About Namita Gokhale
Namita Gokhale is the author of twenty-one books including eleven works of fiction, and editor of numerous anthologies. Her acclaimed debut novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, was published in 1984. Recent works of fiction include The Blind Matriarch, Jaipur Journals and Betrayed by Hope. She is also co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
She has been recognized both for her writing and her commitment to multilingual Indian literature and cross-cultural literary dialogue.
She was the Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters) awardee for 2021, and received the prestigious First Centenary National Award for Literature in 2017.