|Born||30 November 1944
Maitreyi Pushpa (मैत्रेयी पुष्पा) (born 30 November 1944), is a Hindi fiction writer. An eminent writer in Hindi, Maitreyi Pushpa has ten novels and seven short story collections to her credit She also writes prolifically for newspapers on current issues concerning women, and adopts a questioning, daring and challenging stance in her writings. She, as a writer is best known for her Chak, Alma Kabutari, Jhoola Nat and an autobiographical novel Kasturi Kundal Base.
Thus, she inherited the vitality of both the cultures and languages of Bundeli and Brij on which she has enviable command. She did her post graduation in Hindi from Bundelkhand College, Jhansi.
Maitreyi Pushpa has authored seven collections of short stories and ten novels besides writing regular column in weekly Rashtriya Sahara.
Since she is the only woman writer in Hindi who has chosen to write about rural India, her writing is a constant struggle against the feudal system which still prevails in Indian villages. Her protagonists are always fearless women upholding feminine dignity, who suffer and resist the male domination. No other woman writer in Hindi grapples with and depicts the rural politics and reality better than Maitreyi. She is bold and forthright. She is well known for her powerful idiomatic language and uninhibited treatment.
As the famous author, Rajendra Yadav says, Maitreyi Pushpa has released Hindi literature from the closed and suffocating atmosphere of cities into the open spaces of villages and fields, in a way that no Hindi writer has done before. She has given new definitions to both our bookish titles and language. After independence, Maitreyi's work would be the third name after Rangey Raghav and Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' which has burst into the skies of literature like a comet.
- Fighter ki Diary
- Samagr kahaniyan ab tak
- 10 Pratinidhi Kahaniyan
- Peyaari ka sapna
- Goma hansti hai
- Gunaah Begunaah
- Kahi Isuri Phaag
- Triya hath
- Betavaa behti rahi
- Jhoola Nut
- Alma Kabootri
- Gudiya bheetar gudiya
- Kasturi Kundal base
- "Vasumati ki chitthi", based on the story "Faisla"
- Khuli khidkiyaan
- Suno maalik suno
- Charcha hamara
- Tabdeel Nigahen
Awards and Facilitations
- SAARC Literary Award for outstanding writing 
- Sarojini Naidu Puruskar by the Hunger Project 
- Mahatma Gandhi Samman 
- Premchand Samman (Uttar Pradesh Sahitya Sansthan) for Idannammam 
- Premchand Samman,, Uttar Pradesh Sahitya Sansthan for "Betava behti rahi" 
- Agra University Gaurav Shri Award 
- Vanmaali Samman 
- Sudha Smriti Samman 
- Mangala Prasad Paritoshak 
- Kathakram Samman for Idannammam 
- Sahityakar Samman by Hindi Academy, Delhi 
- Vir Singh Ju Dev Puruskar (Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Sansthan) for Idannammam 
- Nanjanaguddu Tirumalamba Award (Shashwathi Sanstha, Bangalore) for Idannammam 
- Katha Puruskar for the story "Faisla" 
- Sahitya Kriti Samman by Hindi Academy [1991)
- "Publications by Maitreyi Pushpa". World Catalogue.
- "Author Profile of Maitreyi Pushpa". Women’s writing.
- "The making of a rebel". The Hindu.
- "Untold Story of a Rural Woman". In.Com.
- "Women Writers celebrate International Women’s Day". Indiaedunews.
- "Polls have no impact on the miseries of nomadic people". Outlook India.
- "FRom the eyes of eves". The Hindu.
- "Blood and guts". India Today.
- "SAARC Literary Awards". FoundationSAARCwriters.
- "Vanmali Samman for Maitreyi Pushpa". Webindia123.
- Works by or about Maitreyi Pushpa in libraries (WorldCat catalog)