Sujata Parashar

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Born (1975-06-03) June 3, 1975 (age 47)
Roorkie, Uttar Pradesh, India
EducationMaster’s in Human Rights
Alma materIndian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi
  • Author
  • Short Story Writer
  • Poet
  • Talk-Therapist
RelativesFather: Col. S.K Parashar (retired. Army officer), Mother: Simriti Parashar (Homemaker)
  • Women Achievers of 2021
  • 100 Women Faces
  • Karmaveer Chakra Award (in 2016 and 2019)

Sujata Parashar (Born 1975) is an award-winning Indian author. Based in Delhi, she published her first novel In Pursuit of Infidelity in 2009[1]. Her latest, a non-fiction, titled, Going Solo – Raising Happy Kids[2] [3] is a hand guide on single parenting. The book is based on her personal experience (and professional knowledge) of raising a son as a single parent. Parashar is the founder of a talk-therapy based platform, Talk-it- Out-Express, to promote emotional health.[4]


Born in Roorkie (Uttar Pradesh) on 03 June 1975, Sujata [4] studied at various central schools across the country.

In the past 18 years, Sujata[5] has worked in some of the most prestigious names in the social development sector in different roles including PRERANA; ACCORD; EMPOWERING MINDS. [6]

In 2009 Sujata released her first novel, In Pursuit of Infidelity[7] (Rupa & Co) which explores the man-woman relationship outside the institution of marriage. It was declared an instant bestseller. Her second novel – ‘In Pursuit of Ecstasy,’[8] (Rupa & Co.,2011) studies the youth-parent relationship in modern times. The book was long-listed for the Economic Crossword book award in 2012. The third in her ‘pursuit’ series, ‘In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence,’[9] focuses on the relevance of the institution of marriage (Alchemy publishers, 2014). It was endorsed by - World’s no. 1 match-making site.[10]

She has written 12 books till date with her socio-political thriller, The Temple Bar Woman (Vishwakarma Publications) [11] [12] winning a couple of prestigious literary awards. The book was also picked up by an Indian production house for visual adaptation.

Sujata[13] has also brought out a poetry book series titled Poetry Out and Loud, POAL - I and POAL - II. Her first poetry book was released in 2011 in her alma mater St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur followed by the release of POAL – II in 2013. The third in the series POAL – III was released at the Pune International Literature Festival[14] 2014. She’s also contributed to multiple national and international poetry and short story anthologies. [15] [14] [16]


  • Women Achievers of 2021 by ApekshaSandesh News[17]
  • 100 Women Faces award 2018, instituted by Womennovator and COWE (the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India)[18]
  • Karmaveer Chakra Award (in 2016 and 2019) instituted by iCongo (the Indian Confederation of NGOs) and the UN[19]


  1. "Interview with Sujata Parashar, author of 'In Pursuit of Mi Amor' | FrontList".
  2. Nainar, Nahla (4 October 2021). "Do Indian single parents get the support they need?". The Hindu.
  3. "Going solo: How single parents are saying no to stigma and yes to support". 3 October 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Meet me in cyberspace - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. Mathur, Mudit. "Literary fest during Covid-19 | Tehelka".
  6. "Women AutHer Awards 2020 Longlist announced - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. Parashar, Sujata (1 January 2009). In Pursuit Of Infidelity. Rupa & Company. ISBN 978-81-291-1524-9.
  8. Parashar, Sujata (2 January 2011). In Pursuit of Ecstasy. Rupa Publications India. ISBN 978-81-291-1788-5.
  9. Parashar, Sujata (2014). In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence. Alchemy. ISBN 978-81-927491-1-2.
  10. "Author Ms. Sujata Parashar on her journey as a writer and her upcoming book".
  11. "Book release: The Temple Bar Woman by Sujata Parashar - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. "Book Club with Sujata Parashar - SheThePeople TV".
  13. "Novelist, Poet, Psychosocial Trainer, New Delhi, India". WOW Woman.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Decoding Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 - Times of India". The Times of India.
  15. Nainar, Nahla (27 December 2019). "Author Sujata Parashar voices the anger of a victim of sexual violence through her novel". The Hindu.
  16. Hariharan, Nandhitha (19 March 2014). "Romance Vs relationships". The Hindu.
  17. "I think it is high time women stop playing the victim card and stand up for themselves: Author Sujata Parashar". Apeksha Sandesh. 2 March 2021.
  18. ""Entrepreneurship is like a silver lining to your corporate mind. It adds a tint of glitter to your business" | Womennovator".
  19. "Karamveer Chakra Award Nominee Sujata Parashar Champions Change - Different Truths". 9 May 2016.

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