CFP: Encyclopedia of Indian Writing in English

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Prof Manju Jaidka
contact email: 


This goes out to scholars working in the field of Indian Writing in English.

You are invited to contribute articles for a forthcoming ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH to be published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.  This volume will focus on writers of fiction, poetry, drama, select literary works and non-fiction, from India (specifically, by writers of Indian origin writing in English). Translations will not be included. 

If you would like to contribute an entry for this reference work, please respond at the earliest, in any case, not later than 30 November 2021. 

The list of Authors and Titles to be included in the Encyclopedia is given below. You may choose to write on maximum four topics of your interest.  Please indicate a few choices since your first choice may have been already assigned to someone else. 

In the first half of December 2021, along with the confirmation of your assignment you will receive specific details regarding the format and the timeline. The deadline for submission of completed entries will be AUGUST 1, 2022.  This is a firm deadline. If you have the slightest doubt about delivering your work by this date, please do not commit to the project. 

(Please reply via email to: with a copy to )

In your email, please send the topics of your choice along with a brief bio (not more than 200 words) and a writing sample.

There will be a humble reward for your efforts: a complimentary copy of the encyclopedia when it is published. 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Manju Jaidka

Sr. Professor of English

Head, School of Liberal Arts

Shoolini University, HP, India





List of Authors

Abbas, Khwaja Ahmad  (1000 words)

Acharya, Shanta  (700 words)

Adiga, Arvind  (1250 words)

Alexander, Meena  (1250 words)

Ali, Agha Shahid  (1000 words)

Ali, Ahmed  (1000 words)

Anand, Mulk Raj  (2000 words)

Antony, Shinie  (700 words)

Ao, Temsula  (800 words)

Aurobindo, Sri  (1000 words)

Badami, Anita Rau  (1000 words)

Baldwin, Shauna Singh  (1250 words)

Banker, Ashok K.  (1250 words)

Basu, Kunal  (800 words)

Bhagat, Chetan  (1000 words)

Bhasin, Kamla   (1000 words)

Bhatt, Sujata  (800 words)

Bhattacharya, Bhabani  (1250 words)

Bond, Ruskin  (1500 words)

Brata, Sasthi  (800 words)

Butalia, Urvashi  (800 words)

Chandra, Vikram  (1250 words)

Chatterjee, Upamanyu  (1250 words)

Chattopadhyay, Harindranath  (1000 words)

Chaudhary, Amit  (1250 words)

Chaudhuri, Nirad C.  (1500 words)

Chowdhury, K.L.  (800 words)

Chowdhury, Siddharth  (1000 words)

Cowasji, Saros  (800 words)

Cunha, Nisha da  (800 words)

Currimbhoy, Asif  (800 words)

D’Silva, Neil (700 words)

Dai, Mamang  (1000 words)

Daruwala, Keki N.  (1250 words)

Das, Gurcharan  (800 words)

Das, Kamala  (1500 words)

Das, Manoj  (800 words)

Dasgupta, Rana   (1000 words)

Dasgupta, Sanjukta   (700 words)

Dattani, Mahesh  (1500 words)

David, Esther  (800 words)

Davidar, David  (1000 words)

Dawesar, Abha  (700 words)

De Souza, Eunice  (800 words)

Derozio, Henry Louis Vivian  (1000 words)

Desai, Anita  (1500 words)

Desai, Kiran  (1000 words)

Desani, G. V.  (1000 words)

Deshpande, Gauri  (800 words)

Deshpande, Shashi  (2000 words)

Dhar, Tej Nath   (700 words)

Dharker, Imtiaz  (800 words)

Dhondy, Farrukh  (800 words)

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee  (1500 words)

Doshi, Tishani  (700 words)

Dutt, Michael Madhusudan  (1000 words)

Dutt, Toru  (1000 words)

Dutta, Roby  (700 words)

Dyson, Ketaki Kushari  (700 words)

Ezekiel, Nissim  (1500 words)

Fraser, Bashabi  600 words) 

Furtado, Joseph  (700 words)

Ganesan, Indira  (700 words)

Ghose, Sudhin N.  (700 words)

Ghosh, Amitav  (1500 words)

Gidwani, Bhagwan S.  (800 words)

Gigoo, Siddhartha  (700 words)

Gokhale, Namita  (1000 words)

Gour, Neelam Saran  (800 words)

Guha, Ramachandra  (1000 words)

Gupta, Sunetra (700 words)

Hariharan, Githa (1500 words)

Hosain, Attia  (1000 words)

Hoskote, Ranjit  (800 words)

Isvaran, Manjeri  (700 words)

Iyenger, K. R. Srinivasa  (800 words)

Jaggi, Satyadev   (700 words)

Jaidka, Manju  (700 words)

Jain, Sunita  (800 words)

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer  (1250 words)

Joseph, Manu   (800 words)

Joseph, Zilka  (700 words)

Joshi, Arun  (1000 words)

Jung, Nizamat  (700 words)

Jussawala, Adil  (1000 words)

K., Srilata   (700 words)

Kak, Manju   (700 words)

Kala, Advaita  (800 words)

Kandasamy, Meena  (800 words)

Kannan, Lakshmi  (800 words)

Kapur, Manju  (1000 words)

Karnad, Girish  (1500 words)

Katyal, Akhil  (800 words)

Kesavan, Mukul  (800 words)

Khair, Tabish  (800 words)

Khare, Randhir  (700 words)

Kire, Easterine  (700 words)

Kishore, Usha  (700 words)

Kolatkar, Arun  (1000 words)

Krishnamurti, J.  (1250 words)

Kumar, Amitava  (1250 words)

Kumar, Shiv K.  (1250 words)

Kumar, Sukrita Paul  (800 words)

Lahiri, Jhumpa  (1250 words)

Lal, Malashri (700)

Lal, Purushotam   (800 words)

Lalwani, Nikita  (700 words)

Liddle, Madhulika  (700 words)

Mahapatra, Jayanta  (1250 words)

Malgonkar, Manohar  (1250 words)

Manral, Kiran  (700 words)

Markandaya, Kamala  (1250 words)

Mathai, Anna Sujata   (800 words)

Mehrotra, Arvind Krishan  (1000 words)

Mehta, Gita  (1000 words)

Mehta, Rama (800 words)

Mehta, Suketu  (800 words)

Mehta, Ved  (1000 words)

Mendonca, Kavita Ezekiel  (700 words)

Menezes, Armando  (700 words)

Menon, Ritu  (800 words)

Merchant, Hoshang  (700 words)

Mishra, Pankaj  (800 words)

Misra, Jaishree (800 words)

Mistry, Cyrus  (800 words)

Mistry, Rohinton  (1250 words)

Mohanty, Niranjan   (800 words)

Moraes, Dom  (1250 words)

Mukherjee, Siddhartha   (800 words)

Mukherjee, Bharati  (1500 words)

Mukherjee, Neel  (800 words)

Murty, Sudha  (1000 words)

Nagarkar, Kiran  (1000 words)

Nahal, Chaman (800 words)

Naidu, Sarojini   (1000 words)

Naipaul, V.S.  (2000 words)

Nair, Anita  (800 words)

Nair, Rukmini Bhaya    (800 words)

Namjoshi, Suniti  (800 words)

Nandy, Pritish  (800 words)

Narasimhan, Raji  (700 words)

Narayan, Kirin  (700 words)

Narayan, R. K.  (2000 words)

Padhi, Bibhu  (700 words)

Padmanabhan, Manjula   (700 words)

Pandita, Rahul  (700 words)

Pant, Meghna  (700 words)

Parameswaram, Uma  (800 words)

Pariat, Janice  (800 words)

Parthasarathy, R.  (1000 words)

Patel, Gieve  (800 words)

Pattanaik, Devdutt  (1250 words)

Peeradina, Saleem  (800 words)

Phukan, Mitra  (700 words)

Pillai, Manu  (700 words)

Pinto, Jerry  (800 words)

Prabhu, Manjiri  (700 words)

Rajan, Balachandra  (800 words)

Rajendran, Arjun  (700 words)

Ramakrishnan, E. V.   (700 words)

Ramanujan, A. K.  (1000 words)

Rao, Malathi  (700 words)

Rao, R. Raj  (700 words)

Rao, Raja   (2000 words)

Rao, Ranga  (1000 words)

Ray, Lila   (700 words)

Ray, Satyajit  (1250 words)

Ray, Shreela   (700 words)

Rao, Pedapudi Rama  (700 words)

Rayaparol, Srinivas  (700 words)

Roy, Anuradha  (700 words)

Roy, Arundhati  (1250 words)

Rushdie, Salman  (2000 words)

Sahgal, Nayantara  (1500 words)

Salim, Anees  (700 words)

Sanghi, Ashwin   (1000 words)

Sarabhai, Bharati  (700 words)

Sastri, Prema  (700 words)

Sealy, I. Allan  (1250 words)

Sen, Sudeep  (800 words)

Sengupta, Anindita  (700 words)

Sengupta, Poile  (700 words)

Sheshadri, Vijay  (700 words)

Seth, Vikram  (1250 words)

Sharma, Bulbul  (800 words)

Shourie, Arun (1000 words)

Sidhwa, Bapsi  (1500 words)

Singh, Khushwant  (2000 words)

Sinha, Indra  (700 words)

Subramaniam, Arundhathi  (800 words)

Sundaresan, Indu  (1000 words)

Suri, Manil  (800 words)

Tagore, Rabindranath  (1500 words)

Thakore, Anand (800 words)

Tharoor, Shashi  (1500 words)

Thayil, Jeet  (1000 words)

Tripathi, Amish  (1000 words)

Vaid, Krishna Baldev  (1000 words)

Vakil, Ardashir  (700 words)

Vanita, Ruth  (700 words)

Varma, Pavan   (1000 words)

Venkataramani, K.S. (800 words)

Venkateswaran, Pramila  (700 words)

Verma, Mona  (700 words)

Vijayan, O.V.  (1000 words)

Virani, Pinki  (700 words)

Waheed, Mirza  (700 words)





List of Works (750 words each)

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry

A House for Mr Biswas, V.S. Naipaul

A River Sutra, Gita Mehta

A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth

All About H Hatterr, G.V. Desani

An Atlas of Impossible Longing, Anuradha Roy

Arriving Shortly, K. Srilata

Azadi, Chaman Nahal

Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity,

Pavan K. Varma

Bookless in Baghdad and Other Writings About Reading, Shashi Tharoor

Book of Racheal byEsther David

Chasing the Rainbow: Growing Up in an Indian Village, Manoj Das

Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer, Cyrus Mistry

Clearing a Space: Reflections on India, Literature and Culture, Amit Chaudhuri

Collected Poems, 1952-1988, Nissim Ezekiel

Collected Poems, 1969-2014, Arvind Krishan Mehrotra

Collected Short Stories: Ruskin Bond

Cuckold, Kiran Nagarkar

Delhi, Khushwant Singh

Desirable Daughters: A Novel, Bharati Mukherjee

Difficult Daughters, Manju Kapur  

Disorderly Women, Malathi Rao

East into Upper East: Plain Tales from New York and New Delhi, Ruth

Prawer Jhabvala

Elephant Bathing, Anand Thakore

Em and the Big Hoom, Jerry Pinto

English August: An Indian Story, Upamanyu Chatterjee

Exquisite Cadavers, Meena Kandasamy

Feminist Fables, Suniti Namjoshi

Final Solutions and Other Plays, Mahesh Dattani

From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia, Pankaj Mishra

Gitanjali, Rabindranath Tagore

Heat and Dust, Ruth Prawer Jhabhwala.

I Dreamt a Horse Fell from the Sky, Adil Jussawalla

In the Convent of Little Flowers: Stories, Indu Sundaresan

In the Country of Deceit, Shashi Deshpande

Indian Mythology: Tales, Symbols, and Rituals from the Heart of The

Subcontinent, Devdutt Pattanaik

Imaginary Homelands, Salman Rushdie

Inside the Haveli, Rama Mehta

Kala Ghoda Poems, Arun Kolatkar

Kandan the Patriot, K.S. Venkataramani

Languages of Truth, Salman Rushdie

Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue: Delhi Poems, Akhil Katyal

Madras to Manhattan, Prema Sastri

Man of Glass, Tabish Khair

Nandanvan and Other Stories, Lakshmi Kannan

Once was Bombay, Pinki Virani

Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, Toru Dutt

Our Moon has Blood Clots, Rahul Pandita

Plans for Departure: a Novel, Nayantara Sahgal

Red Earth and Pouring Rain, Vikram Chandra

Requiem in Raga Janki, Neelum Saran Gour

Room in Our Hearts and Other Stories, K.L. Chowdhury

Rough Passage, R. Parthasarathy

Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol, Sri Aurobindo

Scandal Point, Manju Jaidka

Seahorse, Janice Pariat

Selected Poems: Dom Moraes

Selected Poems: Jayanta Mahapatra

Shadow from Ladakh, Bhabani Bhattacharya

Shame, Salman Rushdie

Small Days and Nights, Tishani Doshi

Solo, Rana Dasgupta

That Long Silence, Shashi Deshpande

The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Arundhati Roy

The Artist of Disappearance, Anita Desai

The Atlas of Lost Beliefs, Ranjit Hoskote

The Black Hill, Mamang Dai

The Book of Gold Leaves, Mirza Waheed

The Collected Poems, A.K. Ramanujan

The Collector’s Wife, Mitra Phukan

The Continent of Circe, Nirad C. Chaudhuri

The Devil’s Wind, Manohar Malgonkar

The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma, Gurcharan Das

The Forest of Enchantments, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Garden of Solitude, Siddhartha Gigoo

The Glassblower’s Breath, Sunetra Gupta

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

The Golden Gate, Vikram Seth

The Golden Honeycomb, Kamala Markandaya

The Great Indian Novel, Shashi Tharoor

The Guide, R. K. Narayan

The House of Blue Mangoes, David Davidar

The Imam and the Indian: Prose Pieces, Amitav Ghosh

The Lives of Others, Neel Mukherjee

The Thousand Faces of Night, Githa Hariharan

The Trotter-Nama, A Chronicle, I.Allan Sealy

The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai

The Island of Lost Girls, Manjula Padmanabhan

The Quiet of the Birds: Collected Stories: Nisha da Cunha

The Serpent and the Rope, Raja Rao

The Shadow Lines, Amitav Ghosh

The Sword and the Sickle, Mulk Raj Anand

The Tale of a Beleaguered Soldier, Tej Nath Dhar

The Twentieth Wife, Indu Sundaresan

The Unquiet Woods, Ramachandra Guha

The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems, Agha Shahid Ali

The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Trapfalls in the Sky: Poems, Shiv K. Kumar

Two Women, Bharati Sarabhai

Twilight in Delhi, Ahmed Ali