Nirmala Govindarajan

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  • B.A. (Sociology)
  • M.A. (Literature)
Alma materUniversity of Madras
  • Writer
  • Theatre actor
  • Activist
  • Journalist

Nirmala Govindarajan is an Indian writer, theatre actor , activist and a journalist based in Bangalore, India. She was mentored in writing and documentation by Late Peter Colaco, a Bangalore based author who passed away at the age of 67.[1] Nirmala is now a full time social sector documentarian[2] after serving as the Editor of 'Arts and culture' of The Times of India Bangalore.[3] Nirmala has a bachelor's degree in sociology and a Master's degree in Literature from the University of Madras.

Notable Works

Her book "Hungers daughter" published in December 2018 is a collection of her experiences in documenting India's rural sector.[4] Her recent work "Taboo" published in 2019 documents the lives of under-aged girls who are forced into sex trade.[5] In 2016 she published " Community catalyst" inspired by the life and times of a civil servant.[6]


  1. "'Bangalore' author Peter Colaco dies at 67". April 1, 2013 – via
  3. "Nirmala-Govindarajan: Times of India Reporter".
  4. Govindarajan, Nirmala (November 30, 2018). "Hunger's Daughters". Om Books International – via Google Books.
  5. Dhanaraj, Ruth (January 24, 2020). "Author Nirmala Govindarajan talks about her latest book, style of writing and what inspires her" – via
  6. "The Community Catalyst".

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