Deepti Menon

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Deepti Menon is an Indian author who lives in Thrissur, India. She is the author of Arms and the Woman[1][2] and Shadow in the Mirror.[1] Deepti was also the contributing author of Crossed and Knotted, which made it to the Limca Book of Records[3] and A Little Chorus of Love.[4]


Deepti Menon was born on 7 December 1961, in Pune, India, to Hindu parents. Her father was a lieutenant colonel in the Indian National Army, and her mother, Nalini Chandran, is an academician and founded and runs the Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School in Thrissur, Kerala. Deepti is married to Col. Gopinath Menon, and they live in Thrissur. She has a daughter, Priyanka Menon-Rao.


Deepti Menon began her career as an English teacher for students at middle and high schools.[1] Her work as an author and writer formally began after she wrote Deeparadhana, a compilation of poems, followed by Arms and the Woman in 2002, which was published by Rupa.[5] Later, in 2014, Deepti contributed to two anthologies, 21 Tales to Tell[6] and Chronicles of Urban Nomads,[7] besides writing for Mango Chutney,[8] as well. In 2015, Deepti Menon contributed to Defiant Dreams[9] and When they Spoke.[10] Deepti was also the contributing author of Crossed and Knotted, which made it to the Limca Book of Records.[3]


Deepti Menon is the author of the following books:

  • Arms and the Woman (2002)
  • Deeparadhana (2002)
  • 21 Tales to Tell (Contributing author, 2014)
  • Chronicles of Urban Nomads (Contributing author, 2014)
  • Mango Chutney (Contributing author, 2014)
  • Upper Cut (Contributing author, 2014)
  • Crossed and Knotted (Contributing author, 2015)
  • Defiant Dreams (Contributing author, 2015)
  • A Little Chorus of Love (Contributing author, 2015)
  • When they Spoke (Contributing author, 2016)
  • Shadow in the Mirror (2016)


  1. ^ a b c "Cocktail of emotions and themes". 16 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ Sunder, Gautam (25 August 2015). "Yummy mummies pen success stories". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "'Crossed & Knotted' by Readomania ENTERS Limca Book Of Records!". Zee News. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
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  5. ^ incrediblewomenofindia (19 April 2015). "DEEPTI MENON". Incredible Women Of India. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Telling Tales that are Short and Sweet". The New Indian Express. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  7. ^ Sripathi, Apoorva (13 October 2014). "Wandering, wondering..." The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  8. ^ Ravin, Renie. "Mango Chutney/'The Creation of Love' by Deepti Menon". Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas". The Indian Short Story in English. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  10. ^ eshachaks (30 April 2016). "When they Spoke – and How!!!". bookhippo. Retrieved 16 October 2016.