Nirmala Govindarajan - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Nirmala Govindarajan is an author, social sector documentarian, journalist, yoga teacher, travel writer, and pioneer of the Writer’s Yatra and Reader’s Yatra experiences in offbeat locations. She travels extensively on work, and for the love of being everywhere. Her novels are inspired by people in the hinterlands, and her latest work Taboo (Picador, 2019), has been nominated for The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize, Atta Galatta Bangalore Literature Festival Awards, and JK Paper Women AutHer Awards. Her novel Hunger’s Daughters (Om Books International, 2018) is born out of her experience of documenting in the heartlands of Orissa and Jharkhand. Nirmala has authored The Community Catalyst, recommended reading for civil services aspirants (Sapna Book House, 2016), and Man in the Mirror (Sapna Book House, Upcoming). She has conceptualised 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, conceptualised and curated the Literary Lounge and Know Your Classics experiences for the British Council, Bangalore. Nirmala dabbles in theatre and art, plays the western classical piano and violin.