|Born||25 October 1938|
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Genres||Short Story, Novel|
|Notable awards||Sahitya Akademi Award (2013)|
Mridula Garg (born 25 October 1938) is an Indian writer who writes in Hindi and English languages. She has published 30 books in Hindi – novels, short story collections, plays and collections of essay – of which she has rendered three into English. She is a recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award.
Mridula Garg (b. 1938) is one of the most widely read Hindi writers today. She has published 27 books in Hindi – novels, short story collections, plays and collections of essay – of which she has rendered three into English. She took her Masters in Economics in 1960 and taught economics in Delhi University for three years.
Her style of writing is unconventional, in the face and gripping. Her novels have won critical and popular acclaim for the audacity of their themes and the lyricism of their style. Her novels and stories have been translated into a number of Indian and foreign languages like German, Czech, Japanese and English.
She has been a columnist, writing on environment, women issues, child servitude and literature. She wrote a fortnightly column, Parivar in Ravivar magazine from Kolkata for 5 years between 1985-1990 and another column Kataksh (Satire) in India Today (Hindi) for 7 years, between 2003 and 2010.
She was a research associate at the Center for South Asian Studies in the University of California-Berkeley, USA in April 1990. She has been invited to speak on Hindi literature and criticism, and discrimination against women, at Universities and conferences in erstwhile Yugoslavia (1988), the USA,(1990 and 1991)and was a delegate to Interlit-3, Germany(1993). She was invited to and Japan(2003), Italy (2011), Denmark and Russia(2012). She traveled widely and lectured and read from her works there. Her lectures, papers and stories are compiled in various international magazines there.
- Uske Hisse Ki Dhoop (Novel, 1975)
- Vanshaj (Novel, 1976)
- Chittacobra (Novel, 1979)
- Anitya (Novel, 1980)
- Main Aur Main (Novel, 1984)
- Kath Gulab (Novel, 1996)
- Miljul Mann (novel 2010)
- Vasu ka Kutum (Long story 2016)
- Kitni Qaiden (Short Stories, 1975)
- Tukra-Tukra Aadmi (Short Stories, 1976)
- Daffodil Jal Rahein Hain (Short Stories, 1978)
- Glacier Se (Short Stories, 1980)
- Urf Sam (Short Stories, 1986)
- Shahar Ke Naam (Short Stories, 1990)
- Charchit Kahanaian (Short Stories, 1993)
- Samagam (Short Stories, 1996)
- Mere Desh Ki Mitti, Aha (Short Stories, 2001)
- Sangati-Visangti (in 2 Vol.) (Short Stories, 2004)
- Joote ka Jodh Gobhi ka Todh (Short Stories, 2006)
- Ek Aur Ajnabi (Play, 1978)
- Jadoo Ka Kaleen (Play, 1993)
- Teen Qaiden (Plays, 1995)
- Saam Daam Dand Bhed (Play for children, 2003)
- Rang-Dhang (Essays, 1995)
- Chukte Nahin Sawaal (Essays, 1999)
- Kuchh Atke Kuchh Bhatke (Yatra Samsaran, Essays, 1996)
- Kar Lenge Sab Hazam (Satirical Essays)
- Miljul Mann (Novel,2009)
- Kriti Aur Kritikar(essays, 2013)
- Mere sang ki auratein(short story,2013)
- Kriti men Stree patr (critical essays,2010)
- Chittacobra (Novel, translated from Hindi, Chittacobra, 1999)
- A Touch of Sun (Novel, translated from Hindi, Uske Hisse Ki Dhoop, 1978)
- Country of Goodbyes (Novel, translated from Hindi, Kathgulab, 2003)
- Daffodils on Fire (Short Stories, 1990)
- Anitya Halfway to Nowhere (novel, translated from Hindi, Anitya 2010)
- The Last Email (novel originally in English, 2017)
- Anitya translated into Marathi from Anitya(Hindi) 2014
- Kathgulab translated into Marathi (2008) and Marathi (2010)
- Main Aur Main translated into Marathi ( 2016)
- Miljul Mann translated into Urdu(2016) and Punjabi( 2017)
- Sahityakar Sanman, by the Hindi Academy, Delhi, (1988)
- Sahitya Bhushan, by the U.P. Hindi Sansthan (1999)
- Hellman-Hammet Grant for Courageous Writing by the Human Rights Watch, New York (2001)
- Honored for lifetime contribution to literature in the Vishwa Hindi Sammelan in Suriname in 2003.
- Vyas Sanman, for an outstanding work of fiction in Hindi for Kathgulab (2004)
- Uske Hisse ki Dhoop (novel) and Jadoo Ka Kaleen (Play) awarded by the M.P. Sahitya Parishad in 1975 and 1993 respectively.
- Miljul Mann (novel) awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013
- Ram Manohar Lohia Samman from U.P Hindi Sansthan (2016)