PILF Speakers 2017

Menka Shivdasani

Menka Shivdasani, a Mumbai-based writer, has three collections of poetry—Nirvana at Ten Rupees, Stet and Safe House. She has edited an anthology of women’s writing for SPARROW, and two anthologies of contemporary Indian poetry for the American e-zine, www.bigbridge.org. She is co-translator of Freedom and Fissures, an anthology of Sindhi Partition poetry (Sahitya Akademi). Menka has been published widely, both in India and elsewhere, and her work is represented in Indian Literature in English: An Anthology, the Second-Year Bachelor of Arts degree textbook of Mumbai University. In 1986, she co-founded Poetry Circle in Mumbai. Her work as a journalist includes thirteen books as co-author/ editor, three of which were released by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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