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Menka Shivdasani


Mumbai-based poet

Menka Shivdasani is the author of two collections of poetry, Nirvana at Ten Rupees, and Stet. She is also co-translator of Freedom and Fissures, an anthology of Sindhi Partition Poetry, published by the Sahitya Akademi. Menka’s work has been extensively represented in anthologies and literary magazines, both in India and elsewhere. Her poem, “An Atheist’s Confessions,” has been included in the University of Mumbai S.Y.B.A. English textbook, Indian Literature in English: An Anthology, published in 2012. She recently edited an anthology of Indian poetry for, a 16-year-old arts and literary website in the United States. She is also the editor of an anthology of women’s writing (forthcoming), being brought out by Sound and Picture Archives for Research on Women (SPARROW). Menka is the Mumbai coordinator of the global movement, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, and a founder member of Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators Association. In 1986, she had played a key role in founding the Poetry Circle in Mumbai.

Menka Shivdasani
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