Suniti Namjoshi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Suniti Namjoshi (born 1941) is an Indian writer and poet, many of whose works explore issues of gender and sexual orientation.[1] She has written several collections of fables, poetry and fantasy fiction. She has also written some children's fiction.


She was born in Mumbai. She has worked as an officer in the IAS.[2] She received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. from McGill University.[3] After lecturing at the University of Toronto, she settled in England, where she serves as a research fellow at Exeter University.[3] She is openly lesbian feminist.[3]

In 1996 Namjoshi began a project called Building Babel.[4] The book includes a chapter which is online and that anyone can add to.



  • Feminist Fables
  • Saint Suniti and the Dragon
  • Mothers of Maya Diip
  • Conversations with Cow
  • Blue Donkey Fables


  • From the Bedside book of Nightmares
  • Flesh and Paper (with Gillian Hanscombe)
  • Because of India:Poems and Fables
  • Look Medussa!
  • The Authentic Lie

Children's fiction[edit]

  • Aditi and the One-eyed Monkey
  • Aditi and the Thames Dragon
  • Aditi and the Marine Sage
  • Aditi and the Techno Sage
  • Aditi and her friends take on the Vesuvian Giant
  • Aditi and her friends meet Grendel
  • Aditi and her friends help the Budapest Changeling
  • Siril and The Spaceflower
  • Beautiful and the Cyberspace Runaway


  1. ^ Spinifex Press - CyberFeminism - Suniti Namjoshi
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b c 'Suniti Namjoshi (1941- )', Harveen Sachdeva Mann in South Asian Novelists in English: An A-to-z Guide, Jaina C. Sanga (ed.), Greenwood Press, 2003 [1]
  4. ^ Spinifex Press - BABEL BUILDING SITE

External links[edit]