Geetanjali Shree

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Geetanjali Shree गीताजंली क्ष्री (She was known as Geentanjali Pandey, and she took her mother's first name Shree as her last name ) (born 1957) is a Hindi novelist and short story writer based in New Delhi, India. She is the author of several short stories and three novels. Mai was short listed for the Crossword Book Award in 2001. excerpts from Mai - Outlook India She has also written a critical work on Premchand.

Personal life

Geetanjali was brought up in various towns of Uttar Pradesh, as her father was a Civil Servant. She claims that it is this upbringing in UP, along with the lack of children's books in English that gave her a rich connection to Hindi.


Her first story, Bel Patra (1987) was published in the literary magazine Hans and was followed by a collection of short stories Anugoonj (1991)

The English translation of her novel Mai catapulted her into fame. The novel is about three generations of women and the men around them, in a North Indian middle class family. Mai is translated into Serbian, Korean and German. It has been also translated into Urdu by Bashir Unwan with preface by Intizar Hussain <ref name="outlook1"...
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