Meet June’s Woman Warrior Writer Kavita A. Jindal.Kavita A. Jindal is an award-winning poet, novelist and essayist. Her work appears in anthologies and literary journals worldwide and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Zee TV and European radio stations. Selected poems have been translated into Arabic, German, Punjabi, Spanish, Romanian and Ukrainian. Her novel Manual For A Decent Life won the Brighthorse Prize and the Eastern Eye Award for Literature. She has published two poetry collections to critical acclaim: Patina and Raincheck Renewed.
You can read more about her books or contact Kavita on her website: www.kavitajindal.com
How did you come to author your life?
I feel like I have been a warrior and a writer all my life, and the former definitely derives from being female and unconventional. My writing is based on observations I’ve made in my life across work spaces, cultures and countries. I’ve woven these observations and research into my stories and poems, at times drawing from my own experiences. I can honestly say that if I had a game plan it usually got stymied, but along the way I must’ve imbibed two simple mottos: ‘keep on keeping on’ and ‘stay true to yourself’. This has worked for me.
Read Jindal’s novel: MANUAL FOR A DECENT LIFE — I highly recommend it!