Mridula Garg is one of the most widely read Hindi writers today. She has published 27 books in Hindi – novels, short story collections, plays and collections of essay – of which she has rendered three into English. She took her Masters in Economics in 1960 and taught economics in Delhi University for three years.
Her style of writing is unconventional, in the face and gripping. Her novels have won critical and popular acclaim for the audacity of their themes and the lyricism of their style. Her novels and stories have been translated into a number of Indian and foreign languages like German, Czech, Japanese and English.
She has been a columnist, writing on environment, women issues, child servitude and literature. She wrote a fortnightly column, Parivar in Ravivar magazine from Kolkata for 5 years between 1985-1990 and another column Kataksh (Satire) in India Today (Hindi) for 7 years, between 2003 and 2010. She is a recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award.