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South Asian Women Writers

Talat Abbasi
(English fiction) Pakistan, US

Sohaila Abdulali
(English fiction) India

Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen
(English fiction) India

Usha Akella
(English poetry) India, US

Saher Alam
(English fiction) India, US

Meena Alexander
(English fiction & poetry) Sudan, India, US

Monica Ali
(English fiction) Bangladesh, UK

Samina Ali
(English fiction) India, US

Moniza Alvi
(English poetry) Pakistan, UK

Tahmima Anam
(English fiction) Bangladesh, UK

Lalithambika Antharjanam
(Malayalam fiction) India

Shinie Antony
(English fiction) India

Temsula Ao
(English poetry,fiction) India

Anjana Appachana
(English fiction) India, US

Jean Arasanayagam
(English poetry & fiction) Sri Lanka

Anita Rau Badami
(English fiction) India, Canada

Tulsi Badrinath
(English fiction) India

D. Devika Bai
(English fiction) India, Malaysia

Shauna Singh Baldwin
(English fiction & poetry) India, Canada, US

Shobhan Bantwal
(English fiction) India, US

Jahnavi Barua
(English fiction) India

Susham Bedi
(Hindi fiction) India, US

Sujata Bhatt
(English poetry) India Canada US Germany

Marina Budhos
(English fiction) Indo-Guyana, US

Meira Chand
(English fiction & plays) India, Japan, UK, Singapore

Debjani Chatterjee
(English fiction, & nonfiction) India, UK

Shoma A. Chatterji
(English fiction, & nonfiction, & journalism) India

Kunzang Choden
(English fiction) Bhutan

Ismat Chughtai
(Urdu fiction) India

Suneeta Peres da Costa
(English fiction) India, Australia

Maria Aurora Couto
(English nonfiction) India

Nandita da Cunha
(English fiction) India

Ramola D
(English poetry, & fiction) US

Gouri Dange
(English fiction) India

Kamala Das
(Malayalam & English poetry & fiction) India

Kavita Daswani
(English fiction) India, Hong Kong, US

Esther David
(English fiction) India

Abha Dawesar
(English fiction) India, US

Attiya Dawood
(Sindhi poetry) Pakistan

Shobha De
(English fiction & nonfiction & journalism) India

Anita Desai
(English fiction) Germany, India, US

Kiran Desai
(English fiction) India, US

Shashi Deshpande
(English fiction) India

Tara Deshpande
(English fiction & poetry) India

Eunice deSouza
(English poetry) India

Mahasweta Devi
(Bengali fiction) India

Gayatri Devi
(English biography) India

Namita Devidayal
(English biography) India

Imtiaz Dharker
(English poetry) India

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
(English fiction) India, US

Tehmina Durrani
(English fiction) Pakistan

Ketaki Kushari Dyson
(Bengali & English poetry & nonfiction & plays & fiction) India UK

Ru Freeman
(English fiction) Sri Lanka, US

Shama Futehally
(English fiction) India

Indira Ganesan
(Engilsh fiction) US

V.V. Ganeshananthan
(English fiction, & journalism) US

Feryal Ali Gauhar
(English fiction) Pakistan

Sagarika Ghose
(English fiction & journalism) India

Namita Gokhale
(English fiction & journalism) India

Yasmine Gooneratne
(English fiction) Sri Lanka, Australia

Sunetra Gupta
(English fiction) India, UK

Minal Hajratwala
(English nonfiction, & journalism) India, US

Baby Halder
(Bengali autobiography) India

Githa Hariharan
(English fiction) India

Asma Gull Hasan
(English nonfiction) US

Anjum Hasan
(English fiction, & poetry) India

Shadab Zeest Hashmi
(English poetry) Pakistan, US

Tanuja Desai Hidier
(English fiction) India, US

Attia Hosain
(English fiction) Pakistan, UK

Rokeya Sakawat Hossain
(Bengali & English fiction) India

Ameena Hussein
(English fiction) Sri Lanka

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
(English fiction) Sri Lanka, Australia

Qurratulain Hyder
(Urdu fiction) India

Zia Jaffrey
(English nonfiction) US

Ayesha Jalal
(English nonfiction) Pakistan, US

Tania James
(English fiction) US

Pramila Jayapal
(English nonfiction) India, Indonesia, Singapore, US

Radhika Jha
(English fiction & journalism) India

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(English fiction) Germany, India, US

Anjali Joseph
(English fiction, & journalism) India

Usha K.R.
(English fiction) India

S. Mitra Kalita
(English nonfiction & journalism) India, US

Soniah Kamal
(English fiction & nonfiction) Pakistan, UK, US

Ginu Kamani
(English fiction & nonfiction) India, US

Mira Kamdar
(English nonfiction) US

Manju Kapur
(English fiction) India

Sikeena Karmali
(English fiction) Kenya, Canada, US, Italy, Egypt, Uzbekistan

Suvimalee Karunaratna
(English fiction) Sri Lanka

Uzma Aslam Khan
(English fiction) Pakistan

Sorayya Khan
(English fiction) Pakistan, US

Bharti Kirchner
(English fiction) India, US

Madhu Kishwar
(Hindi & English nonfiction) India

Mridula Koshy
(English fiction) India

Anu Kumar
(English fiction) India

Jhumpa Lahiri
(English fiction) India, US

Nikita Lalwani
(English fiction) India, UK

Chandani Lokuge
(English fiction) Sri Lanka, Australia

Cauvery Madhavan
(English fiction) India, Ireland

Indira Mahindra
(English fiction) India

Gayatri Majumdar
(English poetry) India

Amulya Malladi
(English fiction) India, US, Denmark

Bhargavi C. Mandava
(English fiction) India, US

Latika Mangrulkar
(English fiction) India, US

Irshad Manji
(English nonfiction) Uganda, Canada

Kamala Markandaya
(English fiction) India, UK

Margaret Mascarenhas
(English fiction) India, US

Sujata Massey
(English fiction) India, US

Manorama Mathai
(English fiction) India, UK, Thailand, Australia

CK Meena
(English fiction) India

Ameena Meer
(English fiction & journalism) India, US

Gita Mehta
(English fiction) India

VK Mina
(English fiction) India, US

Jaishree Misra
(English fiction) India, UK

Mary Anne Mohanraj
(English fiction) Sri Lanka, US

Moni Mohsin
(English fiction, & nonfiction) Pakistan

Sunanda Mongia
(English poetry & nonfiction) India, Canada

Shani Mootoo
(English fiction) Trinidad, Ireland, Canada

Madhusree Mukerjee
(English nonfiction) India, US, Germany

Bharati Mukherjee
(English fiction) India, Canada, US

Suroopa Mukherjee
(English fiction) India

Dipika Mukherjee
(English fiction) India, Netherlands, SE Asia

Raman Mundair
(English poetry) India, UK

Sarojini Naidu
(English poetry) India

Panna Naik
(Gujarati poetry) India, US

Anita Nair
(English fiction & poetry) India

Meera Nair
(English fiction) India, US

Rukmini Bhaya Nair
(English poetry) India

Preethi Nair
(English fiction) India, UK

Suniti Namjoshi
(English poetry & fiction) India, Canada, UK

Maniza Naqvi
(English fiction) Pakistan, US

Tahira Naqvi
(Urdu & English fiction) Palistan, US

Kirin Narayan
(English fiction) India, US

Shobha Narayan
(English nonfiction) India, US, Singapore

Taslima Nasrin
(Bengali poetry & fiction & nonfiction) Bangladesh, France

Srividya Natarajan
(English fiction, & nonfiction) India, Canada

Aimee Nezhukumatathil
(English poetry) US

Asra Nomani
(English journalism & nonfiction) US

Manjula Padmanabhan
(English fiction & plays & nonfiction) India

Mrinal Pande
(Hindi & English fiction & plays & journalism) India

Ira Pande
(English journalism, & fiction) India

Uma Parameswaran
(English poetry & fiction) India, Canada

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi
(English fiction) Pakistan, US

Shyama Perera
(English fiction) UK

Lakshmi Persaud
(English fiction) Trinidad, UK

Meher Pestonji
(English fiction & journalism) India

Mitra Phukan
(English fiction, & journalism) India

Chandra Prasad
(English fiction, & nonfiction) India, US,

Amrita Pritam
(Punjabi & Hindi poetry) India

Anne Ranasinghe
(English poetry) Sri Lanka

Mani Rao
(English poetry) India, Hong Kong

Hima Raza
(English poetry) Pakistan, Australia

Bushra Rehman
(English poetry, & fiction) Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, US

Fehmida Riaz
(Urdu poetry) Pakistan

Karen Roberts
(English fiction) Sri Lanka, US

Diana Romany
(English fiction) India

Arundhati Roy
(English fiction & nonfiction) India

Nilanjana Roy
(English fiction,nonfiction) India

Anuradha Roy
(English fiction) India

Nayantara Sahgal
(English fiction & nonfiction) India

Sarojini Sahoo
(Oriya fiction) India

Jawahara Saidullah
(English journalism, & editing, & fiction) India

Lavanya Sankaran
(English fiction) India

Suman Sanzgiri
(Marathi biography) India

Sehba Sarwar
(English fiction) Pakistan, US

Krupabai Sattianadhan
(English nonfiction) India

Shanthi Sekaran
(English fiction) US

Nabaneeta Dev Sen
(Bengali & English fiction & nonfiction) India

Maureen Seneviratne
(English fiction) Sri Lanka

Leila Seth
(English nonfiction) India

Robbie Clipper Sethi
(English fiction) US

Parveen Shakir
(Urdu poetry) Pakistan

Kamila Shamsie
(English fiction) Pakistan, UK

Shivani
(Bengali, Hindi fiction) India

Bapsi Sidhwa
(English fiction) Pakistan, US

Jael Silliman
(English nonfiction) India, US

Sonia Singh
(English fiction) India, US

Sunny Singh
(English fiction & nonfiction) India

Jacqueline Singh
(English fiction) US, India

Mina Singh
(English fiction) India

Krishna Sobti
(Hindi fiction) India

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
(English fiction) India

Chandra Kiran Sonrexa
(Hindi fiction & plays) India

Atima Srivastava
(English fiction) India, UK

Arundhati Subramaniam
(English poetry) India

Sara Suleri
(English nonfiction) Pakistan, US

Indu Sundaresan
(English fiction) India, US

Kalpana Swaminathan
(English fiction) India

Meera Syal
(English plays & fiction) India, UK

Nalla Tan
(English poetry)

Manjushree Thapa
(English fiction & journalism) Nepal

Thrity Umrigar
(English nonfiction) India, US

Vaidehi
(Kannada fiction) India

Ruth Vanita
(English nonfiction) India

Neela Vaswani
(English fiction) India, US

Reetika Vazirani
(English poetry) India, US

Pramila Venkateswaran
(English poetry) India, US

Mahadevi Verma
(Hindi poetry & nonfiction) India

Pinki Virani
(English nonfiction & journalism) India

Susan Visvanathan
(English fiction) India

Punyakante Wijenaike
(English fiction) Sri Lanka

Manuka Wijesinghe
(English biography) Sri Lanka

Christine Wilson
(English fiction) Sri Lanka


Last updated 25 Feb 2014

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