Menka Shivdasani, a Mumbai-based writer, has four collections of poetry, her most recent
being Frazil (1980 - 2017). She is co-translator of Freedom and Fissures (Sahitya Akademi),
an anthology of Sindhi Partition Poetry, and editor of an anthology of women’s writing,
brought out by Sound and Picture Archives for Research on Women (SPARROW). She has
also edited two anthologies of contemporary Indian English poetry for the American e-
zine, www.bigbridge.org. A widely published poet, her work has been represented in the
SYBA English Literature textbook of University of Mumbai. Menka has received the
inaugural WE Eunice de Souza Award 2020, Ethos Literary Award 2019, and a
Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize Certificate for ‘excellent contribution to literature’. In
1986, she co-founded Poetry Circle in Mumbai.
Her work as a journalist includes 18 books, as co-author/ editor with Raju Kane, three of
which were launched by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.