She started her writing career immediately after finishing school and did campus reporting for youth magazines like Hi, Young People’s Newspaper, Junior Statesman and Youth Times. Over the last 30 odd years, she has done scripts for television documentaries, been involved in heritage conservation and contributed stories to national magazines and newspapers.
She is married to Kanwar Narayan Pratap Singh Jhala, Tana an ex-Army officer who is now working for a leading hotel group of India. Son Abhijit Singh Jhala is a management student.
In the late eighties, Dharmendar took to travel writing and was resident editor of Rajasthan Atithi for a year. She authored "Rajasthan", a coffee table book, besides writing several brochures on Rajasthan that won national awards. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Best Travel Writer (1993–94) from the Government of Rajasthan.
She lives and works out of Jaipur.
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