Namita Gokhale(2023)

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 and the play-script Betrayed By Hope. The edited anthology Mystics and Sceptics - Searching Himalayan Masters was published in 2023. Gokhale is co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. She has been recognised both for her writing and her commitment to multilingual Indian literature and cross-cultural literary dialogue. She received the prestigious First Centenary National Award for Literature in 2017, and was a Sahitya Akademi awardee for 2021. She has recently been honoured with the Nilimarani Sahitya Samman 2023.