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Shobhan Bantwal's Biography

Member Info

May 2009

Shobhan Bantwal is an Indian-American fiction author. Her novels include The Dowry Bride, The Forbidden Daughter, and The Sari Shop Widow. She calls her writing "Bollywood in a Book," commercial fiction about India, women’s issues & socio-political topics, with romantic & cultural elements. Her articles & stories have appeared in The Writer, India Abroad, Little India, Desi Journal, New Woman, and India Currents. Her short fiction has won honors/awards in contests by Writer's Digest, New York Stories & New Woman magazines.

Upcoming Works

The Sari Shop Widow - Sept 2009 The Forbidden Daughter - Sept 2008 The Dowry Bride - Sept 2007 Dreams & Desires 3 - Feb 2009, The Unexpected Son - Aug 2010, The Full Moon Bride - Aug 2011, The Reluctant Matchmaker - July 2012


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Interests & Hobbies

Shobhan's hobbies include reading romances and mysteries, cooking spicy Indian food for  family and friends, cross stitch, and growing flowers.