Priya Sarukkai Chabria is a poet, writer and translator. Her publications include Dialogues and Other Poems (2005) reprint (2006) and Not Springtime Yet (2008) about which Dennis Nurkse writes, “…her work is absolutely extraordinary… She has an amazing ability to handle historical and mythic material in ways that make them completely new” and novels The Other Garden (1995) and Generation 14 ( 2008) of which Sruthi Khanna writes, “great poetic power and beauty...creates imaginative space for compassion in the midst of all the grotesquery”.
Sarukkai-Chabria edits the website Talking Poetry and edited the anthology 50 Poets 50 Poems. Recipient of Senior Fellowship to Outstanding Artists from the Indian government, she has worked with the Rasa Theory of Aesthetics, co-founded a film society Friends of the Archive and collaborated with classical dancer Malavika Sarukkai.
She has been invited to The Writer’s Center, UK; ‘Alphabet City’, Canada; Frankfurt Book Fair etc. and many literary festivals in India. Her work is published in numerous international journals and websites, and anthologized. She is translating works of eighth century Tamil mystic poet Aandaal; writing a travelogue and a story collection; all three books are to be published in 2011.