Indian women authors

How Sharmeen Hakim Gets To The ‘Other Side’ Of Every Story

In 2006, legal journalist Sharmeen Hakim was at her godmother’s house in Churchgate, Mumbai after a long day at school when she heard of the train blasts, which were orchestrated by the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (the ISI). Within six minutes, seven blasts rocked the city at seven railway stations, killing 189(…)


World Book Day: Write your way to success by Anjali Kirpalani

It seems like everyone’s writing a book today. Everywhere you look, there’s a celebrity waving his or her memoirs on your TV screen. And since Bollywood has such a significant influence on Indians, it’s a matter of time before every single person you know will start wielding the pen. If you dream of being an(…)


Four Contemporary Women Authors Writing Horror Flicks

When it comes to Indian authors who write horror books, we tend to ignore the genre altogether. But here are some Indian women authors who seek to change the way we think or read in India. These authors will leave you mortified with their spine-chilling stories.


The Writer and Her Writing Process: Just What Does It Take?

American author Annie Dillard had once said, “At its best, the sensation of writing is that of any unmerited grace. It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then — and only then — it is handed to you.” Sitting(…)


@WBF: Indian Women Writings & Idea Of Nationalism

The World Book Fair in Delhi is breaking its all-time record with more than 25% hike in footfall this year. What makes the fair special is its focus on women’s writing. This year’s theme, Manushi, is all about celebrating women authors from around the country, across generations. With books by women authors like Ismat Chugtai,(…)


Indian Women Authors, A Must Read From 2016

The content scene in India is exploding and every year the quality of material that writers produce and readers read increase. This was a great year for women writers. From newbie writers to veterans, from cookbooks to literary fiction, every author is able to find their audiences. Here’s a list of the women who made(…)


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