Mridula Garg

Equally proficient in Hindi and English, Mridula Garg has written in almost every genre: eight novels, four plays, four collections of essays, a memoir, a travel account and ninety short stories. Her short novel, Vasu ka Kutum, was published in 2016. Among other awards, Kathgulab was awarded the Vyas Samman in 2004 and Miljul Mann, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013. She received the Hellman-Hammet Grant from The Human Rights Watch, New York in 2001. Four of her novels, Chittacobra, Anitya, Kathgulab and Main Aur Main, have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. Kathgulab is available as Country of Goodbyes in English, Japanese, Marathi and Malayalam; Anitya as Anitya: Halfway to Nowhere in English and Marathi; Main aur Main in Marathi; and Chittacobra in English, German and Russian. Her short story collection is entitled Daffodils on Fire in English. Her Hindi and English essays have been published by leading Indian and foreign magazines. She has done a fair amount of discursive and creative writing in English, published in reputed journals in the USA, Japan and India, and admired for their insight about social, historical and literary issues. She has travelled extensively in Europe, Japan and the USA, by invitation from universities or literary and cultural forums to lecture and read from her works. She was the keynote speaker at the UN Colloquium for Women at IOWA and a Research Associate at UC Berkeley, USA in 1990.

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