Anjali Kajal

Born in 1978, Anjali Kajal is a short-story writer from Ludhiana, Punjab. Her stories have been published in various literary magazines and publications, including the renowned Hindi monthly magazine Hans, as well as Gyanodhay, Wagarth, Samkaleen Janmat, Rachna Samay and Waak.  In 2003, Kajal was honoured by Punjab Hindi Sahitya Academy, Jallandhar for her contribution to Hindi literature. In 2017, ‘Akbhaar’ was one of the 16 stories shortlisted for a prize in a story writing competition organized by Today’s Network news portal There is a growing interest in Kajal’s work in India. She is one of five writers selected to be a part of a special edition of Hans on Dalit Literature, by its editor Ajay Navaria.

Publications by Anjali Kajal

Ma is Scared

Ma is Scared is the long-overdue debut of Dalit writer Anjali Kajal in English, representing the best of her short fiction, written and published over the last twenty years.