Nirmala Govindarajan - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Nirmala Govindarajan is an author, journalist and social sector documentarian. She endeavours to build an equitable world through her writing. Her new novel Taboo (Picador India, Pan Macmillan India, December 2019) is inspired by under-aged girls who are kidnapped and trafficked, and has been shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize, 2020 and nominated for the Atta Galatta Bangalore Literature Festival Awards 2020. Her recent novel Hunger’s Daughters (Om Books International, December 2018) is born out of her experience of documenting in India’s rural heartland. Nirmala has authored The Community Catalyst, recommended reading for civil services aspirants (Sapna Book House, 2016), and co-authored Mind Blogs 1.0 (Write Wing Media, 2010). In 2014, Nirmala co-curated the debut Times Literary Carnival, Bangalore, and in 2016, debuted the Literary Lounge series at the British Council, Bangalore. Most recently, Nirmala has pioneered the Writer’s Yatra and Reader’s Yatra experiences in offbeat locations. Nirmala dabbles in theatre, plays the western classical piano and violin.