Madhu Kamath Indian Writers
Madhu (Sinha) Kamath has been a prolific writer, writing mainly short stories in English.
Madhu was born in Delhi on 4 September, 1947 and lived there till 1993 when she moved to Hyderabad with her family.
About herself, she says, "I still treasure fond memories of studying in D.P.S. Mathura Road when it was in tents and later in Lady Irwin School. Did M.A. in English from Delhi University. Got married in 1973. Taught in Salwan Public School from Dec.'71 to April '75 till my elder daughter Sharayu was born. Started writing soon after my younger daughter Meghna was born. Between 1979 & 1981 about 25 of my short stories were published in various magazines. Stopped writing then to do my B.Ed & got a job soon after, in the school my children went to (Holy Child School, New Delhi). For various reasons, did not take up a job here (when we shifted to Hydrabad) & went back to writing. Somehow, rejection slips rarely found their way into my letter box & I was quite prolific till suddenly I found I just could not express myself anymore. Writing meant a lot to me since it kept me mentally active."
She has not written any new stories for the last few years. At Kalpana, we hope that she will find her creative muse once again. Here we present two of her stories and memoires.