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Mrinal Pande is the daughter of the well-known Hindi writer Shivani. She was born in 1946 in Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh. She studied in Nainital and at Allahabad University,
and has studied English and Sanskrit literature, ancient Indian
history, archeology, classical music and the visual arts (at the
Corcoran in Washington DC).
Her first story was published in the Hindi weekly Dharmyug, at the
age of 21. She has continued to write since then, from short stories
to novels and drama. She has also been a columnist, broadcaster
and television presenter. She was the editor of the popular women's
magazine Vama from 1984-87. She is the executive editor of the Hindi
daily Hindustan. She writes in both Hindi and English.
She has spent several years on the National
Commission for Self-Employed Women, inquiring into the conditions for
rag-pickers, vegetable sellers and domestic help.
- About Mrinal Pande
book description of Devi -- Tales of the Goddess
- Writing available online
- Bibbo, a
short story in Little Magazine.
also in Little Magazine.
a World out of joint. Political commentary, Financial Express
- Neo-rich of
the 21st century. Social commentary, The Hindu, August 2000.
price for life. On sex-determination tests. The Hindu, Feb 2002.
nurseries of politics. On women in grassroots politics.
- Devi -- Tales of the Goddess in our time
- Stories of strong,
- Daughter's Daughter
Penguin Books. (1993)
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- That Which Ram Hath Ordained
Seagull Books (1993)
- A clever,
ironical novel that comments on the relationship between the
and the poor.
- The subject is woman
Sanchar Publishing House, New Delhi. (1991)
- My Own Witness
- An irreverent look behind
the facade of news reporting.
South Asian Women authors