Anna Sujatha Mathai

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Anna Sujatha Mathai
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Mathai in 2015

Anna Sujatha Mathai is a poet from India.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Mathai was born to Syrian Christian parents. She completed her B.A. (Honours) degree in English Language and Literature from Miranda College and postgraduate degree in Social Studies from the University of Edinburgh. She worked in this field in England for some years.


Mathai’s poems have been published in The Penguin Book of Contemporary Women Poets, In Their Own Voice, edited by Arlene R. K. Zide (1993), Contemporary Asian Poetry, Hong Kong and Singapore, edited by Agnes Lam (2014), Post-Independence Poetry by Indians in English, edited by Arundhathi Subramaniam (Sahitya Akademi).[3][4]

Her poems have been translated into some Indian and European languages.


Mathai has published five collections of poetry in English.

  • Crucifixions (1970) Writers Workshop, Calcutta
  • We the Unreconciled (1972) Writers Workshop, Calcutta
  • The Attic of Night (1991) Rupa &Co. New Delhi
  • Life - on my Side of the Street (2005) Sahitya Akademi. (Women Poets showcased for 50th Anniv. Of Sahitya Akademi.) Edited by Keki Daruwala.
  • Mothers Veena and Selected Poems (2013) Authorspress

Appearances in the following poetry Anthologies[edit]

  • Scaling Heights : An Anthology of Contemporary Indian English Poetry (2013) eds. by Dr. Gopal Lahiri and Dr.Kirti Sengupta and published by Authorspress, New Delhi[5]


  1. ^ "Walking in the dark". 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  2. ^ "Indian Poetry Anthology". 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  3. ^ "About Author". 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  4. ^ "Her Poems". 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  5. ^ "Scaling Heights: An Anthological Milestone of the Contemporary Indian English Writings" (PDF). Retrieved 5 September 2018.