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Mridula Garg


University of Delhi

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25 October 1938 Kolkata, West Bengal, India (

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Mridula Garg (born 1938) is an Indian writer who writes in Hindi and English languages. She has published 30 books in Hindi – novels, short story collections, plays and collections of essay – of which she has rendered three into English. She is a recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award.


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Mridula Garg (b. 1938) is one of the most widely read Hindi writers today. She has published 27 books in Hindi – novels, short story collections, plays and collections of essay – of which she has rendered three into English. She took her Masters in Economics in 1960 and taught economics in Delhi University for three years.

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Her style of writing is unconventional, in the face and gripping. Her novels have won critical and popular acclaim for the audacity of their themes and the lyricism of their style. Her novels and stories have been translated into a number of Indian and foreign languages like German, Czech, Japanese and English.

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She has been a columnist, writing on environment, women issues, child servitude and literature. She wrote a fortnightly column, Parivar in Ravivar magazine from Kolkata for 5 years between 1985-1990 and another column Kataksh (Satire) in India Today (Hindi) for 7 years, between 2003 and 2010.

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She was a research associate at the Center for South Asian Studies in the University of California-Berkeley, USA in April 1990. She has been invited to speak on Hindi literature and criticism, and discrimination against women, at Universities and conferences in erstwhile Yugoslavia (1988), the USA,(1990 and 1991)and was a delegate to Interlit-3, Germany(1993). She was invited to and Japan(2003), Italy (2011), Denmark and Russia(2012. She traveled widely and lectured and read from her works there. Her lectures, papers and stories are compiled in various international magazines there.


Mridula Garg

  • Priyanka Arora Sanman for Best book, Mumbai, (2014)
  • Sahityakar Sanman, by the Hindi Academy, Delhi, (1988)
  • Sahitya Bhushan, by the U.P. Hindi Sansthan (1999)
  • Hellman-Hammet Grant for Courageous Writing by the Human Rights Watch, New York (2001)
  • Honored for lifetime contribution to literature in the Vishwa Hindi Sammelan in Suriname in 2003.
  • Vyas Sanman, for an outstanding work of fiction in Hindi for Kathgulab (2004)
  • Goenka Vagdevi Sanman for Kathgulab (2003)
  • Uske Hisse ki Dhoop (novel) and Jadoo Ka Kaleen (Play) awarded by the M.P. Sahitya Parishad in 1975 and 1993 respectively.
  • Miljul Mann (novel) awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013
  • D. Litt. "Honoris Causa" from ITM University, Gwalior (2016)
  • References

    Mridula Garg Wikipedia