Githa Hariharan

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Githa Hariharan
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Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Occupation Writer

Githa Hariharan (born 1954) is an Indian author and editor based in New Delhi. Her first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1993.

Early life[edit]

Hariharan was born in Coimbatore and grew up in Bombay and Manila. She obtained a BA (in English) from Bombay University and a MA (in Communications) from Fairfield University.


Hariharan first worked in the Public Broadcasting System in New York and then with a publishing firm as an editor in India.[1] She currently works as a freelance editor.[2]

In her personal life, she, along with her husband, won the right to have the children named after her (instead of carrying the father's name); in this famous case argued by Indira Jaising, the Supreme Court agreed that the mother was also a "natural guardian" of the child.Template:AIR 1999, 2. SCC 228






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