no formal schooling in Malaya

Nataraj Huliyar has written one collection of short stories, Mattobba Sarvadhikari. This book won him the Shivarama Karanth Award for Creative Writing. He reviews books for the weekly, Lankesh Patrike. He has translated stories and poems from several lang

Naushil Mehta, a graduate in Chemistry, is a successful playwright and a writer of short fiction. He has also directed a number of plays. He lives in Bombay and is now working on a long short story.

Navakavi, born 1951, is the headmaster of a school. He has published seven poetry collections.

Naveen Kumar Naithani grew up in Bhogpur and Nainital and later obtained an MSc degree in physics from Dehradun. He began writing in high school and his pieces were published in magazines like Marika and Hans. He has been a senior research fellow with CSI

Nazir Mansuri was born at the Madhvad port, opposite Diu island. He published his first story, "Dhaalkachbo," in Gadyaparva in May 1996. Bhuthar is his second story. His third, "Kalanu Bhon," was published in the special short story issue of Vi (March-Apr

Neela Padmanabhan, born 1938, has to his credit over thirty publications in Tamil – novels, short stories, poetry and essays. He has published in Malayalam as well, and is a Sahitya Akademi awardee for translation.

Neelakshi Singh's stories have been published in a number of magazines including Hans, India Today (Sahitya Varshiki) and Kathadesh. Her other interests include Bharatnatyam and acting. She is the recipient of the Ramakant-Smriti Award for the year 2002.

Neera Kuckreja Sohoni has over twenty five years of work experience with leading international agencies such as Ford Foundation, UNICEF, ICSW and ILU. She has also worked as a consultant with Government of India and AWARE, one of the largest NGOs in Asia.

Neerada Suresh has a Masters degree in English and a Bed. She was written about a hundred poems and has won the award for poetry from the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum for two consecutive years. Her poems have been published in Indian Literatur

Nigar Azim (Mehar Nigar) has two collections of short stories, Aks and Gahan to her credit. Her stories have been translated into Hindi, Punjabi, English and Uzbek languages. She is also a poet. She teaches drawing in a Delhi Administration school.

NiIanjana Gupta teaches English Literature at Jadavpur University; Kolkata. Her area of interest is contemporary popular culture. Her publications include Switching Channels: Ideologies if Television in India (OUP, 1998). She is also coauthor of The Weret

Nirmal Verma (1929-) has, apart from writing for various literary magazines, also taught for a short time. One of the leading figures of the Nai Kahani movement, Nirmal Verma has published five novels including, Ve Din, Lal Tin Ki Chhat and Antim Arany, e

Nirupama Borgohain has written around thirty novels, besides several short story collections, anthologies of essays, children's books, a travelogue and an autobiography. She has won several awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Saswati Award, th

Nissim Ezekiel is well-known as a poet. He has written plays, edited literary texts and published several hundred book reviews. His Collected Poems, 1952 – 1988 was published by the Oxford University Press in 1989. He received the Sahitya Academi Award

Nivedita Menon is Reader in the Department of Political Science at Delhi University. She is active in the women's movement and has published extensively on gender and politics. She is the editor of Gender and Politics in India (OUP, 1999).

Nongthongbam Kunjamohon is a short story writer, translator as well as travelogue writer. His major works include Chenkhidraba Echel, Thawanmichak Amana Kenkhiba, Ilisha Amagee Mahao, Basanta Mameigi Kokil and Pairakhidre Cheklachado (short story collecti

Adult Book Writers names starting with O

Orhan Pamuk is a much awarded Turkish writer. He has studied at the Istanbul Technical University and the Institute of Journalism, Istanbul University. He has a film script to his credit as well.

Adult Book Writers names starting with P

P Biprachand writes short stories and poems in Meiteilon, besides translating short stories and poems from English into Meiteilon and vice versa. He has also an anthology of children's poems to his credit. He teaches English at college level in Manipur.

P Sathyavathi (b. 1940), one of the leading women writers in Andhra Pradesh, is also a lecturer of English. She has to her credit three novels, Marrineeda, Padmavyuham and Godugu and two short story col­lections, Sathyavathi Kathalu and Illalakagane. Sh

P. Lankesh has published four collections of short stories, two novels, a full-length play and seven one-act plays, and a collection of poems. He has won the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award (1987) and the Book of the Year Award (1988), in addition to film

Pa Akilan, is a Tamil poet from Sri Lanka. He started writing poems in the nineties, and has to his credit one poetry collection.

Paavannan started writing during the 80s. Six collections of his stories, two novellas, three novels and a collection of poetry have been published so far. Ilakkiya Chintanai selected his story, "Mul," as best short story for 1986. His Sidharalgal receiv

Padma Narayanan is a Chennai-based writer and translator. Her stories have appeared in various Tamil periodicals and journals. She writes regular features for The Hindu, and has translated extensively from English to Tamil.

Padma Sachdev was born in a family of Sanskrit scholars. She published her first poem in Dogri in 1955. In 1969, she brought out her first collection of poems, Meri Kavita Mere Geet, for which she was given the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971. She has worke

Pallavi Pandit Laisram taught Rhetoric and Composition and Business Communication at Pennsylvania State University between 1984 and 1990. Later she taught spoken and written English to native and non-native speakers of the language at Montgomery College,

Palnilavan, born 1967, writes poetry and short stories in many literary journals. His published work includes two collections of short stories.

Pamela Manasi writes short stories as well as poems, besides translating from Hindi to English and writing scripts for documentaries. She has two anthologies of short fiction to her credit. A reader at the Department of English, S P Mukherjee College, Uni

Pamposh Kumar finds good literature, especially stories and poetry, a source of dialogue with life and its demands. He works as scientist in the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi.

Panchkari De (1873-1945) A noted writer, he had some thirty detective novels to his credit and was very well-known in his day. Some of his books have been translated into other Indian languages.

Pankaj Bisht is a fiction writer with two novels, six short story collections and a novel for children to his credit. He is currently the editor of Aajkal, a literary monthly in Hindi, published by the Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Br

Pankaj Mishra is a writer based in New Delhi and Shimla. He is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana, published by Penguin India. His new book, The Romantics, has just been brought out by India Ink.

Pankaj Thakur writes in Assamese and is known mainly as a satirist. His collection of short stories, Apuni Kiba Koboneki has been translated into Hindi. He has edited works on developmental studies and has translated Ibsen, Strindberg, Sartre and Wole Soy

Patrus Bukhari was born in October, 1898 in Peshawar. He studied at Government College, Lahore and Cambridge University. He was a professor in English in Lahore and for seven years, he was Controller, All India Radio. In 1955, he was appointed General Sec

Paul Zacharia, a well-known writer and journalist, has published many short stories, a novella and a collection of essays. He won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 for his short stories and the Katha Award for Creative Fiction in 1993. He has taugh

Péter Zilahy is a many-sided Hungarian author. He was editor-in-chief of Link Budapest, an Internet magazine for contemporary literature in English and Hungarian between 1997-99. He has been the editor-in-chief of The World Literature Series since 1998 f

Perumal Murugan has a doctorate in Tamil literature and is a lecturer in an arts college. He has published four books, Aeruveyyil and Nizhal Muttram (Novels), Nigazh Uravu (Poem) and Tiruchengodu (Short story).

Phoenix, born 1968, has to his credit two poetry collections. He is an active participant in several literary fora.

Phul Goswami is a teacher by profession. Her career as a creative writer began in the late 1950s with poetic contributions to various children's magazines. She started writing short stories as a way of jotting down her feelings about mundane day-to-day ha

Poornachandra Tejasvi (b 1938) has written many excellent stories, several of which have been made into films. Of his two novels, the second one, Chidambara Rahasya, received the Sahitya Akademi Award.

Prabha Dixit is the author of Communalism: A Struggle for Power (Orient Longman 1974) and Sampradayikta ka Aithihasik Sandarbh (Macmillan 1980). Several of her research papers have been published in scholarly journals and anthologies. She is also a well-e

Pradip Acharya has authored six books. His translations from and into Asomiya have appeared in various publications in India and abroad; and his translation of Indira Goswami's novel about Delhi (published by Katha in translation as Pages Stained with Blo

Pradipta Borgohain has a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Reader in English at Guwahati University. He writes for local and national newspapers and magazines and has translated short stories and novels for various publisher

Prakash Narayan Sant alias Bhalchandra Gopal Dixit has a doctorate in Geology and is a Reader in Y.C. College, Karad.

Prakash Sant (b 1937) teaches Geology at a college in Karhad. Since 1992 he has written and published more than forty stories in the Diwali issues of various magazines. His first collection of short stories was published by Mouj Prakashan, Mumbai, in June

Prasenjit Ranjan Gupta (b 1956) lives in the United States of America. A writer and translator, his translations of poetry and short fiction have been published in Exchanges, India Currents and Modern Poetry in Translation. His story in English, "The Brow

Pratibha Ray (b 1944) received the Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Shilapadma, and the Sarla Award and the Moorti Devi Award for Yajnaseni. In 1995, she was felicitated by Bhartiya Jnanpith for her contribution to Indian literature and also rec

Pravin Patkar is the author of Fieldwork (Majestic 1990) which won the Maharashtra State Award 1992 and the Shree Da Panwalkar Award 1991 for the Best Collection of Short Stories. He is a professional social worker employed as Reader in the Unit for Rural

Prem Parkash has worked as a teacher and then as a sub-editor with an Urdu daily. He publishes a literary bimonthly called Lakeer. His publications include six collections of short stories and a novel. He has won several awards, including the Punjab Sahit

Priyamvad is a postgraduate in Ancient Indian History and Culture with a novel. Weh Wahan Quaid Hain and a collection of short stories Bosidni amongst his published works. Presently he owns and runs his own industry.

Adult Book Writers names starting with Q

Qamar Jamali is a short story writer. Among her works are two short story collections, namely, Chhavi and Padhav, and a drama, Sangrejé. She was the editor of Tanazur. She is currently the Magistrate at the Revenue Department, Hyderabad.

Qamar Rais is, at present, in Tashkent as a Cultural Representative of the Government of India. A former professor of Urdu at Delhi University, he is a pioneer of Progressive writing in Urdu.

Qurratulain Hyder was born in Aligarh and educated in Lucknow from where she got her Master's degree in English. Her father was one of the founders of the modern Urdu short story and her mother was an eminent popular novelist of her times. She has publish

Adult Book Writers names starting with R

R Chudamani has been writing in Tamil since 1954. Thirty five of her books have been published – short story collections, novels, novellas and plays. She has received many awards including the Tamil Nadu State Government Award (1966), the Bombay Tamil S

R Kamarasu, born 1970, works as a schoolteacher and has to her credit two poetry collections, one volume of short stories and one collection of critical essays.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) One of the greatest Indian poets of the twentieth century, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for Gitanjali in 1913. Born in an aristocratic landlord family of Calcutta, Rabindranath was admitted to many schools,

Rachakonda Viswanathasastry (1922-1993), popularly known as Raavi Sastry, was a writer of short stories, novels and plays and a lawyer who worked for the downtrodden. He wrote in the north coastal Andhra dialect. Well-known amongst his works are the novel

Rajan Chakraborty has an MA in Political Science and has worked for The Statement, Sunday Observer and Delhi Mid-day. He is now a freelance journalist and an aspiring writer. Cricket and cinema are his passions – so by default he is consumed by televisi

Rajee Seth has degrees in English and Hindi literature from Lucknow University and has studied comparative religion and Indian philosophy at the Gujarat Vidyapeeth in Ahmedabad. She writes in Hindi and is the author of three collections of short fiction a

Rajendra Yadav, an eminent writer of the Nai Kahani movement in post-in-dependence Hindi fiction, is also a critic and translator. His stories and novels have been translated into Indian and non-Indian languages and have been made into films, tele-films a

Raji Narasimhan a journalist, writer and translator, Raji Narasimhan has published five novels – The Heart of Standing Is You Cannot Fly, Forever Free (shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Award), Drifting to a Dawn, The Sky Changes and Atonement. Her wr

Rakhshanda Jalil is a freelance editor, writer and translator. She has translated a collection of Hindi short stories by Premchand, The Temple and the Mosque, a collection of Urdu Short Stories, Urdu Stories, and a collection of satirical writings in Hind

Ram Kumar (1924-) an artist and a writer, has published two novels, six short story collections and a travelogue. A collection of his short stories has appeared in English translation published by the Institute of Advance Studies. One of India's foremost

Ram Swaroop Kisan writes in both Rajasthani and Hindi. His poems have been translated into Hindi and other languages. His collection of poems and stories in Hindi are Gaon ki Gali-Gali, and Bapu and Other Stories, respectively. Many of his works have been

Ramachandra Gandhi is an eminent philosopher and a teacher. With doctorates from India and the UK, he has taught at several universities in India, the US and the UK. He is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

Ramachandra Sharma, poet, dramatist, writer of short stories and translator, is one of the pioneers of the modernist movement in Kannada poetry and has played a significant role in the making of the Navya fiction. Besides the substantial contribution he h

Ramanunni K P, has six books to his credit. His works have been translated and published in many other Indian languages. He has received a number of awards, the most recent being the Katha Award for creative fiction and the Padmarajan Award for his story

Ramesh - Prem, born respectively in 1964 and 1965, have jointly had published four poetry collections, three short story collections, one short novel, two novels, one play and two collections of essays. They also translate from the French to Tamil. Ramesh

Ramkumar Tiwari is an engineer who has written many articles in national dailies and magazines and has one collection of poems, Jaane Se Pehle Main Jaunga, to his credit. In December 1989, his first story, Sukun, was adjudged the best story in the All Ind

Ramnarayan Shukla (1937-1968) has been associated with the editorial division of Kahani and Yuvak Darpan for over five years. His short stories, most of which were published in various magazines during his lifetime, have been compiled in three volumes and

Ranavir Rangra was born in 1924. He retired as Director, Central Hindi Directorate, and has over a dozen books in Hindi and English, amongst which are Interviews with Indian Writers and The Indian Novel. He is the recipient of the literary award of the Hi

Ranganayakamma (b. 1939) is one of the leading Telugu women writers of this century. Apart from sixteen short story collections, thirteen novels and thirteen collections of essays, she has four abridged renderings and two collaborative trans­lations from

Ranjita Biswas is a freelance journalist and writer. She has translated to and from English, Assamese and Bangla. Ranjita has been an interviewer and an anchor person with AIR and Doordarshan. At present, she is a senior sub-editor with The Telegraph, Cal

Ratna Kapur is the Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Research, New Delhi. She teaches and writes on issues of feminist legal theory; human rights, international law and postcolonialism. She has coauthored Subversive Sites: Feminist Engagements wit

Reema Anand has been writing in national newspapers since 1984. She has published three volumes of poetry in English.

Rentala Nageswara Rao has written 10 books, both fiction and nonfiction (popular science), many of which have received awards from leading Telegu magazines. 'Tiladaanamu' won the second prize in the Ugadi Short Story Competition conducted by The Andhra Pr

Rizio Yohannan Raj is a writer, poet and artist who lives in New Delhi.

Rizwan Ahmad (Rizwan Ahmad Khan) has three short story collections, Masdood Rahon Ke Musafir, Faseel-e-shab, and Kun Fayakoon; a collection of editorials, Mujhe Bolne Do; a children's book, Yunan ki Shahzadi; and three translations including two Asomiya n

Robert A Hueckstedt currently teaches Sanskrit and Hindi at the University of Virginia. He graduated from Brown University and did his PhD at Harvard University in the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies. His translations from Hindi have appeared pr

Robert D King holds the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has appointments in the departments of Asian Studies, Linguistics, and Germanic Studies. He was Dean of the College of Libera

Roberto Calasso is an editor, writer and a publisher whose works have won him international acclaim. He pursued English Literature at the University of Rome. He is the editorial director of Adelphi Edizioni, an Italian publishing house.

Roschen Sasikumar has a PhD in Theoretical Physics and she works at Thiruvananthapuram as Head, Computational Materials Science Unit, under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. She has been awarded the Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship for e

Rukmini Bhaya Nair was educated in Calcutta and Cambridge, where she obtained her Ph.D in Linguistics in 1982. She has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, the National University of Singapore and the University of Washington and has been a visiting pro

Rukun Advani has written seven stories till now, three of which were included in First Fiction, published by Faber and Faber in 1992. He has a PhD on E.M. Forster from Cambridge University, U.K. and presently works in the editorial department of the Oxfor

Adult Book Writers names starting with S

S Diwakar serves as an editor in the United States Information Services, Chennai. A journalist by profession, he also has to his credit, Itihasa, a collection of short stories, Prapancha Pustaka, a book of literary essays, a collection of the best short s

S J Duncan wrote short stories, plays and poems. A bureaucrat with the Assam Civil Services, he started writing quite early. All his major works were however written after he retired from service as the Chairman of the Assam Public Services Commission. Hi

S N A Chary is a chemical engineer retired from a public sector engineering consultancy. He describes himself as an amateur writer of stories and verse.

S Vaidheeswaran, born 1935, has to his credit four collections of poetry and one collection of short stories. He is also involved in the fields of painting, drama, music and museology.

SA Kandasamy is the author of five novels and five collections of short stories. He stories have been included in anthologies compiled by the Sahitya Akademi, the National Book Trust and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. He has also researched an

Saadat Hasan Manto was born in 1912 in Samrala near Ludhiana, Punjab. He joined All India Radio for a year in 1941 and wrote over a hundred radio plays. He translated Oscar Wilde into Urdu. Subsequently, for his living, he wrote dialogues for films at Bom

Sachidananda Mohanty is a Professor of English at the University of Hyderabad, India. He was a British Council Scholar in UK, 1990, Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow at Texas and Yale, 1990-91 and Salzburg Fellow, Austria, 1996. He received the Katha Award f

Sadique was educated in Ujjain and Aurangabad. At present a Professor of Urdu in the University of Delhi, he also served as Secretary, Urdu Akademi, Delhi. An established critic and poet, Sadique has talent in drawing and his sketches have been published

Sadiqur Rahman Kidwai is Professor of Urdu in the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Author of two research monographs on John Borthwick Gilchrist and Master Ramachandra, important scholars of the n

Sagaree Sengupta is a poet. Her work has appeared in the Toronto South Asian Review. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she teaches Hindi.

Sajid Rashid is a writer, journalist, and social activist. He has two novellas, Ragon Mein Jami Barf and Jo Taareek Rahon Mein Maaré Gaye; two collections of short stories, Ret Ghadi, Nakhlistan Mein Khulne Wali Khidki; and a collection of feature articl

Salam Bin Razzak is a short story writer, playwright, screenplaywright and a translator. He writes in Urdu and Hindi, and translates Hindi and Marathi fiction into Urdu. He has three short story collections, namely, Nangi Dopahar ka Sipahi, Moabbir, and S

Saleem Kidwai retired as a Reader in History from Delhi University. He has published essays in journals and books in India. Founder member of the Conservation Society, Delhi, he has been a consultant to the Government of India for the Festivals of India i

Salma Siddiqui is the daughter of Professor Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui, a renowned humorist and critic at the Aligarh Muslim University, and the wife of Krishan Chander, the famous Urdu short story writer. Salma Siddiqui made a name for herself as a short stor

Sanjay Sahay started writing short stories when he was in his early twenties. These have been published in various literary journals. Director Goutam Ghose made his story "Sheshant" into a film. The film Patang, jointly produced by his wife Durba and him,

Sanjeev (1947-) is known for his committed writing and has published four collections of short stories, four novels, a novel for children and a play. A scientist by profession, he pursues his writing career alongside a full time career as a practising Sci

Santanu Kumar Acharya is an academician and an accomplished writer. His published works include fifteen novels and an equal number of short story collections, ten story collections for children and substantial feature writings based on real life experienc

Sara Rai is a writer and translator with a number of publications to her credit. She has translated and edited a collection of stories from Hindi, The Golden Waist Chain and Other Stories. She manages the Munshi Premchand Memorial School, Allahabad, and i

Sarah Joseph has written three books, Kadinte Sangeetham, Papathara and Nanmathinmakalude Vruksham. Her short story "Prakasiniyude Makkal" won the Katha Award in 1991. She writes in leading Malayalam periodicals and teaches Malayalam at the Government Vic

Sarat Chandra Goswami has to his credit a number of poems, one novel, two plays and numerous articles on a variety of topics. Some of his major works include the short story collections, Moina, Bajikar and Paridarshan, and the novel, Panipath. His keen in

Sarat Kumar Mukhopadhyay is a major poet, critic and fiction writer. A chartered accountant by profession, he gave it up in 1983 to become a full time writer. He acts as a counsellor in the Creative Writing Programme of the Indira Gandhi National Open Uni

Saumya Gupta is working with Sarai, at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. She is currently working on Journalistic Writing and Oral Accounts of the Partition in Kanpur.

Saurabh Kumar Chaliha is credited with having ushered the Asomiya short story into modernity with his early short story, Ashanta Electron written around 1950. The bulk of his short stories are contained in five anthologies – Ashanta Electron, Duporiya,

Sebastian Zümvü writes poems on folk and romantic themes, and short stories based on the contemporary Naga setting of political conflict and the problems of rural-urban transitions. A senior journalist, he also publishes the North-East Herald, a leading

Sethu (alias A. Sethumadhavan) has been writing short stories in Malayalam for the past 27 years with published works including eleven novels and thirteen short story collections. He has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award twice; once for the highly accl

Sha Ah, born 1953, lives in Salem, Tamilnadu. His published works include one collection of poetry.

Shafaque (Shafique Ahmed) has three novels, namely, Kanch ka Baazigar, Baadal and Kaboos; one collection of short stories, Shenakht; and a research work, Urdu Dastan Mein Villain ka Kirdar to his credit. Some of his works have been prescribed for the unde

Shafi Mashhadi (Syed Shafiuzzaman Mashhadi) is a short story writer, playwright, and a poet. He has two short story collections, Shakhe Lahoo and Sabz Parindon ka Safar; a collection of dramas, Do Peher ke Baad; a collection of poetry, Hisaar-e-jaan; and

Shakeb Ahmed is a freelance cinematographer who also writes in various capacities. He completed his Masters degree in Mass Communication from A J K Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.

Shakuntala Ramani has been closely associated with Kalakshetra, Madras. She is the chairperson of the Craft Education and Research Centre, and a member of its Academic Committee. She edited the arts and crafts magazine, Nunkalai. At present she is on the

Shama Futehally has taught English and Cultural History at Bombay University and Ahmedabad. Currently, she is reader at National School of Drama, New Delhi. Her published works include Tara Lane (a novel) and In the Dark of the Heart (translations of Mee

Shamim Hanafi, an important critic of Urdu, has been Dean, Professor and Head of the Department of Urdu at Jamia Millia Islamia. He has published four collections of dramas, of which the latest is Bazaar Mein Neend. From amongst his critical works Jadeedi

Shamim Nikhat is a short story writer and her stories have been published in a number of journals. She was a professor of Urdu at the University of Delhi.

Shamoil Ahmad writes in Urdu and Hindi. He has three short story collections, namely, Bagoolé, Singhardan, and Alqamboos ki Gardan; and a novella, Nadi, to his credit. He takes special interest in Astrology.

Shampa Banerjee is an editor by profession who started her career with Oxford University Press, Delhi. She has worked with Seagull Books, Calcutta, for whom she produced a number of post-production scripts of films by well-known Indian filmmakers such as

Shams Kanwal, born in 1925 in Bijnor as Shamsul-Islam Siddiqui, passed away in 1995. He was an established journalist in Urdu, and for fourteen years was the editor of an Urdu journal, Gagan. Later he edited Ufuq ta Ufuq, Aligarh. He was given the Maharas

Shams-ul Haq Usmani was born in 1948. He is a PhD in Urdu from Jamia Millia Islamia. Starting as a school teacher, he subsequently became a lecturer. He has published two books, Nazeer Nama and Bedi Nama.

Shantanu Pukhan is a PhD student in the Department of South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Chicago. He is writing his dissertation on Jayasi's Padmavat.

Shantinath Desai (b 1929) has been a Professor of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, and later the Vice Chancellor of Kuvempu University, Shimoga. He has written six novels and six collections of short stories of which Rakshasa (1975) received the Ka

Shantinath K Desai was educated in Dharwad, Bombay and UK. He was a Reader in the Department of English at Karnataka University and the Vice Chancellor of Kuvempu University in Karnataka. He has published about ten works, most of them in the areas of crit

Shaukat Hayat is known as the innovator of a new trend in Urdu fiction referred to as "Anaam Kahani," that is, "the nameless story." His stories have been published in prominent magazines in India and abroad and have been translated into various languages

Shürhozelie Liezietsu writes in Tenyidie. He began his career as a school teacher. Since his election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in 1969, he has been actively involved in state politics. He has written thirty six books on various subjects rang

Sheelabhadra is the pen name of Reboti Mohan Dutta Choudhury. Apart from an active writing career, he has been a contractor, a Mathematics teacher, a journalist and a tea garden Assistant Manager. He has more than twenty three short story collections and

Shirish Panchal (b 1943) holds a Ph.D. from MS University, Baroda. He has published ten books. At present he edits a literary journal, Etad.

Shirshendu Chakravarti is a Professor in English at the University of Delhi. Awarded the INLAKS Scholarship to Trinity College, Oxford (1977-80) for a DPhil, he was also a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow there. His publications include academic article

Shishir Lahiri (1924- ) A Master's in BangIa literature, he wrote for eminent literary magazines like the Desh and published many novels and short stories.

Shivanath, a Dogri scholar, writer and translator, retired as Member of the P&T Board. A member of the Dogri Advisory Board and the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, he has also been the editor (Dogri) for the project Encyclopaedia of Indian Literat

Shrikant Verma (1931-1986) is well-known for his poetry, short stories, novels and criticism. He has also translated Pasternak, Lorca and Wallace Stevens. He has been associated in the editorial division of various Hindi periodicals including Dinmaan, and

Shyam Mathur writes stories, poems, one-act plays and mathematics puzzles in Hindi for children. He works for Children's Theatre and, in the summer of 1987, directed a five-week theatre camp for children at Udaipur organized by the West Zone Cultural Cent

Shyamal Gangopadhyay is a respected Bangla writer and editor. His latest work is a two-volume historical novel, Shahzada Darashuko. His interest in history stems from his experiences which include the Partition, the Famine and the War. In a career spannin

Sibananda Kakoti is the author of three short story collections, one collection of plays, and several articles on post independent Nagaon District of Assam and Vaishnava saint Srimanta Sankardeva. He has won the National Award for Radio Playwright in 1992

Sirpi Balasubramaniam, born 1936, retired as a professor of Tamil. He is a founder of the Vaanambadi poetry movement. He has to his credit several poetry collections and authoritative texts on modern Tamil literature. He is a Sahitya Akademi awardee in th

Sisir Kumar Das, formerly Tagore Professor of Bengali at the Department of Modern Indian Languages, University of Delhi, is the recepient of the Tagore Memorial Prize (twice), as well as the Nehru Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany for his monograph

Sithara S won the first prize in the All Kerala Short Story competition conducted by Vanitha, one of the leading women's journals in Kerala. Many of her stories and poems have been published in leading Malayalam journals. A post graduate in English, she h

Sivaraju Subbulakshmi (b. 1925) is amongst the earliest Telugu women writers. She has to her credit short story collec­tions Vodduku Cherina Onti Keratam, Kavyasundarikatha and Magatajeevi Chivari Choopu and novels Adrushtarekha Neelangetu Ayyagaru and T

Sohail Hashmi is a freelance writer, producer and media consultant.

Soharab Hossain, a PhD in Bangla, teaches at Anandamohan College, Calcutta. He has written poems, short stories, novels and essays and has received awards for his novel and short story collections. He usually writes for the small magazines, but his works

Sripada Subrahmanyasastry (1891-1961), born in a family of Sanskrit scholars, chose to write in Telugu, against his father's wishes. Although his short stories were more popular, he had also written plays, novellas and essays. He was the found­ing editor

Sriramana is the pseudonym of K Rama Rao. He has a BSc degree and Visaradas in Hindi and Telugu. He is at present a columnist for the weekly, Andhra Prabha. He has been associated with films and audio-visual projects made for the government of Andhra Prad

Subrabharatimanian was born in 1956 in Coimbatore District, Tamilnadu and lives in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He has published three collections of short stories, Maruthadam, Naveenam and Appa; and Naluperu consisting of a novella and 15 stories.

Subramania Raja, in his brief lifetime, authored one novel, one collection of short stories and contributed several poems to many important small journals. He died tragically in an accident in his thirties.

Suchitra Samanta Born in 1949, and raised for most of her life in India, she received her undergraduate degree from Calcutta University in English literature in 1968. She has a Master's in Drama and a Doctoral Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the Univ

Sudhakar Ghatak has a degree in civil engineering and works in a temporary position at Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Tamil Nadu. He has written eight stories and two essays to date, all of which have been published in lesser-known literary journals. Born i

Sudhakar Marathe teaches in the Department of English at the University of Hyderabad. He has been a British Council scholar. He has written extensively on poetry and fiction, including a book, T.S. Eliot's Shakespeare. He is the editor of Narrative: Forms

Sughra Mehdi has five novels and four collections of short stories to her credit. Prominent among her novels are Purvai and Raag Bhopali. Her short story collections include Pehchan and Jo Meré Nahin Woh Raja Ke. She has also written literary criticisms,

Sujatha Devi teaches English and writes poetry and articles in Malayalam. She is a commited environmentalist.

Sukhjit has one collection of stories, Antra, and a collection of poems, Rangan da Manovigyan, to his credit. A businessman and an agriculturist, he pursues his interest in literary studies and story-writing at his home in Machchiwara, Punjab. His works h

Sukirtharani, born 1973, teaches Tamil in a high school. She has to her credit one collection of poems, and also writes about cinema.

Suma Josson (Writer) has worked as a producer for a television company in Bombay since 1989. She has made a film titled, "Bombay's Blood Yatra" on the aftermath of the December' 92 communal riots. Her first book, Poems and Plays was published by Writer's

Sundara Ramaswamy (b 1931) writes poetry under the pseudonym Pasuvaih. Despite the fact that he received no formal education he is equally adept in Tamil, Malayalam, English and Sanskrit. His collection of forty-eight stories is titled Sundara Ramaswamy S

Surendra Kumar Oberoi, who writes under the pen name Surendra Prakash, is a Sahitya Akademi Award winner. Born in Lyallpur, Pakistan, he migrated to Delhi after the partition and made his living as hawker, rickshaw-puller, flower seller and travelling sal

Surendra Prakash is one of the first few writers of the new short story in Urdu, which had its origins in the fifties. His collection of short stories, Baz Goyi is considered a milestone in Urdu literature. He now writes scripts for films and television s

Susan Bassnett is Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Warwick and Professor in the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, which she founded in the 1980s. She is the author of over twenty books and her Translation Studies, (3rd ed. 2

Sutradhari, is the pen name for M Gopalakrishnan. A post-graduate in commerce and Hindi literature, he is an official in The New India Assurance Company Limited. He is also the editor of Soll Puthithu, a Tamil quarterly. He has a poetry collection, Kuralg

Suvarna has several short stories, articles on various issues and a novel to her credit. A freelance journalist and social activist, she is proficient in several languages and has a keen interest in the fine arts.

Swamy (Bandi Narayanaswamy) teaches in a single-teacher school in a small village in Cuddapah District, Andhra Pradesh. He has written one novel and twenty short stories, and though he is not a prolific writer, his fiction has carved a niche for itself in

Swapanburo (1902-1993) Writing under the name Swapanburo, Akhil Neogi was educated in the Government Art College, Calcutta, and started his career as a commercial artist. He then became a story writer, first for young readers in Sishusathi magazine, subse

Swapnamoy Chakraborti, winner of the Manik Bandopadhyay award for Bhumisutra in 1982, and the Tarashankar award for Vedio Bhagaban Nakuldara in 1992, has so far, four collections of short stories to his credit. At present he is a Programme Executive with

Syamala Kallury teaches at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Delhi. She has written a book, Symbolism in the Poetry of Sri Aurobindo and has translated Rabindranath Tagore's "Stray Birds" into Telugu. She is currently writing a series

Syed Abdul Malik has a literary career spanning over five decades, starting from the early forties. His first novel La Sa Gu (LCM: Lowest Common Multiple) appeared in instalments in the monthly magazine Banhi in 1945-46. He has around fifty novels and num

Syed Muhammad Ashraf has two collections of short stories, Daar Se Bichde, Baad-e-saba Ka Intezaar; and one novella Nambardar Ka Neela to his credit. His novella has been translated into Hindi and Marathi. He is the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award

Adult Book Writers names starting with T

T Janaki Rani is a writer known in her mother tongue for writing stories which never deviate from life and her style is one of powerful understatement. Winner of the Gruhalakshmi Swarna Kankanam Award for writing, she has also received many awards as prod

T Janakiraman, one of the most popular Tamil writers of the 20th century, was born in the village of Devangudi in Thanjavur district. Thi Jaa, as he was fondly known, was a leading light of the "Manikodi" school of writers in Tamil, the author of acclaime

Tahira Khan, a poet in Urdu and in English is a postgraduate in English from Aligarh University. Her poems and stories have been published in Pakistan in Mah-e-Nau, Naquoosh and Khartoon-e-Mashriq. She has taught at Bombay and Gujarat Universities for twe

Tamizhachi, born 1963, teaches English literature to undergraduates in Chennai. She is involved in poetry, translation, literary criticism, classical dance and drama, and has to her credit a collection of poems.

Tamn K Saint teaches English Literature at Hindu College, University of Delhi. His poetry has been published by Wasafiri (University of London). He has co-edited Translating Partition: Stories, Essays, Criticism which was published by Katha in 2001, and h

Tapan Basu teaches at the Department of English, Hindu College, Delhi. He has specialized in the study of the literature of the United States and has done focussed work on African-American writers. He is also interested in the exploration of identity poli

Tapasi, born 1968, has to his credit five collections of poetry. He is also involved in writing short stories and literary criticism.

Tarannum Riyaz has two collections of short stories, namely, Ye Tang Zameen and Ababilen Laut Ayenge to her credit. She has translated a number of works from English and Hindi into Urdu. Recently she has edited Bisween Sadi Mein Khawaateen ka Adab for Sah

Tarapada Ray was born in November 1936 at Tangail (now in Bangladesh) and came to Calcutta as a refugee in 1951. After studying economics at Calcutta University, he became a teacher. Then he joined the state government service and was nominated to the Ind

Tarashankar Bandopadhyay (1898-1971) immediately after leaving school and on entering college, he got involved in the freedom movement and was imprisoned for a year. After his release, he decided to devote his time to writing. Born in a family of landlord

Tariq Chhatari (Mohammad Tariq) is a Urdu fiction writer and critic. He has a collection of short stories, Baagh Ke Darwaza, to his credit. He has also edited a volume, Jadeed Afsaana. He is the recipient of the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award. He worked

Tarun Bhartiya has dabbled in politics, published poetry, made videos, directed plays and studied Economics and Mass Communication. An editor with New Delhi Television, his other major preoccupation is cooking.

Tarun K Saint teaches English Literature at Hindu College, University of Delhi. His poetry has been published by Wasafiri (University of London). Bruised Memories: Communal Violence and the Imagination, an anthology of writing edited by him is forthcoming

Tarun Kanti Mishra has six anthologies of short fiction to his credit, and his seventh collection is scheduled to appear in 1998. Avaroha received the prestigious Jhankara Award this year. He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service.

Tarun Tejpal is one of India's leading editors. He has worked for The Indian Express, The Telegraph, India Today and Outlook. He has also written for several international publications, including The Paris Review and The Guardian. He is currently CEO and

Tejaswini Niranjana teaches English literature at the University of Hyderabad. Besides works of literary criticism, she has published two volumes of poetry in English and numerous translations from Kannada into English, including that of M K Indira's cele

Thanigai Selvan, born 1935, is one of the founders of the Tamilnadu Progressive Writers' Association. His published work includes ten collections of poems and four essay collections.

Thanjai Prakaash has been writing for the last forty years. A Tamil Vidwan and a Sanskrit Shiromani, his published works include two collections, one of short stories (1970) and of essays (1990).

Thenmozhi, born 1976, works in the Tamil film industry. She has to her credit two poetry collections.

Thomas Joseph started writing stories when he was still in school. Considered one of the most promising Malayalam writers today, his work appears in prominent periodicals. He lives in Muppathadam near Alwaye and is on the staff of the Malayalam daily Chan

Thopil M. Mohamed Meeran lives in Tirunelveli, where he runs; a business. He has published two novels and a collection of short stories (1990). His first novel, Oru Kadalorathu Gramathin Kadhai (1988), was selected best novel of the year by the Tamil Nadu

Tim Parks is a writer, translator and a teacher based in Italy. He has studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He teaches literary translation at the IULM University Milan. His many translations from the Italian include works by Moravia, Tabucchi, Calvino and C

Tutun Mukherjee is a Professor of English at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Her areas of specialization include: Literary Criticism and Critical Theory, Translation Studies, Women's Writing, Drama and Film Studies. Her publications include twenty n

Adult Book Writers names starting with U

U R Anantha Murthy is a past President of the Sahitya Akademi, and is among India's most distinguished writers. His powerful novel Samskara, published in Kannada in 1965 and in English translation in 1976, was critically acclaimed and remains among the mo

Uday Prakash (1952-) has made a significant contribution to post independence Indian Literature and is incredibly popular with today's youth as a poet and fiction writer. His works have been translated into a number of foreign languages besides Urdu, Mara

Udaya Kumar teaches at the Department of English, Delhi University, and is the author of The Joycean Labyrinth: Repetition, Time and Tradition in Ulysses (Oxford: Clarendon, 1991). He is currently completing a new book, Styles if the Self: The Subject and

Udaya Narayana Singh serves as Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hyderabad. A gold medallist from Delhi University and a Jubilee Awardee of Calcutta University, he is a playwright and poet in Maithili and a poet-critic in Bangla with numerous

Uma Chakravarti formerly a teacher at the Department of History, Miranda House College for Women, Delhi, is engaged in working with the democratic rights movement and the women's rights movement in different parts of India on a variety of issues. She writ

Umamaheswari, born 1970, has to her credit two poetry collections, one collection of short stories and one novel. She is the recipient of the Katha award for creative fiction.

Umapathi, born 1947, retired as a bank official. He has written about two hundred poems and had published two anthologies.

Urmila Pawar is a Marathi writer whose short stories are based on the Dalit experiences of life and labour in a casteist society. A Dalit herself, she records the anguish of being a woman and a Dalit in her short stories, the most powerful among which are

Usha K R teaches history to undergraduates in Bangalore. The possibilities of fiction have always interested her, and her stories – some of them for children – have appeared in various newspapers and journals. She is now working on a novel.

Usha Mahajan has several short story collections for adults and children to her credit. She has extensively translated Khushwant Singh's works to Hindi, as well as authored his biographical profile. She received the Delhi Hindi Academy Award for Children'

Usha Priyamvada has four novels and several short story collections to her credit. Hindi is her preferred language for creative writing. She has also translated Mirabai into English. Usha Priyamvada studied and later taught English literature at Allahabad

Usha Tambe is a gold medallist in English literature from Nagpur University and a few of her short stories have been published recently. She is currently a member of the Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangha, Sahitya Shakha. She writes articles and book reviews f

Adult Book Writers names starting with V

V Chandra Sekhar Rao started as a poet but the short story slowly intruded and encircled the entire literary space. He has written around fifty short stories and one novel and has published two anthologies of short stories Jeevani and Lenin Place. Both of

Vaidehi is the pen name of Janaki Srinivasa Murthy. She is the author of four collections of short stories, one novel, a collection of poems. Her latest collection of stories was Samaja Shastragneya Tippanige, brought out in 1992 by Akshara Prakashana, Sa

Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1910-1994) is one of the major influences on Malayalam literature. He introduced the "continual" story and the stream of consciousness novel to Malayalam. A versatile writer, he has written seventy-five short stories, thirteen nov

Vakati Panduranga Rao is a writer, translator and critic. He is the author of over twenty-five books and he translates from and into Tamil, Telugu and English. Currently he is the deputy editor of The Andhra Prabha Illustrated Weekly.

Vanamala Vishwanatha teaches English in Bangalore University from where she obtained her Ph.D. Besides writing and translating to and from Kannada and English, she is a drama artiste with AIR and reads the Kannada news for Doordarshan.

Vandana Bist has a degree in Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Art and has specialised in illustration. In 1988, she was awarded the encouragement prize in the Children's Picture Book Competition organised by the Noma Concours Foundation, Japan. Her wor

Vannanilavan, born 1949, is a poet, short story writer, novelist and journalist.

Vanneihtluanga has around four short stories, five plays and numerous articles and essays to his credit. He is presently working on a novel. Keimah Leh Keimah and Neihfaka Rilbawm are collections of his creative writings as well as autobiographical pieces

Varis Alavi was born in 1928. He retired as the Head of the English Department of a college in Ahmedabad. He has written plays in Gujarati and has twelve books of criticism in Urdu. The most noteworthy of them is on Manto. A significant critic in Urdu, he

Varsha Das has a PhD in Nonformal Education. She has been writing and translating since she was sixteen years old. She is the author of one collection of short fiction and about a dozen books for children. She has been a resource person for the Asian Cult

Vasanta Surya writes investigative features and articles for major Indian newspapers in English on social issues and education. She has published a book of poetry, The Stalk of Time (Cre-A, Madras) and a book of poetry translated from Bundeli Hindi. She a

Vasantha Kannabiran is an activist in women's organisations and civil liberties groups in Andhra Pradesh. As part of the organisation Street Shakti Sanghatan, she has participated in its pioneering research on the role of women in the Telengana Movement.

Vasudevan Nair M T is acknowledged as one of the outstanding living writers of India. His publications include short stories, novels, a play, and other books which consist of critical writings, stories for children and travelogues. He has received all the

Venkat Swaminathan has been writing criticisms in Tamil since 1961. His writings include various essays on theatre, a film script and a monograph on puppetry. After retiring from government service, he has been contributing to a number of leading newspape

Vijay Chauhan (1931-1988) was educated at Jabalpur and Delhi. A collection of his short stories, Mizraab, was published in 1972, and another, Ekantvas, posthumously in 1989. Vijay Chauhan taught at Saugor, where he was associated with a theatre group call

Vijay Ghose is a professional editor. For many years she was associated with Target, a children's magazine that is published by Living Media. For the past few years she has been the editor of Limca Books. Her other publications besides Tirtha, are A Guide

Vijay Mohan Singh has taught in different universities for twenty years. He has had published three collections of short stories and six books on literary criticism. For eight years he was in charge of Vagarth, the literary wing of Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.

Vijay Tendulkar wrote his first story when he was six years old and wrote, directed and acted in his first play when he was eleven. A child artiste in two Marathi films, his formal education came to a close in 1942, during the Quit India Movement when he

Vijaya Ghose taught at school and college level for several years in different parts of the country before joining the children's Books Division of Thomson Press as Assistant Editor. Subsequently she was on the staff of the children's magazine Target for

Vijaya Rajadhyaksha (b 1933) is an eminent writer and critic in Marathi. She has more than fifteen collections of short stories, some of which have been adapted for stage and television. A recipient of several prestigious awards, she is Head of the Post­

Vijayadan Detha is a pioneer of modern writing in Rajasthani. He began writing in Hindi and Rajasthani while he was still a student. He has edited numerous journals, magazines and anthologies in Hindi as well as in Rajasthani. His works include Batan Ri P

Vikramadityan, born 1947, has to his credit thirteen collections of poems, two short story collections and three volumes of essays. He has won several awards for his poetry.

Vilas Sarang is a short story writer and poet. His stories have been widely published in such journals as Encounter, London Magazine, New Orleans Reivew. A collection of his short stories appeared in French translation before Penguin India brought out his

Vinod Kumar Shukla (1937-) a postgraduate in agricultural sciences, has taught at the Indira Gandhi Agricultural University till 1996. He has five poetry collections inlcuding, Lagbhag Zahir and Kavita se Lambi Kavita, three novels – Naukar ki Kameez, K

Viswapria L Iyengar is one of India's younger writers in English. She has been involved with both creative writing and journalism. A deep-rooted concern for social and political problems informs her work. Besides short stories, she has written poetry, pla

Vivek Shanbhag is an engineer by profession and works for Brooke Bond. He has published 2 collections of short stories, the latest of which is Languru, published in 1992 by Akshara Prakashana, Sagara. He lives in Bangalore.

Vivina Murthy (b. 1948), a central government employee, has to his credit novels and short stories including the novel, Vyapara Bandhalu, the short story, "Maro Rukkulu," and the exper­imental piece, "Kathaprahelika." Although he has written in different

Volga (b. 1950) is the pen name of P Lalitha Kumari, an activist who works as the Secretary of Asmita Resource Centre for Women, Hyderabad. One of the leading feminist writers in Telugu, she has written novels, short stories, poems and arti­cles. The Cen

Adult Book Writers names starting with W

Wagish Shukla is a writer and professor of mathematics at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He is also a distinguished scholar of Sanskrit and Persian.

Wan Kharkrang writes short stories and plays in Khasi. His major works include the short story collections, Shi Hali ki Khana and Ki Syntiew ha Ranab, the play Ka Khun Khatduh and a collection of anecdotes, Ka Pyrthei ki Shohkhleh, besides several other s

Wazir Agha, a distinguished Urdu poet and critic, is also the editor of a leading journal, Auraq, Pakistan. He has contributed immensely towards creating an up-to-date understanding of modern critical theories and literature through his writings and his j

William Dalrymple wrote the highly acclaimed bestseller In Xanadu when he was twenty two, which won him the 1990 Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award and a Scottish Arts Council Spring Book Award. His second book, City of Djinns, won the 1994 Thomas Cook

Adult Book Writers names starting with Y

Yamuna Kachru is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of An Introduction to Hindi Syntax (1966), Aspects of Hindi Grammar (1980), co-editor of the Pragmatics and Language Learning monograph series (

Yashodhara Mishra has published four collections of short stories and one novel, as well as poems, articles, translations. Her stories have been translated into Hindi, English and some other Indian languages. She received the Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award

Yogendra Ahuja is a post-graduate in Economics from Bareilly College, Bareilly. He works as an officer in a nationalized bank. His published works include short stories in various Hindi magazines. He is an avid reader of poetry, and is interested in scien

Yumlembam Ibomcha is a poet, short story writer, columnist and teacher. There are only three published books to his credit, two anthologies of poems and one of short stories. Since, he uses many pennames while writing in journals and newspapers not many p

Adult Book Writers names starting with Z

Zacharia was born in Urulikunnam, Kottayam District, Kerala. He was educated in Kerala, Mysore and Bangalore. He has taught English in Bangalore and Kanjirapally, Kerala. At present, he works as a consultant for the Malayalam edition of India Today; and f

Zahra Rai (1922-1993) started writing in the 1950s and her first story, written under a pseudonym, appeared in Kahani in 1955. Since then she had published many short stories in Hindi and Urdu. She had contributed various feature articles on gardening and

Zamiruddin Ahmad is considered a front-ranking short story writer in Urdu, though his published corpus consists of just two slender collections, Pahli Maut, and Sookhe Sawan; the latter was published posthumously from Karachi in 1992. His other published

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Adult Book Translators names starting with A

A J Thomas has an M Phil in English Literature and is working on a PhD thesis in Translation Studies, with special reference to Malayalam fiction translated into English. His collection of poems, Germination was published by the Writers Workshop in 1989.

A Naseeb Khan translates between Urdu and English. He has a number of articles and literary reviews to his credit. He has compiled and translated four books. He teaches English in Jamia Senior Secondary School, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Aateka Khan is studying for her post-graduate degree in English literature from Delhi University. This is her first attempt at translation and it has been done jointly by her and the editors of this volume.

Abburi Chaya Devi worked as a librarian for more than two decades in the United States Information Service, Delhi, and in the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She edited Vanita, the monthly journal of the Andhra Yuvathi Mandal

Abdul Naseeb Khan is a research scholar in the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He translates from Urdu to English and vice versa, reviews literary books and writes poems in English and Urdu.

Adeel Mehdi translates from Urdu and Hindi into English. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of English and Modern European Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He was a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California,

Aditi Choudhury enjoys translating short fiction from Asomiya to English, and has contributed to numerous journals, and to Women, a collection of women oriented short stories. She teaches English at Handique Girls College, Guwahati. Her areas of interest

Aditya Behl teaches Hindi in the Department of South and Southeast Asia Studies, University of California at Berkeley. He has co-edited, with David Nicholls, The Penguin New Writing in India. He received the Katha Award for Translation in 1993 for his tra

Alladi Uma and M Sridhar teach English at the University of Hyderabad and have been doing collaborative work in trans­lation. Their translations as well as articles on the subject have appeared in many journals. They published a trans­lation of a collec

Amar Kumar Majumdar retired as a geologist from the Geological Survey of India in 1995. He has a keen interest in BangIa and English literature and has a few short stories, scientific papers and articles besides some translations to his credit.

Ameena K Ansari, a senior lecturer in the Department of English at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, graduated from Sophia College (Ajmer) and did her MA from AMU and her MPhil from Kashmir Uni­versity. She has published a number of articles and book re

Ameena Kazi Ansari translates from Urdu into English. She teaches in the department of English and Modern European Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. She is the author of English Canadian Literary Canon: Emergence and Development.

Ananda Lal is a Reader in the Department of English at Jadavpur University, Calcutta. His areas of specialization are translations and Tagore's plays. He is the author of the first full-length study of Tagorean drama, Rabindranath Tagore: Three Plays (198

Anisur Rahman, Professor of English at Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, works in the areas of post-colonial literature and translation. He translates both from Urdu to English and English to Urdu. Amongst his publications are two monographs, Nissim Ezekiel

Anjana Desai is a scholar and critic, her area of specialisation being Shakespeare and 17th century literature. She has a PhD from Cornell University, U.S.A., and teaches English at the University of South Gujarat, Surat. She enjoys translating fiction fr

Anjana Desai is a scholar and critic, her area of specialisation being Shakespeare and 17th century literature. She has a PhD from Cornell University, U.S.A., and teaches English at the University of South Gujarat, Surat. She enjoys translating fiction fr

Anju Makhija, Born in Pune, has spent several years in Canada. An MA in Media from Concordia University, Montreal, she has worked in the fields of education, training and television. She writes poetry, plays and has worked on audio-visual scripts. All Tog

Anupama Prabhala Kapse teaches English at Gargi College, Delhi. She is an MPhil in English and translates from Hindi and Telugu.

Aparna Satpathy has graduated in Psychology from Utkal University. She lives in Delhi. This is her first attempt at translation.

Apratim Barua (b 1966) teaches English at Ram Lal Anand College, Delhi University. Besides Assamese, his mother tongue, he is fluent in Bangla and Hindi. "Rainmaker" was his first attempt at translation.

Aruna Bhowmick is a teacher, translator, columnist and social activist. She has an MA in English literature and another in industrial relations, besides a BEd. Interested in languages, she professes a liking for some of the dialects of Bihar – Maithili,

Asha Puri taught French at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, and is the translator of many French and Spanish literary works.

Atanu Bhattacharya has been associated with Katha's translation work. His translations have appeared in previous Katha Volumes.

Avaneesh Bhatt studied English literature at the University of Mumbai and teaches at the Smt MMP Shah SNDT College there. He translates poems and short stories from Gujarati to English and vice-versa. He has a keen interest in photography.

Ayenjam Bijoykumar has translated several short stories and poems from Meiteilon into English, besides the script of a Manipuri film. He also writes short stories and poems in English and Meiteilon. He has to his credit a collection of Meiteilon short sto

Adult Book Translators names starting with B

B Kalpana, born 1972, works as a lecturer in a government college, and translates from the Chinese into Tamil. Her published works include one collection of poetry in Tamil, and a volume of translated Chinese poems.

Babli Moitra Saraf teaches English at Ramjas College in Delhi. After completing an advanced course in Italian at Perugia as part of an Indo-Italian Culture Exchange Programme, she has co-translated Mahasveta Devi's Operation Boshai Tudu into Italian (La C

Bageshree is a journalist with the Deccan Herald. She translates from Kannada into English and this is an area of special interest to her.

Baran Rahman translates both fiction and poetry from Urdu into English. She teaches English Literature in the Department of English and Modern European Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.

Bhushan Arora is a retired tea planter and has degrees in science and law. He lives in Delhi and is a freelance copy editor and translator. He is interested in languages and has studied several of them.

Bipin Bhise was in the Madhya Pradesh Education Service, and taught English Language and Literature at various Government colleges in the state. He enjoys reading serious fiction, watching plays and listening to classical music. His translation of the Mar

Bonita Baruah is a journalist with The Times of India, New Delhi and has written several articles. She translates short stories from Asomiya to English.

Brahmarajan, born 1953, is a professor of English literature. He is involved in the fields of criticism, translation and journalism, and was the editor of the literary journal Meetchi from 1981 to1992. He has to his credit four poetry collections, a numbe

Adult Book Translators names starting with C

C T Indra teaches English at the University of Madras. She was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at Harvard, the British Council Visiting Scholar in UK, and a Research Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has served on the Tamil Bhasha Samit

Chandra Prakash Deval teaches in the Department of Biochemistry at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from Udaipur and Jodhpur Universities. Among his published works are nine volumes of poetry, which include, Paagi, an

Chitta Ranjan Das has studied in the universities of Viswa Bharati (Shantiniketan) and Copenhagen. Some of the languages he knows are Hindi, Bangla, German, Danish, Finnish and Sanskrit. A teacher and writer in Oriya, he has fifty books and as many transl

Adult Book Translators names starting with D

D N Bezboruah has been the editor of The Sentinel since its inception in 1983. He studied literature at Banaras Hindu University and linguistics at Reading University, United Kingdom. A teacher for many years, he has also published several academic papers

Daisy Rockwell is the Vice Chair at the Center for South Asia Studies at the University of  California, Berkeley. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago, in 1998, from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. From 1997 to 2

Deeba Zafir teaches at English Literature at Lakshmibai College, Delhi. She has translated Qurratulain Hyder's memoir of Ismat Chughtai.

Dhritiman Chatterjee was the joint winner of the award for his translation of the Bangla story.

Dr K S Subramanian is involved in several literary and social pursuits, and has translated extensively from the Tamil to English. Four collections of his articles and papers on literary, social and developmental themes have been published in Tamil. He is

Dr Nanavati, as co-translator, adds: I have hoped to create a semblance of the rich exploration of verbal forms in the story – the monologues, dialogues, descriptions, conversations, and even a folk song. The story in Gujarati is still very much with me

Adult Book Translators names starting with F

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was born in 1911. An internationally renowned poet in Urdu, he was also the editor of Lotus, the journal from Beirut. For his ideological commitment and poetry, he was deported from Pakistan. He declined the offer of the Iqbal Professorshi

Frederica Oddera, a professional translator, teaches at the Italian Cultural Centre, New Delhi. She was worked with leading Italian publishing houses like Mandadari and knows French, English, German and Italian. Frederica, with Babli, has translated Mahas

Adult Book Translators names starting with G

Ganesh N Devy is an activist working with denotified tribals. An erstwhile professor of English at M S University, Baroda, he has held distinguished fellowships including the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship and the Fulbright Fellowship. He translat

Gayatri Bhattacharyya has translated widely from Asomiya to English. The Heart of the Brahmaputra and Other Stories, a collection of her translations, has been recently published. She writes articles for the journals of Gauhati and Burdwan Universities, a

George Szirtes is a poet, a translator and an academic. He has received the Faber Prize and the European Poetry Translation Prize. His poems have been published by major publishing houses. He teaches at the Norwich School of Art and Design. He came to Eng

Gillian Wright is a well-known translator. She has translated two Hindi novels into English: Raag Darbari by Shrilal Shukla, Aadha Gaon by Rahi Masoom Raza. Professionally, a television and radio producer, she is also a writer of travel books.

Gita Krishnakutty has received a PhD in English Literature from the University of Mysore. She has contributed translations of short stories for several journals and anthologies. She has translated Anand's Death Certificate from Malayalam into English (Sag

Gita Krishnankutty has been actively involved in translating short stories, novels and anthologies from Malayalam into English. She has a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Mysore.

Gita Rajan an MBA and a qualified company secretary, Gita Rajan took voluntary retirement from government service to pursue a keen interest in Indian literature, Indian mythology, translation, philosophy, and to travel. A former Katha editor, she has als

Githa Sagar (b 1947) has an MSc degree and is a housewife interested in reading and cooking. This is the first time she has tried her hand at translation and has attempted the Telugu and Hindi sto­ries in this contest. "It is ironic that I should get the

Gopa Manumdar, a graduate in English from Delhi University, began translating short stories for Namaste magazine in 1987. Her other translated works include the Emperor's Ring, and Twenty Stories ((Satyajit Ray's works, published by Penguin India) and In

Gurcharan Das has authored a novel and three plays. Larins Saheb, a prize winning play about the British in India, was produced in Bombay, published in England, and presented at the Edinburgh Festival. Mira was produced off-Broadway to much critical accla

Adult Book Translators names starting with H

H Y Sharada Prasad was Information Advisor to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He has translated two of K Shivarama Karanth's novels and his autobiography into English, and R K Narayan's Swami and Friends into Kannada. He receive the Katha Award for Translati

Hephzibah Israel teaches at the Department of English, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi. She is currently on study leave, completing her doctoral dissertation on Tamil translations of the Bible from the School of Oriental and African Studies in

Hina Nandrajog is a lecturer at Vivekananda College, Delhi University. She completed her Masters in English from Punjabi University, Patiala and did her MPhil from Delhi University. She was inspired to take up translation after going through Katha's publi

Adult Book Translators names starting with I

I R Babu Singh has translated Aristotle's Poetics and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar into Manipuri, and eleven Manipuri folktales into English. These were included in Folktales of the World, published by the University of California. He was the editor of the

Indira Chandrasekhar was born in Kerala, grew up in Madras, and now lives in Delhi. She runs a publishing house – Tulika – that publishes books on the social sciences, art and culture, and literary theory. This is her fist attempt at translation.

Indiran, born 1948, is a poet, art critic and translator. He has to his credit four Tamil and two English poetry collections.

Adult Book Translators names starting with J

Jahnavi Phalkey nurtures an interest in translation. She is a student of politics and is currently pursuing her doctorate in the United States.

Jai Ratan has been translating fiction for a long time from Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. Several collections of short stories translated by him have been published.

Jatindra Kumar Nayak teaches at the Postgraduate Department of English, Utkal University. He specializes in translation studies and is a co-translator of Fakirmohan Senapati's autobiography. A recipient of the Katha Award for Translation in the Oriya sect

Jayeeta Sharma is a research scholar in the field of Modern Indian History. She is teaching at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi. She translates from Assamese to English and has won the Katha Award for Translation in 1994.

Adult Book Translators names starting with K

K A Parthasarthy is a freelance translator and translates from Russian to English and vice versa. He has worked as an engineer with Indian and Russian companies.

K G Ramakrishnan is deeply interested in Malayalam literature and culture. A member of the Indian Economic Service, he retired as Deputy Advisor, Planning Commission, Government of India. He regularly helps Katha as a resource person, translating when nee

K M Sherrif has a Master's degree in English from Calicut University. He translates to and from Malayalam, Gujarati and English. His translations have appeared in Indian Literature, Samakaleena Kavita, Jayakeralom and Kavya Bharati. He teaches English at

K Raghavendra Rao has a doctorate in Political Economy from Toronto University. He has taught Political Science at Guwahati, Karnataka and Mangalore Universities. He has worked extensively on translation of both poetry and fiction from Kannada into Englis

Kalyani Dutta, educated in Delhi and Leeds, UK, has been teaching English Literature at Indraprastha College in Delhi for more than three decades. She reviews in and translates from Bangla into English and also writes articles on culture and environment.

Kamal Sanyal (b 1922) has won the award in both the Gujarati and Marathi sections of the Second Katha Translation Contest. Fluent in Gujarati, Marathi and Bangla, she translates between these lan­guages and her published work includes the translation of

Keerti Ramachandra is a fiction editor, multilingual translator and teacher. With a Masters in literature and an MPhil in linguistics she has been teaching in schools and colleges in India and abroad. She is currently teaching a course in Creative Non-Fic

Krishna Paul was awarded the A K Ramanujan Award for translating stories from Hindi and Punjabi for Katha Prize Stories. She retired from Jamia Millia Islamia and has been an active translator.

Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih translates from Khasi to English and vice versa. He also writes short stories and poems in both Khasi and English, which have been anthologized in two volumes, Moments (1992) and The Sieve (1992). His other works include a collecti

Adult Book Translators names starting with L

L Somi Roy has translated many short stories and film scripts from Meiteilon to English. An independent film programmer, he has programmed over fifty film exhibitions, specializing in Asian and Asian American film and video. His film and video exhibitions

Liza Das translates extensively from Asomiya to English. She has also written several short stories, most of them published in various journals and magazines. She teaches English at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati.

Louis Menezes: Born in Goa, Louis Menezes is a priest of the Catholic Church and a member of the Society of Jesus – the Jesuits – which is committed to education and services for the underpriveleged in India. Menezes is a polyglot who is equally fluen

Adult Book Translators names starting with M

M Abbasuddin Tapadar mostly translates between Bangla and English. He has done his MA and MPhil in English Literature from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi and is currently working as a PhD scholar at the Centre for Linguistics and English, Jawa

M Asaduddin teaches English Literature and Translation Studies in the Department of English at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He translates frequently from and to Bangla, Urdu, Hindi and English. His publications include Image and Represe

M Vijayalakshmi serves as Librarian at the Sahitya Akademi, Delhi. She has translated poems from Tamil for Indian Literature, and the journal of the Authors' Guild of India, Indian Author. She is presently engaged in translating and editing a collection o

M. Asaduddin is a Reader in the Department of English at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He translates frequently from and to Bangla, Urdu, Hindi and English.

Madhobi Medhi besides translating short fiction from Asomiya to English, also contributes features regularly to The Sentinel. She teaches English at B Borooah College, Guwahati and is also involved with a number of social organizations including the Gyan

Madhu Prasad teaches philosophy at Zakir Husain College, Delhi. Her translation of Safdar Hashmi's life story has been published by Viking India. She is also associated with the editing of the journal The Social Scientist.

Madhukar Gajanan Hegde is a chemical engineer with a doctorate from the Graduate School of North Western University, Illinois. At present, he is General Manager, Nirlon Ltd. Proficient in Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati, this is his first attempt at transla

Mahashweta Devi (1926- ) Educated at Santiniketan, she taught English literature in a college for some time. A prolific writer, she is also a social activist working on behalf of marginalized tribal populations among the tribals of the border areas of Bih

Mahasweta Baxipatra, educated in Orissa and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, has translated short fiction from Oriya to English and vice versa.

Mahua Bhattacharya is a lecturer at Calcutta University and a translator. She is currently involved in translating the autobiography of the film maker, Joris Ivens, from French into Bangla.

Malati Mathur (b 1958) is a senior lecturer in English, with a PhD in Australian Literature. She can translate from and into Tamil, Hindi and English and her translation of the Hindi story was short-listed for the award in that language. She has translate

Manu Shetty is with the South Asian Studies Centre, University of Chicago. He has earlier worked with the University's Committee on Social Thought on Tulu oral narratives and has also collaborated with A K Ramanujan in translating works in Kannada. While

Margaret Lalmuanpuii Pachuau translates from Mizo to English. A doctorate in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, she is a teacher by profession. She is presently translating and editing Groundworks in Mizo Theology for the Aiza

Maurice Shukla has been teaching English and Dramatics at the Aurobindo Ashram since 1985. He translates extensively from French and BangIa. His published works include The Lord of Horses, a novella for children, translated from French.

Meenakshi Bharat is a PhD from JNU and teaches English literature at Venkateshwara College, Delhi. She reviews translated texts extensively and is an active participant in translation workshops.

Meenakshi Swami is a translator and professional editor.

Meenakshi Tyagarajan has taught and worked in economic research, retiring as Adviser in the economic department of the Reserve Bank of India. Since her retirement she has been living in Chennai. She has translated A Madhaviah's Tamil classic, "Padmavati C

Mitra Mukherjee Parikh translates between Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi and English. She is a Lecturer in the Post-Graduate Department in SNDT University. She is currently working on her PhD thesis in Comparative Literature on a study of modernity in Bengali

Mohammad Hasan Askari was born in 1919. He got his MA degree in English from Allahabad and he taught English at the Anglo-Arabic College in Delhi. He was involved in scriptwriting for All India Radio. His translations of some major western literary texts

Mona Zote translates from Mizo to English. An officer at the Taxation Department, Mizoram, she is also a poet and a scriptwriter. Some of her poems have been included in the Anthology of North East Poetry published by the North East Hills University Publi

Monalisa Dani (b 1979) is a second year Arts student at a women's college in Cuttack. She has an impressive record of awards and prizes for her articles, stories and poems as well as for her quizzing skills. She has no previous experience of translation.

Adult Book Translators names starting with N

N Kamala teaches at the Centre of French Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is interested in both theory and practice of translation and has published a number of articles in this area. G J V Prasad is a novelist and a poet. He teaches a

Nadeem Ahmed (b 1963) is an MBA, fluent in Urdu, Hindi and French, who enjoys reading fiction and is interested in literature. He has had no previous experience of translation.

Naghma Zafir teaches English literature at Zakir Husain College, Delhi. She has an MPhil from Pune University and translates from Urdu.

Nandini Guha has an MPhil in English from Delhi University. She translates from Bangla to English, and occasionally from Hindi to English. She is a reader in English at the College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University.

Narayan Hegde teaches literature at the State University of New York at Old Westbury. He studied at Mysore University and at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he did his doctorate on W B Yeats. As a Senior Fellow of the American Insti

Neer Kanwal Mani teaches English Literature at Government PG College, Faridabad. Her areas of interest are modern literary theory and literary criticism, modern writing in Hindi and other Indian languages. She loves painting and translating.

Neeraj Malik teaches English at Indra Prastha College, Delhi. She specializes in Modern European Drama and has been translating short stories.

Neshat Quaiser teaches in the Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. His doctoral thesis from JNU deals with nationalism, religion and peasant politics in the subcontinent. He is currently engaged in research work on diasporic memories and

Nikhil Khandekar, a lecturer by profession, is presently working for a PhD at Bombay University under Bhalchandra Nemade. He has translated Kanji Patel's novella, Dahelu, published as Rear Verandah (Macmillan India) and is the editor of A Journal of New C

Adult Book Translators names starting with P

Padma C Rao (b 1926) can translate from Kannada, her mother tongue, and Bangla, into English but this was her first formal attempt. Of translating "A Scoundrel" she says, "As the events in the story take place in an urban setting with which I am familiar,

Padma Sharma is a teacher by profession. She has worked in Ethiopia, England, Zambia and Malawi and now lives and teaches in Bangalore. She translates regularly from Kannada into English. Her translation of K.P. Purnachandra Tejaswi's classic, Carvallo, w

Padmaja Punde, a journalist and a Hindustani classical vocalist, has received several scholarships for journalism and music. She performs regularly on Doordarshan and AIR and has given concerts in India and the USA. At present, she is translating a book o

Pramatha Chaudhuri (1868-1946) Born in East Bengal, educated at Calcutta and a Bar-at-Law from England, he taught at a Calcutta law college after a stint as estate manager to the Tagores. He contributed to BangIa literature by encouraging the use of more

Pranava Manjari, translator, reviewer and editor, has a doctoral degree in English from Bangalore University and teaches in a Delhi College. She won the Katha Award for Translation in 1997 for her Kannada translation. She writes reviews for the Sahitya Ak

Pravabati Chingangbam enjoys translating and likes to view it as a means to convey one's culture to other people. She has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi where she taught Physics for two years. Presently she is a post-doc

Prema Seetharam is a voracious reader, she has always been fascinated by translations. She has a degree in Chemistry from Madras University. Subsequently, she obtained a Master's degree in History and a diploma in Library Science. She completed her Diplo

Promila Puri is a Reader in English at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. She has an MPhil degree on Comparative Literature. Her dissertation was on Shakespeare in Hindi translation.

Adult Book Translators names starting with R

R Parthasarathy is a poet, translator, critic and editor. He is the author of Rough Passage (1977), a long poem and editor of Ten Twentieth­ Century Indian Poets (1976). He has translated into modern English verse the 5th century Tamil epic, The Title of

Rachna Sethi is interested in postcolonial and translation studies. She has an MPhil in English from the University of Delhi and teaches at Zakir Husain College, Delhi.

Raghavendra Rao K has completed his doctorate in Political Economy from Toronto University. He has taught Political Science at Guwahati, Karnataka and Mangalore Universities. He has worked extensively on translation of both poetry and fiction from Kannada

Rajendra Prasad Mishra is a post-graduate in Hindi and has a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has worked as Hindi Officer in the Bank of Baroda for three years, as Associate Professor of Hindi Trans

Ramachandra Sharma has doctorate in Psychology from the University of London. He has worked as a secondary school teacher and a psychologist in India, England and Africa. Sharma is considered one of the pioneers of the modern movement in Kannada literatur

Ramesh Chander is a retired general from the Indian Army. He has nurtured a keen interest in Urdu literature and language. His father was a Persian scholar and translator. He translates from Urdu.

Ramiah Kumar's interests include Tamil literature, Carnatic music and spiritualism. He was one of the winners in the Katha South Asian Translation Contest for Tamil. He has served as an engineer in several reputed organizations.

Rana Nayar is a Reader in the Department of English, Punjab University. He has been teaching for over eighteen years. His main areas of interest are drama, pedagogy and translation. He has translated extensively from Punjabi to English, published two nove

Rashmi Chaturvedi, has been teaching English since 1974 and is presently the Principal of Kanoria Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jaipur. She has actively participated in the activities of women's organizations and teachers' unions. Apart from acting in plays she

Rashmi Govind teaches English literature at Zakir Husain College, Delhi. She translates fiction from Hindi and Urdu and amongst her other translations is Abdul Bismillah's novel, published by Macmillan India.

Ravikant works with Sarai, at the Centre for Studies in Developing Societies, Delhi. "Remembering the Past," his translation of "Ateet ki Smriti," an essay by Ramchandra Shukla, appeared in Hindi: Literature, Discourse, Language, vol. 1.1 (2000).

Robin S Ngangom is a bilingual poet and translator. He studied literature at St Edmund's College, Shillong, and earned his masters degree from the North East Hill University, Shillong, where he teaches now. He has written two books on poetry, Words and th

Ruma Phukan has translated the works of several award winning Asomiya authors into English. She is the Head of the Department of English Literature at Dibru College, Dibrugarh, Assam.

Rupalee Verma teaches History in Delhi University. Her specialization in the field of language, literature and History of Southeast Asia is from Laiden University, Netherlands. She has published works on colonial education in Indonesia and Malaysia. Her i

Rupanjali Baruah translates Asomiya short stories and poems into English and vice versa. A freelance writer, poet and art critic apart from being a translator, she has published her English and Asomiya writings in leading journals and papers, both local a

Ruth Vanita taught at Delhi University and now teaches at the University of Montana. Founding coeditor of Manushi 1978-90, she is the author of Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination (1996), coeditor of Same-Sex Lov

Adult Book Translators names starting with S

S K Shanti describes herself as an avid reader of both English and Tamil. This is her first attempt at translation.

S Krishnan, translator and journalist, has served as Cultural Adviser to the United States Information Service for several years. He is a regular contributor to a number of Indian and foreign journals. A book-reviewer and occasional poet, Krishnan is a se

S. Krishnan, translator and journalist, has served as Cultural Adviser to the United States Information Service for several years. He is a regular contributor to a number of Indian and foreign journals. A book reviewer and occasional poet, Krishnan is a s

Sachi Madhavan (b 1953) is a Lecturer in the Department of Materials Production, CIEFL. She has had no previous experience of translation. About this translation she says, "What I have attempted to do is to balance a natural English prose style with the u

Samudra Gupta Kashyap shifted to translating from Asomiya to English and vice-versa after a writing career during the 1980s when he had written several short stories and poems in Asomiya. He is a Guwahati-based journalist working for The Indian Express an

Sarala Jag Mohan translates from and into Gujarati, Hindi and English. Recipient of an award from the Bharatiya Anuvad Parishad for translation, she has translated books for National Book Trust and the Sahitya Akademi.
She held a solo exhibition of he

Sherry Simon teaches in the French Department at Concordia University in Montreal. Her academic publications include Gender in Translation (Routledge, 1996) and Changing the Terms: Translating in the Postcolonial Era (U of Ottawa P, 2000), edited with Pau

Shobhana Bhattacharji has a PhD from Delhi University and she teaches English at Jesus and Mary College, Delhi. Her publications include review articles, academic papers and translations. She enjoys translating fiction.

Srutimala Duara is a translator and bilingual writer, with published works both in English and Asomiya. Her Asomiya works include two books of rhymes, four collections of children's stories, a novel and a collection of short stories. Her English works inc

Stuti Khanna teaches English Literature at Hindu College, University of Delhi. She is currently working on her M Phil at Delhi University. Her areas of interest include Translation Studies and Indian Literature.

Suhas Gole has taught English at Patkar College, Bombay for over 25 years. His translations of the poems of Dalit poet Namdeo Dhasal have appeared in The Bombay Literary Review.

Sukrita Paul Kumar has been involved in the study of modern Indian literature for many years. Formerly a fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, she is also a recipient of the Shastri Indo Canadian Faculty Research Fellowship, a Rockefel

Sumedha Parande graduated in Chemistry from Bombay University, and in Education from Nagpur University. She also holds a diploma in travel and tourism. She taught in schools in Mumbai and Delhi for over ten years before deciding to take break and devote h

Sunil Trivedi, a senior executive in a large public sector undertaking, has a keen literary sensibility. He was educated in Calcutta and Allahabad and is involved in a serious study of Hindi, Urdu and English literature. His knowledge of different languag

Surajit Borooah translates from Asomiya to English and writes both in English and Asomiya. He teaches at Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati. A sportsman and photographer, he is actively associated with several social and cultural organizations.

Sushant Kumar Mishra holds degrees in Mathematics and French, advance diplomas in Spanish and Portuguese, diplomas in Journalism and Mass Communications, and an M Phil in Semiotics on the concept of Abhinaya in Bharata's Natya Shastra. He has translated s

Adult Book Translators names starting with T

Thingnam Anjulika translates from Meiteilon to English. She has translated two plays by Sahitya Akademi awardee Arambam Somorendra, Leipaklei and The Unrecognized Soldier, besides a few short stories. She has worked as a journalist in Manipur and New Delh

Tridip Suhrud teaches in the Science and Liberal Arts Programme at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. His specialization is social history and literature of Gujarat. At present he is working on nineteenth century Gujarati autobiographies. He has

Adult Book Translators names starting with U

Uma Narayanan has a degree in Home Science and diplomas in French and German. She worked for a while in the Department of Home Science at Women's Christian College, Chennai, and for many years as the librarian at the Alliance Francaise de Chennai. She h

Upendra Nanavati is a reader in English at MS University , Baroda. His area of specialization is Indian criticism in English, Gujarati and Marathi. He received the Katha Award for Translation in 1995.

Usha Nambudripad holds a doctorate in Linguistic from the University of Kerala. The Kerala Sahitya Akademi published her work The Social Background of the Address Terms in Malayalam (1990) based on her research at the International School of Dravidian Lin

Adult Book Translators names starting with V

V B Tharakeshwar is a lecturer in the Department of Translations, Kannada University, Hampi, India. He has worked on issues of colonialism and nationalism in the context of colonial Karnataka and Kannada literature. He is currently working on a project Co

Vanajam Ravindran retired as reader in English from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. She has published occasional articles, translations and book-reviews in journals. She is now editing a collection of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer's stories for Kath

Vandana R Singh translates from Hindi to English. She is currently a senior lecturer of English in Government College for Girls, Chandigarh. She is also an editing consultant to the Indian Council of Social Science Research for their multidisciplinary bia

Vidya Pai was a journalist till she stumbled into the field of translation with the Konkani award that she won at the first Katha Translation Contest organized by Katha with the support of the British Council, in 1993. She was awarded the Humanscape Trans

Vidyanand Jha teaches organizational behaviour at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has a doctorate in management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand where he has also worked for more than three years. His poems have been published in

Vimala Balakrishnan has taught in schools in Madras and Delhi for many years. This is her first attempt to translate from Tamil, her mother tongue, to English, a process she has enjoyed and hopes to continue, while devoting time to her other major interes

Vishnu Khare is a Hindi poet, critic, translator and columnist. He has more than fourteen works to his credit.

Adult Book Translators names starting with X

Xavier Cota: Xavier Cota is a social activist and convenor of Betalbatim Civic and Consumer Forum, an NGO working in the field of consumer activism and civic rights awareness in Goa. He translates from Konkani and Portuguese to English, and has received t

Adult Book Translators names starting with Y

Yunus Agaskar was born in 1945 and is the Head, Department of Urdu, University of Mumbai. His publications include Marathi Adab ka Mutalaa, Urdu Kahavetan aur Unke Samaji wa Lisani Pehlu, Talash-e-Funn, Fikr-o-Funn Aur Fiction. He has also translated shor

Children Book Authors

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Children Book Authors names starting with A

A K SHARMA, is a Wing Commander in the Indian Air Force.

Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951): A painter and a versatile artist, Abanindranath Tagore was no less known for his magic pen when it came to children. Raj Kahini is one such series of unforgettable tales that leads you to Chittor, through the flowing sand

Agyeya, a pseudonym for Sachidananda Vatsyayan, was born in 1911. Son of an archaeologist, he spent his childhood in different parts of the country. Poet, novelist, critic, revolutionary activist, newsman, army officer and academic – Agyeya has been all

Ahmad Yusuf started writing when he was eighteen years old and has several collections to his credit.

Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi was born in 1916 and has written many stories and poems in Urdu and Punjabi. His writings have been collected in twelve volumes. His best-known collection of stories are Neela Pathar and Aas Paas.

Akshay Singh started as an advertising copywriter. Some of his best writing ­stories and features - happened after he joined Target in 1988. He went on to work with an NGO, setting up a non­formal school in Delhi. He currently teaches in a school in Mum

AMBAI a pseudonym for Dr C S Lakshmi, has carved a niche for herself in Tamil fiction. Her published works include two books of short stories. She received the Katha Award for Creative Fiction in 1995 for her story, "A Deer in the Forest." She is also wel

Aparajita Datta is a wildlife biologist at the Nature Conservation Foundation in Mysore. She has spent many years in the rainforests of Arunachal Pradesh, studying hornbills for her doctoral thesis. She has also been involved in wildlife surveys that resu

ARUN JOSHI was born in Varanasi. He spent his childhood in Delhi, Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh. As a child he played the violin and music remained a great love through his life, along with writing, reading and painting. He wrote five novels and many short st

ASHA BAGE is an established writer in Marathi. Her works – three novels and six collections of short stories – have received four awards from the state of Maharashtra. She is a connoisseur of Indian classical music.

ATULANANDA GOSWAMI has four collections of short stories to his credit. His novel Namgharia has been serialized by Doordarshan. He works as a Senior Superintendent of Taxes with the Government of Assam. He lives in Guwahati, where he has started a consu

Children Book Authors names starting with B

B R Bhagwat was born in 1910 into a reformist family. An active freedom fighter, he joined the underground movement, was arrested in 1943 and imprisoned for twenty two months. He has been editor of the children's magazines Khelgadi and Balmitra. The much-

BIBHAS SEN claims that the inspiration for "The Zero-Sum Game" came from a newspaper report on the controversy arising out of the implications of siging the GATT treaty.

Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay (1894-1950), a school teacher throughout his life, and a prolific writer with nearly two hundred titles to his credit, including seventeen novels and twenty collections of short stories, is noted for his depiction of the beauty

Bimal Kar: Born in Taki, North 24-Parganas, on 19 September 1921, Bimal Kar spent his early youth in Asansol and parts of Bihar. He was involved in myriad professions that later helped him write on varied subjects. His writings reflect a modern mind and h

Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya was a poet, a short story writer and a novelist of repute. He wrote twenty novels, sixty short stories, a hundred poems, ten plays and innumerable essays and articles. He has also translated classics from Bengali and English i

Bolwar Mahamad Kunhi is the first writer to depict the travails of Muslims in Kannada literature. He has to his credit four short story collections, a novel and two documentaries. Among them are Devarugalla Rajyadalli which won the Karnataka Sahitya Akade

Children Book Authors names starting with C

C Byrde, seabird, Rosalind Wilson's pseudonym, symbolized all that she was - a free spirit, independent, soaring way above mundane matters. She loved poetry and wrote some hilarious as well as serious poems. As Editor of Target, she honed the writing skil

CHANDRAKANT KENI is the editor of a daily newspaper, Rashtramat. His short story collection, Vhoulko Pavanni, received the Sahitya Akademi Award. A recipient of many awards from the State Academi and other institutions, he is a council member of the Sahit

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CHO DHARMAN, says, I strongly feel that the most cruel aspect of this modern industrial society is child labour. Having been a child labourer myself, I know of the dreams and longings of working children. In my story, I have described an incident from my

Children Book Authors names starting with D

D R Bhagwat, brother of B R Bhagwat and the translator of "Faster Fenay Moves Out," was a journalist and had translated many of his brother's stories from Marathi to English.

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Darshana Dave has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and has an interest in translations.

Deepa Agarwal, whose first story appeared in Target some fourteen years ago, has about twenty five published books to her credit. These include picture books, short story collections, ghost stories, retold myths, folk tales, mystery and adventure novels a

DHUMKETU is the pen-name of Gaurishankar Govardhanram Joshi. He completed his graduation in 1920 and had a chequered career interspersed with stray employment. He worked as a private tutor with two aristocratic families and devoted all his free time to wr

Dilip M Salwi, a popular writer, has written science books as well as science fiction for children. His Fire on the Moon and Other Stories entered the Lil1lca Book of Records for the largest print run for a children's book - three lakh copies. The Robots

Children Book Authors names starting with E

Easterine Iralu

Enrique Lara Robayo studied graphic design at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He loves to write and illustrate and works as a freelance illustrator and as a university teacher.

Children Book Authors names starting with F

Franz Hubner is a German writer for children, whose books have been published all over the world.

Children Book Authors names starting with G

Geeta Dharmarajan loves writing stories and fantasies for children. She conceived and edited a children's magazine called Tamasha. Geeta was earlier one of the editors of Target, a magazine for children, and The Pennsylvania Gazette, the magazine of the I

Gita Krishnankutty is a writer of short stories as well as one of the leading translators of Malayalam fiction. She taught French at the Alliance Francais for many years.

GITA KRISHNANKUTTY, who has translated this story, has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Mysore. She has contributed translations of short stories to several journals and anthologies.

GULZAR says, Whatever you write, be it a short story, a play or a poem, it is based on experiences in your life and reactions to various incidents you have experienced. I have read many biographical tales written in the West. So I thought, why not write a

Gulzar, a prolific writer and a poet with three published volumes of verse, an anthology of short fiction and a dozen books for children, was born in Jhelum district. An eminent as well as popular director, Gulzar has received many awards.

Gurbachan Singh Bhullar, Born in 1937, was brought up in Bhatinda, Punjab. His interest in Punjabi literature grew because of his father who would read to his children everyday.
At the age of twenty, he started writing poetry, short stories and stories

Children Book Authors names starting with H

H Y Sharada Prasad was Information Advisor to the late prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi. He has translated Shivaram Karanth's novels from Kannada into English and also R K Narayan's Swami and Friends from English into Kannada.

H Y Sharada Prasad was Information Advisor to the late prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi. He is a highly respected translator, having translated Shivaram Karanth's novels from Kannada into English and also R K Narayan's Swami and Friends from English into Kann

Himanshi Shelat had her first collection of short stories, Antaral, published in 1987. It received the Gujarat Sahitya Parishad Award. She has written a number of short stories, two books for children, two novellas besides a monograph on surrealism and a

HUGH & COLLEEN GANTZER, India's most popular travel writers, contribute regularly to The Indian Express, the India Magazine and other popular journals, magazines and newspapers. The Gantzers have produced some highly acclaimed trade documentaries for Door

Children Book Authors names starting with I

Indira Ananthakrishnan, winner of national and state awards, has been writing short stories and plays for children for nearly two decades. An accomplished storyteller, she also translates from Tamil to English.

INDIRA MUKHERJEE, the translator of the story, has a degree in journalism and has also an MPhil in Political Science. She has been a lecturer at Nagpur University and at the Indira Gandhi National Open University. As a storyteller, she has reached out to

Ismat Chughtai holds a special position in Urdu literature. Never one to accept the old-fashioned ways of society, her writings express social truths in such a way that they cannot be ignored. Some of her well-known novels are Ziddi and Tedhi Lakeer.

Children Book Authors names starting with J

Jacquelin Singh has been writing and publishing books for children and adults for over thirty years. Dee Kay and the Laughing Nataraj was her first full-length novel for children. Other Dee Kay stories followed in Target, later brought out as a collection

Jai Ratan has been translating fiction for a long time from Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

JAYANT KAIKINI With four anthologies of stories and three volumes of poetry, Jayant is an established name in Kannada literature. He has won the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award thrice. Born in Gokarna, a coastal town in Karnataka, he is an MSc in Biochemi

Jaywant Dalvi's, One of the most respected writers of Marathi literature, oeuvre includes novels, plays and collections of stories. Many of his works have been translated into foreign and other Indian languages, and have been the subject of critical analy

JUG SURAIYA is best known for his satirical column in The Times of India, where currently he is a senior editor. He has also written extensively on travel, and in 1983 became the first Asian to win the Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award for travel

Children Book Authors names starting with K

K M SHERRIF has been a teacher at the Narmada College of Science in Baruch, Gujarat.

K RAGHAVENDRA RAO, the translator, has taught Political Science at various Indian universities. He translates both poetry and fiction from Kannada to English.

Kalyani Dutta, educated in Delhi and Leeds, UK, has been teaching English Literature at Indraprastha College in Delhi for more than three decades. She translates from Bangla into English and also writes articles on gender studies, culture and environment.

Kamakshiprasad Chattopadhyay (1917-1976) A well-known poet as also a fiction writer, both for children and adults, he was awarded the Bankim Gold Medal for his Bachelor's examinations. A representative for India at the Pen International at Venice in 1948,

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Kaveri Rasgoti has an MA in English from Fergusson College, Pune. She has taught in various schools. She worked at Katha for a short while and is now teaching in a school in Delhi.

Kaveri Rastogi and Madhavi Mahadevan are the translators of the story. Madhavi has been a copywriter and writes for children. Kaveri has been teaching English.

KAVERI RASTOGI has an MA in English from Fergusson College, Pune. She has taught in various schools. After a stint at Katha, she took up teaching at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi.

Kaveri Rastogi has an MA in English from Fergusson College, Pune. She has taught in various schools. She worked at Katha for a short while and is now teaching in a school in Delhi.

Keerti Ramachandra, a teacher by training, is now a translator and fiction editor.

Kishore Chatterjee has been a regular contributor to Target. His literary career began after Rosalind Wilson took a keen interest in his work. Besides a number of stories for children, he has also written four books of fantasy for children in BangIa. One

Kishore Chatterjee has been a regular contributor to Target. His literary career began after Rosalind Wilson took a keen interest in his work. Besides a number of stories for children, he has also written four books of fantasy for children in BangIa. One

Komilla Raote works with a publishing house in Delhi. This is her first book for children.

Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih writes in both Khasi and English. He has also translated many Khasi folk stories into English and vice versa. His poetry has been widely published and anthologized in two volumes, Moments (1992) and The Sieve (1992). He has also pu

Children Book Authors names starting with L

Lakshmi Holmström is a freelance writer and translator who studied at Madras and Oxford. She is the author of Indian Fiction in English: The Novels of R K Narayan, editor of The Inner Courtyard: Short Stories by Indian Women, translator and editor of Mau

Lila Majumdar comes from an eminent literary family of West Bengal. She is one of the pioneers in the field of children's literature, having written her first story, which was published in Sandesh, in 1922. A prolific writer of fiction and biography for c

Children Book Authors names starting with M

M MUKUNDAN says, While I was a young boy – and even now as I am about to enter the dusk of my life – the happiest moment for me is when I hear a story. As a little boy, sitting on the lap of my Mutthashi, I enjoyed her countless stories. When I grew u

M R Kapoor, a well-known children's writer, has nearly sixty books in Hindi to his credit. His latest publication is a collection of his favourite stories called Bal Katha Nidhi. Writing on every possible theme from fantasy, folktale, nature to even satir

Madhavi Mahadevan, an experienced copywriter, prefers writing, especially for children, and has had several short stories published in various children's magazines.

Madhavi S Mahadevan's past avatars include bookseller, advertising copywriter and also, associate editor with Katha. She has published several dozen short stories for children in magazines like Target, Children's World, Tinkle, Deccan Herald and in anthol

Madhurantakam Rajaram, a teacher by profession is also an eminent novelist and short story writer in Telugu. He has been honoured with several awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award.

Mahashweta Devi, A well-known Bengali writer, is also actively involved in social causes. After studying at Vishwabharti, Shantiniketan, and at Calcutta University, she started teaching. Her first novel Jhansir Rani was published in 1965. Her published w

Mahasweta Devi is one of the foremost writers in Bangla and is a social activist committed to the welfare of tribal communities. She wrote her first novel, Jhansir Rani, in 1956. She has been honoured with several prestigious awards like the Sahitya Akade

MAHASWETA DEVI is one of the leading writers in Bangla today. Born into an illustrious family that has contributed greatly to Bangla literature and art, she was made to read all the classics as a child. And this laid the foundation for her writing. Her fi

MAHASWETA DEVI wrote her first novel, Jhansir Rani in 1956. She works with tribal communities and edits the journal Bartika. She received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1979. "Bayen" has been adapted for the stage.

MAHUA BHATTACHARYA is a lecturer at Calcutta University, and a translator. She has translated the autobiography of the film maker, Joris Ivens, from French into Bangla.

Maitreyi Pushpa has an MA from Bundelkhand College, Jhansi, and has written several short stories on the rural environment.
MAITREYI PUSHPA says, The story probably began with the visit of the Block Pramukh of my village. I mentioned to him how please

Maitreyi Pushpa is known for breaking conventions, setting rules. She is the voice of Bundelkhand and its people — especially the women, strong-willed despite all attempts to suppress their individuality. She brings these women alive depicting the truth

Mala Marwah, a writer-illustrator, created a delightful comic strip for younger children called Beeta Baiju for Target. She has a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Baroda and has studied painting at the California College of Arts and Cra

MALATI MATHUR is a senior lecturer in English, with a PhD in Australian literature. She can translate from and into Tamil, Hindi and English. She has translated Tamil stories for the National Book Trust and some other magazines.

Mamang Dai is a journalist who has travelled extensively in India and abroad. She is a member of the North East Writers' Forum and has published a number of poems and short stories in various journals and magazines. Her popular works include Arunachal Pra

Manju Kak is a freelance journalist and writer. She has taught for several years and has been a broadcaster. She also designs and paints.
MANJU KAK says, It was the sight of fruits on a wayside cart that inspired this story. The fruits were fresh and i

Mannu Bhandari took up writing in 1952, the year she finished her MA from Banaras Hindu University. She is one of the foremost writers in Hindi today and many of her stories have been made into very successful films and television serials.
MANNU BHAND

Manoj Das is a prominent writer in Oriya and English. A deep humanistic note is noticed in all his works. He has many short story collections to his name, of which Katha 0 Kahani won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1972.

Manu Mahadevan has been a travel writer for over fifteen years with most of the leading English newspapers. He has written some enthralling serialized science fiction for Target. He is currently working with Tata Infosys in Noida.

Margaret Bhatty was born in Kumaon and educated in NainitaI. She graduated from Lucknow, where she taught creative writing courses in the College for Literature for Neo­literates. She writes stories and novels for young readers as well as for adults. In

MASTI VENKATESHA IYENGAR, the grand old man of Kannada literature, wrote under the pen-name Shrinivasa. He used prose, poetry and drama to express his world-view, but it is in the realm of the short story that he is the acknowledged master. Masti's mother

MAUNI, the writer, constantly tried to redefine the parameters of fiction, seeking newer forms to encapsulate his disturbing vision. Though his fictional world was rooted in reality, yet through the constant use of symbolic landscapes and motifs, Mauni su

Meena Kakodkar has won several prestigious awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award. She has two collections of short stories, Dongar Chanvalla and Sapan Fulam to her credit. She works in a bank.
MEENA KAKODKAR says, Sometimes we come across people w

MEENAKSHI SHARMA and RENUKA RAMACHANDRAN, the translators of this story, completed their post-graduation in English from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. Both have been awarded the 1993 Katha Award for Translation. Meenakshi has co-edited, along with Ge

Monisha Mukundan is a writer specially interested in children's books and has been one of the editors of Target magazine. She is the author of Shekar, Akbar­-Birbal Stories and several other books for older children. An editor with the award winning maga

Moti Nandy was a voracious reader, completing a book a day. He has written many novels and stories for teenagers about sports. A prolific writer in Bangla, Moti Nandy's works have been widely translated.
MOTI NANDY says, When I was eleven years old, d

Mridula Garg was born in 1938 and has a Master's degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. She has won the Maharaja Vir Singh Puraskar from the Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Parishad in 1975 and the Delhi Hindi Academy Sahityakar Samman in 1991. Sh

Mridula Nath Chakraborty teaches English and is interested in the 19th century world literature, traditional Indian recipes and Kishore Kumar memorabilia.

Mrinal has to her credit several collections of short stories as well as plays and novels. Editor of Saptahik Hindustan, she has had a distinguished career in journalism and the media. She lives in Delhi.

MRINAL PANDE says, This is probably the closest I have come to writing an autobiographical story. Until I wrote this, I hadn't quite realized how clear a child's perception of justice is. Both my sisters said they really liked the story.

Mukta Munjal was born in Ludhiana and went to Tara Hall, Shimla, at an early age. While at school, she became interested in reading, writing and music. She was able to turn her love of books and music into a profession by contributing reviews and stories

Children Book Authors names starting with N

N S JAGANNATHAN, was a teacher and a civil servant before becoming a full-time journalist. He has worked with several major newspapers and was Editor-in-Chief of the Financial Express and the Indian Express. Currently the editor of The Indian Review of Bo

Nadeem Ahmed has an MBA and is fluent in Urdu, Hindi and French.

Naiyer Masud is among the foremost contemporary Urdu short story writers in our country. His stories have been published in three volumes – Seemiya, Itr-e-Kafoor and Taus Chaman ki Maina. Recipient of the Presidential Certificate of Honour in 1997 for "

NAYANTARA SAHGAL says that in her childhood, songs, poems and stories focussed on the struggle against foreign rule. Her own family was deeply involved in the freedom movement. These memories are reflected in her story "Crucify Me."

Nayantara, the daughter of the eminent Vijayalakshmi Pandit, is a freelance journalist. She has written several novels, including Storm in Chandigarh, The Day in Shadow and Rich Like Us. She is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award. She lives in Dehrad

NEERADA SURESH is a poet. She has taught at the Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi.

Nima Manjrekar, also a wildlife biologist based in Mysore, has studied the endangered mountain goat, the ibex, in the cold high mountains of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. She has been involved in editing a book on mammals of South Asia, and in publishing gui

Nimret Handa has been writing and illustrating her own nature columns over many years. She also does travel writing, features and book reviews. At present, she is working on a couple of children's fiction books. Some of her works include Gardening in the

Children Book Authors names starting with O

O V Vijayan, A well-known Malayalam writer, first novel Khazakinte Itihasam is widely accepted as a powerful literary work. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991, for Guru Sagaram. In his short stories, he strongly condemns the crimes of those in

Children Book Authors names starting with P

PADMA HEJMADI has three collections of short stories published in India, USA and UK and a work of nonfiction, The Challenge of Indian Fiction in English. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker and The Saturday Evening Post, among others. P

Paro Anand, currently an editor with the National Centre for Children's Literature, writes for children on their problems in today's world as well as the environment and wildlife. She encourages reading habits, specially those of underprivileged children.

Partap Sharma has written four books for children, including this one. The others are Dog Detective Ranjha, Top Dog and The Little Master of the Elephant. His books are published and read in many countries. He also writes novels and plays and has directed

PAUL ZACHARIA says, This story comes from a Malayalam saying, The temple is not swallowed; only the wall has been bitten, referring to a situation where the climax is yet to be, a situation where a sceptical young man sees through the velichappadu's magic

Paul Zacharia, a winner of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 for his short stories and the Katha Award for Creative Fiction in 1993, now works with Asianet in Thiruvananthapuram.

Poile Sengupta has been writing for children for the last thirty years, her first book being The Exquisite Balance. Her Letter to You, under the pseudonym Perky, has been running without a break in every issue of Children's World since 1969. She has been

POORNA CHANDRA TEJASVI lives on his coffee estate in Karnataka. He is an eminent poet, playwright and fiction writer in Kannada. Two of his important short story collections are Huliyurina Sarahaddu and Abachoorina post-offisu. His works have been extensi

Prabhjot Kaur wrote and illustrated this book which won her the runner-up prize in the 10th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations. She is presently in England continuing her studies and working as an illustrator.

PRASENJIT RANJAN GUPTA graduated from IIM Calcutta and the Wharton School but turned away from working with management information systems to writing. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has been a student of comparative literature at the

Premchand was a renowned Hindi writer, who's real name was Dhanpat Rai. He was born in Lamhi, near Varanasi. After working as a teacher for some time, he worked as the Deputy Sub-Inspector of schools. However, after 1920, he devoted his time to editing Hi

PUDHUVAI RA RAJANI has completed his graduation in Economics. He published, Theevugalin Sandhippu, in 1994. His primary aim is to highlight the poverty that is such an integral part of our society, and to add a bit of humour to literary works since humour

Pudhuvai Rã Rajani has completed his graduation in Economics and a certificate course in hotel reception and is presently employed as Reception Supervisor in a large hotel in Vellore. His book Theevugalin Sandhippu was published in 1994. His primary aim

PUDUMAIPITTAN, which literally means one who runs after novelty, was the pen name of S Viruttachalam, the father of the Tamil short story. His stories depict the struggles of daily life and the evils of poverty, social problems and superstition. Pudumaip

Purna Chandra Tejasvi is one of the major writers of the Navya School but has since moved away from it. He is amongst the foremost litterateurs of Karnataka and is known as a poet, playwright and fiction writers. Huliyurina Sarahaddu and Abachoorina Post-

Children Book Authors names starting with R

R Krishnamurthy (1899-1954), popularly known as Kalki, is considered a pioneer of the historical novel in Tamil literature. He was born at Puttamangalam in Thanjavur district in an orthodox Brahmin family. Inspired by patriotic ideals, he left school to j

R S Sudarshanam is a retired teacher of English as well as a novelist, short story writer and literary critic. He has translated extensively from Telugu into English and English into Telugu.

Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861, into a wealthy land-owning family in East Bengal. One of the greatest writers of India, he carved a niche for himself in the areas of poetry, fine arts and music as well.
Using lucid language and a simple style, he

Rajindra Singh Bedi wrote in Urdu, Even though his mother-tongue was Punjabi. His stories have a rare truth and honesty. Though not many in number, his stories have a definite impact on the reader, and show his sensitive understanding of women. He receive

RAM SWAROOP KISAN writes in both Rajasthani and Hindi. His poems have been translated into Hindi and other languages. His collection of poems and stories in Hindi are Gaon ki Gali-Gali, and Bapu and Other Stories respectively. Many of his works have been

RAMA BARU is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Community Health and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Ramachandra Sharma, an educational psychologist by profession, is a distinguished poet, short story writer and translator. He has published a collection of poems in English and written poems, short stories, plays, essays and literary criticism in Kannada.

RAMACHANDRA SHARMA, an educational psychologist by profession, is one of the pioneers of the modernist Navya Movement in Kannada poetry. He has published a collection of poems in English and written poems, short stories, plays, essays and literary critici

Rashme Sehgal is a senior journalist with the Sunday Review of the Times of India from Delhi. She writes on a large number of social and developmental issues as well as art and culture. In addition to writing original stories for children, she has also tr

Reeta Dutta Gupta fell in love with the sheer beauty of the African wilderness while reading a book on it. Years later, destiny took her to the place she most wanted to visit. The stories that followed a memorable stay are set in the beautiful Luangwa Val

Rizio Yohannan Raj is a writer, poet and artist who lives in New Delhi.

Roberto Calasso is writer par excellence from Italy, author of evocative fables such as Ka and The Ruin of Kasch. His book The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony won France's Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger.

Rumi: Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, who is also called Mulana, was born in the eastern city of Balkh, one the four great cities of the Khorasan province in north-east Iran. The date of his birth is written as the 6th of Rabi al-Awal of 604 (H.Q), which in s

Children Book Authors names starting with S

S KRISHNAN, translator and journalist, is a regular contributor to many Indian and foreign journals. A book-reviewer and poet, he is a senior editor of Sruti, a Madras-based music and dance magazine.

Sadhana works as a consultant editor. This is her first book for children. Ragini is 10 years old. Besides drawing and painting, she likes music, reading, craft and puppetry.

Saibal Chakravarty started his literary career by translating stories by Arthur Conan Doyle and Jules Vernes into Bangla and then switching over to original writing in Bangla and English. He has published a novel, some short stories and a collection of rh

Santanu Phukan

Santanu Sinha Chaudhuri is interested in reading, travelling, photography, music and furniture designing. Translating Bangla fiction into English, for him, is more than a serious hobby. Besides The Mountain of the Moon, he has translated Shirshendu Mukhop

Sarang Dev Murthy, age 8, wrote this book with technical help from his father, Vasudev Murthy.

Satyajit Ray, a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, followed in the literary footsteps of his renowned father and grandfather. He established the Calcutta Film Society in 1947 while working as a designer and illustrator. His Apu trilogy - Pather Panchali Apara

Shampa Ghosh teaches English at SSM College in Ranchi.

Shanti Krishnaswamy

Sharada Nair has a PhD on Wallance Stevens from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Reader in the English Department of Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.

Shevlin Sebastian, has written three books for children, namely, The Mystery of the Midnight Incident, A Surprising Discovery and A Race to Win and Other Stories,. The first two books have sold over 5000 copies each. He is at present at work on his fourth

SHYAM MATHUR writes stories, poems, one-act plays and mathematic puzzles in Hindi for children. He works for Children's theatre. He also translates works in Rajasthani into English. His awards include two Sahitya Akademi awards for his translations of an

Sigrun Srivastava is a sculptor by profession. She has published over thirty picture books and children's story books. She has scripted for theatre, television and films, been a member of the Children's Film Society and is the founder member of the Forum

Srisrividhiya K or Srivi is a designer, writer and a visualizer. She holds a masters degree with distinction in Fine Arts from Stella Maris College and is currently working in Amber Valley Residential School, Chikmaglur, Karnataka. Srivi loves children an

Subhadra Sen Gupta, a popular writer of children's fiction, has written on the humorous, the serious, and the historical, where she delves into the romance and mystery of forgotten times and makes them come alive. She began her writing career with 1argetm

Sufiya Pathan has an MA in English from SNDT University, Mumbai. She is an active participant of the KATHA-SNDT Translation Programme.

Sugra Mehdi, One of the foremost Urdu writers of today, has always given importance to women's self-respect and courage. With the encouragement of her aunt Sahiba Abid Hussain, she began writing at the age of fifteen. Her first novel Pa Ba Jolan was publi

Sukani has written a number of sea stories many of which are based on real life experiences. The popular long short story, "Dhudakiyo Bann," is based on the tidal wave phenomenon. He died in 1958 at the age of sixty two.
SUKANI, meaning helmsman in G

SUNDARA RAMASWAMY writes poetry under the pseudonym Pasuvaih. Despite the fact that he received no formal education, he is equally adept in Tamil, Malayalam, English and Sanskrit. His collection of forty eight stories is titled Sundara Ramaswamy Sirukatha

Sunil Gangopadhyay was born in Faridpur, now in Bangladesh. He moved to Calcutta after the Partition, took up employment while in his teens and went on to obtain a Masters degree from Calcutta University. He began writing poetry in 1953 and his collection

Surendra Prakash is the pseudonym of Surendra Kumar Oberoi. Born in 1930 in Lyallpur, Pakistan, he migrated to Delhi after the Partition and made his living as a hawker, rickshaw puller, flower seller and travelling salesman. He won the Sahitya Akademi Aw

SUSAN VISWANATHAN is a sociologist with degrees from Miranda House, Delhi University and Jawahar Lal Nehru University. She has been a Fellow of Teen Murti, New Delhi and has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Swapna Dutta, currently one of the editors with the Limca Book of Records, has been writing for children for the last two decades in English, Hindi and Bangla in several newspapers and magazines including Target. Her Juneli series are about the escapades

Swayam Prakash was born in 1947 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has a number of short story collections to his name among which the best-known collections are Charchit Kahaniya, Aadmi Jaat Ka Aadmi, and Ayenge Ach

Children Book Authors names starting with T

T Bijoykumar Singh

Thingnam Anjulika Samom

Tim Parks, best known as writer and translator has written ten novels and three nonfiction accounts. His many translations from the Italian include Milan.

Children Book Authors names starting with U

U R Anantha Murthy is a doyen among writers in Kannada. A novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet and critic, he is the author of more than twenty books. He has received many honours in the course of a distinguished academic and literary career. Th

Children Book Authors names starting with V

Vaikom Muhammed Basheer (1910-1994) is one of the major influences on Malayalam literature. He introduced "continual" story and this stream of conciousness novel to malayalam. A versatile writer, he has written seventy five short stories, thirteen novels,

Vasudha Mane is a noted writer of short stories, essays, travelogues and memoirs in Marathi. Dhalo Govyatil Dhalo, published in 1964, is a collection of folk songs from Goa. Neelshail, published in 1974, is Vasudha Mane's translation of an Oriya novel. He

Vibha Kaul

VIDYA PAI is a freelance writer. She contributes articles and features to The Statesman, The Telegraph and other periodicals.

VIDYA PAI, the translator is a freelance writer. She contributes articles and features regularly to The Statesman, The Telegraph and other periodicals.

VISHNU NAGAR has to his credit four volumes of poetry, three collections of short fiction, two of satirical writings and one of essays. He has been a journalist for the last twenty five years and is at present associated with Navbharat Times.

Vyankatesh Madgulkar is a short story writer, novelist and essayist. He has also written a few plays and has adapted some western plays into the Indian context. His stories are deeply rooted in the soil of Mandesh and brim with genuine portraits of human

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Amanda Suutari

Anahita Taymourian is an Iranian graphic artist, painter and interior designer. This book won her the Runner Up Prize in the international search for excellence and innovation in illustrating and writing for children – the Katha Chitrakala Contest 2006.

Atanu Roy

Children Book Illustrators names starting with B

Bindia Thapar is a trained architect. She loves to illustrate and has been a designer and illustrator for various publishing houses. She is a visiting lecturer at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and is deeply committed to peace and env

Children Book Illustrators names starting with D

D Sharma

Children Book Illustrators names starting with E

Enrique Lara Robayo studied graphic design at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He loves to write and illustrate and works as a freelance illustrator and as a university teacher.

Children Book Illustrators names starting with F

Feeroozeh Golmohammadi has been painting and illustrating children's books for nearly two and a half decades. She is among the first Iranian women to have won international acclaim in art and is credited with ushering in the renaissance of Persian miniatu

Children Book Illustrators names starting with J

Jay

Jayashankar Prasad

Children Book Illustrators names starting with L

Ludmilla Chakrabarty

Luis Fernando García Guayara studied graphic design at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has always enjoyed playing with plasticine. After his degree, he started teaching claywork and origami to children in his art classes. He also works as a free

Children Book Illustrators names starting with M

Mario Kessler began to draw and paint while in school. He likes painting animals for children.

Maya Ramaswamy has brought together her two greatest passions: painting and wildlife. A creative artist with a talent for cartooning, she loves watching wildlife and visits the forests whenever she can get away from Bangalore where she lives. Her earlier

Moti Karan & Satya Narayan Lala Karna

Children Book Illustrators names starting with N

Neeta Gangopadhya: A post graduate from the College of Art, New Delhi, Neeta Gangopadhya has illustrated several books for children. She has represented India at the Biennial of Illustrations, Bratislava in 1995. Her illustrations are included in the book

Nimret Handa has been writing and illustrating her own nature columns over many years. She also does travel writing, features and book reviews. At present, she is working on a couple of children's fiction books. Some of her works include Gardening in the

Nityan Unnikrishnan

Children Book Illustrators names starting with P

Prabhjot Kaur wrote and illustrated this book which won her the runner-up prize in the 10th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations. She is presently in England continuing her studies and working as an illustrator.

Prashanta Kumar Nayak

Premola Ghose, Chief, Programme Division at IIC, New Delhi is a self-taught artist, painter and illustrator. She has held solo exhibitions and group shows in India and abroad and is a recipient of the Order of Civil Merit conferred on her by the King of S

Children Book Illustrators names starting with R

Ragini is 10 years old. Besides drawing and painting, she likes music, reading, craft and puppetry.

Rashin Kheiriyeh is an Illustrator of Iranian origin and the winner of the grand prize in the international search for excellence in illustrating and writing for children, the Katha Chitrakala Contest 2006.

Children Book Illustrators names starting with S

Sanjay Sundaram

Sarda Natarajan

Sonal Panse is a freelance artist and writer based in Nashik in Maharashtra. She does realistic, imaginative and abstract artwork in a variety of media, and has written several articles on a range of subjects. Her work has been featured in print and web p

Sonali Biswas is a freelance illustrator based in Delhi. She is the recipient of The Chitra Katha Award 2003 for Outstanding Illustrations for One Lonely Unicorn, a story-counting book published by Katha. She has also received the Runner-Up award from Nom

Srisrividhiya K or Srivi is a designer, writer and a visualizer. She holds a masters degree with distinction in Fine Arts from Stella Maris College and is currently working in Amber Valley Residential School, Chikmaglur, Karnataka. Srivi loves children an

Stephen Aitken has been writing and illustrating children's books for over 20 years. He is also a botanical illustrator and has served as the Managing Editor of Biodiversity: Journal of Life on Earth. He left his homeland Canada to come to India and live

Subba Ghose

Suddhasattwa Basu is a renowned illustrator, painter and maker of animation films for television. For The Song of a Scarecrow, a picture book written and illustrated by him, he won the Katha Chitrakala Award 2002 and received an honourable mention at the

Sujata Khana

Sujata Singh

Swapan Sarkar

Children Book Illustrators names starting with T

Taposhi is an illustrator and designer for children's books.

Children Book Illustrators names starting with U

Uma Krishnaswamy

Children Book Illustrators names starting with V

Vandana Bist has a degree in Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Art with specialization in illustration. Her artworks have been published in various children's magazines and books. Starting with her first book, A Ticket to Home and Other Stories, her wor

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