Gaiutra Bahadur

Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

Gaiutra Bahadur is the author of the Orwell Prize-shortlisted Coolie Woman, a narrative history. Her essays, reviews and reporting have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, The Guardian, the New York Times Book Review, VQR, The Nation, Dissent, Ms. and Foreign Policy. The Commonwealth Writers Foundation recently published her fiction debut, the story “The Stained Veil.” She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Harvard’s Nieman Foundation, the NJ Council on the Arts and Harvard’s DuBois Institute, where she’s currently in residence.


Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture (The University of Chicago Press, 2013)

Family Ties (Scholastic, 2012)

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