Shikha Malaviya is a poet & writer, born in the U.K. and raised in Minnesota and India. Her book, Geography of Tongues, was launched in December 2013, in India, and featured in The Times of India Literary Carnival, Lit.mus & other festivals. Shikha is founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Project, an archive of modern Indian poetry and a co-founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, a literary press. Shikha’s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and published in journals such as Prairie Schooner  & Drunken Boat. She is deeply involved in the poetry community through events/initiatives such as: organizing ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change—Bangalore’, in 2012 and 2013; co-founding ‘Poetry in Public India,’ a movement to bring powerful verse by Indian women to public places across India; giving a TEDx talk on ‘Poetry in Daily Life’ at TEDx Golf Links Park, Bangalore, 2013. Shikha graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in liberal studies, creative writing and mass communications. She calls both the San Francisco Bay area & Bangalore, India, home.


Shikha (Saklani) Malaviya is a poet, writer & publisher, born in the U.K. and raised in Minnesota and India. Her family originally hails from Uttarakhand. Her book of historical persona poetry, Anandibai Joshee: A Life in Poems is forthcoming from HarperCollins India, in July 2023. Shikha’s previous book of poems, Geography of Tongues, was launched … Continue reading BIO


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