Award Name : Sahitya Akademi Award
Year of Award : 2013
Award for : Literature
Location : Kolkata, Bengal, India
Mridula Garg is an Indian writer who writes in Hindi and English languages. She has published 30 books in Hindi – novels, short story collections, plays and collections of essay – of which she has rendered three into English. Her published collection also owns a few English books of which a few are translations of her own works. She is a recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award. Mridula Garg is one of the most widely read Hindi writers today. She was born in 1938. She took her Masters in Economics in 1960 and took teaching as her profession. She has worked as a teacher in Delhi University for three years. Her novels have won critical and popular acclaim for their themes and the lyricism of their style. Her works have been translated to several languages including German, Czech, Japanese and English. Apart from being a versatile writer, she is a well-known columnist too. She writes on environment, women issues, child servitude and literature. She has been writing a satire Hindi column – Kataksh in India Today (Hindi) for the last 3 years.