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Namita Gokhale

Writer and publisher Namita Gokhale has written twelve books including several works of fiction. Her first novel, ‘Paro: Dreams of Passion’, which created a furor with its candid sexual humor celebrates its thirteenth anniversary edition in 2014. Other novels include ‘A Himalayan Love Story’, ‘The Book of Shadows’, ‘Shakuntala: The Play of the Memory’,and ‘Priya’, a recent sequel to Paro.
Gokhale has worked extensively with Indian myth. She has written ‘The Book of Shiva’ and retold the Mahabharata for young readers. She also co-edited the landmark anthology, ‘In Search of Sita: Revisiting Mythology’.
An edited anthology ‘Travelling In, Travelling Out’ will be launched this January.
One of the founders and a co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and of ‘Mountain Echoes’, the annual Bhutan Festival, Gokhale is committed to showcasing literature from across the Indian languages. She currently curates ‘Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond’, a multilingual book show on Doordarshan.

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