Nayantara Sahgal

Nayantara Sahgal is the author of nine novels and six non-fiction works including the autobiography Prison and Chocolate Cake. Her novels have reflected India’s political life since Independence, from its high idealism to its present crisis of credibility. She has received the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Sinclair Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Eurasia). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has held Fellowships in the United States at the Bunting Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars as well as the National Humanities Centre.