Chitra Mudgal

Chitra Mudgal

Biography

The first Indian woman to receive the Vyas Samman for her novel Aavaan, Chitra Mudgal is hailed as one of the greatest literary works in Hindi. Aavaan, which has received worldwide acclaim, portrays the lives and times during the Trade Union Movement led by Datta Samant when 300,000 workers in the Mumbai Textile Industry went on a year long strike triggering the collapse of the city’s trademark industry. Aavaan has been unanimously acknowledged as a masterpiece of literary work and a classic in Hindi literature. Mudgal completed her MA in Hindi literature from the SNDT Women’s University and married Awadh Narain Mudgal, former Editor of ‘Sarika’. She was awarded India’s highest literary award, the Sahitya Amademi, for her novel Post Box No. 203, Naalasopara. She also received the Indu Sharma International Katha Samman for Aavaan. (137)