June 4, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“For me, writing and publishing books was almost a family business!”- Himani Dalmia (Indian Author)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Indian author Himani Dalmia as a part of the South Asian Women Writers Feature.

For the whole of March, we will be featuring South Asian Women Writers on Kitaab for the whole of March. You can read the editor’s note to know more about this.

Today, we are featuring Indian author Himani Dalmia. She is an Australian-Certified Infant and Child Sleep Specialist and co-founder of the support group, Gentle Baby Sleep India. She is a Leader of the La Leche League, the largest non-profit for breastfeeding awareness globally. Her first book, a bestselling and critically acclaimed novel titled Life Is Perfect, was published in 2009.

Formerly a member of the Times of India Edit Page team, she has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines and journals. A children’s picture book by her is currently under publication by HarperCollins India. Himani graduated with honours in English from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and holds a master’s degree in South Asian Literature from the University of Oxford. She lives in New Delhi with her husband Akash and two little girls, Devika and Yamini.

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