NAMITA GOKHALE

WRITER, PUBLISHER & FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and festival director. She is the author of 16 works of fiction and non-fiction. Her acclaimed debut novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, was published in 1984. The recent Things to Leave Behind, the third in her Himalayan trilogy , has been described as her most ambitious novel yet. Other books include, A Himalayan Love StoryThe Book of ShadowsShakuntala: the Play of MemoryThe Book of ShivaIn Search of Sita and the edited anthology Himalaya. Her latest work of fiction, Lost in Time, Ghatotkacha and the Game of Illusions, is a novel for young readers. The Himalayan Arc – East of South East, an anthology of writings on the eastern Himalayas, will be released in January 2018. She is also one of the founder directors of Yatra Books, a publishing house specialising in translation.

Gokhale is a founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and Mountain Echoes, the Bhutan Literature Festival and director of Yatra Books, a publishing house specialising in translation.

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