Maya Jayapal

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Maya Jayapal
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Born1941 (age 82–83)
Chennai, India
EducationMasters degree in English Language and Literature
Alma mater
  • Mount Carmel College
  • Presidency College
  • Writer
  • Columnist
  • Teacher
Spouse(s)Jayapal Menon
ChildrenPramila Jayapal (daughter)

Maya Jayapal is a writer, columnist, and teacher from India.[1][2][3] Her daughter, Pramila Jayapal, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.[4] She moved from Madras (Chennai) to Bangalore (Bengaluru).[5]

She graduated from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore.[2]

Her husband Jayapal Menon worked in the oil industry. The family spent time living in Jakarta, Indonesia. The family also lived in Singapore. Her elder daughter is a lawyer in Portland.[6] Since 1993, Maya Jayapal has lived in Bengaluru.[7]


  • Bangalore: Roots and Beyond (2014)
  • Bangalore: The story of a city[8][9][10] (1997)
  • Old Jakarta (1993)
  • Old Singapore (1992)[11]

In the media


  1. Datta, Sravasti (July 2, 2014). "The real Bangalore". The Hindu – via
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bangalore First » Nri's / Pio's".
  4. Sparling, Zane. "Susheela Jayapal: New politico settles in on county board".
  5. Shekhar, Divya (November 25, 2016). "Author Maya Jayapal feels a graciousness about Bengaluru that is not found elsewhere". The Economic Times.
  6. "Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's parents: 'She's interested in social justice'". Firstpost.
  7. "maya jayapal: Writer Maya Jayapal wants to be at daughter's swearing-in ceremony | Bengaluru News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. Lim, Richard (May 1, 2013). The Rough Guide to Singapore. Rough Guides UK. ISBN 9781409330073 – via Google Books.
  9. Nagendra, Harini (July 7, 2016). Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199089680 – via Google Books.
  10. "Indian Review of Books". Acme Books Pvt. Limited. May 16, 1998 – via Google Books.
  11. Atiyah, Jeremy (May 16, 2002). Southeast Asia. Rough Guides. ISBN 9781858288932 – via Google Books.

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