(India) Born in Ahmedabad in 1956. She is a graduate of the Writers' Workshop, University of Iowa and now lives in Germany with her husband and daughter. Carcanet publish her first five collections, Brunizem (Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize, Commonwealth Poetry Prize, 1988), Monkey Shadows (Poetry Book Society Recommendation, 1991), The Stinking Rose (1995), Augatora (Poetry Book Society Recommendation, 2000) and A Colour for Solitude (2002). Her poems have been widely anthologised and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 1991 and the Italian Tratti Poetry Prize in 2000.