Kavery Nambisan

Kavery NAMBISAN (fiction writer, nonfiction; India) has worked as a surgeon in rural areas throughout India. She currently runs a medical centre for workers in Maharashtra, and a Learning Centre for their children. She has authored five novels, most recently The Hills of Angheri, 2005, and several children’s books. Among her honors is a UNICEF-CBT Award for her children’s novel, Once Upon a Forest. She also writes on healthcare issues for Indian press. 

Kavery is one of the nine original Silk Routes: Heritage, Trade, Practice project participants who met in the Maldives in the spring of 2014 to discuss shared heritages and writing traditions. Kavery is currently conducting a Silk Routes mini-grant with Sridala Swami entitled, "Humanising Medicine. Though Past and Present."