Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a writer and educator who has lived in Qatar since 2005. A scholar of literature, she has a PhD from the University of Florida with a focus on gender and postcolonial theory. Her work has been published in AudioFile Magazine, Explore Qatar, Woman Today, The Woman, Writers and Artists Yearbook, QatarClick, and Qatar Explorer. She has been a guest on Expat Radio, and was the host for two seasons of the Cover to Cover book show on Qatar Foundation Radio. She is the Associate Editor of Vox, a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Mohana has also published  Haram in the Harem (Peter Lang, 2009) a literary analysis of the works of three Muslim women authors in India, Algeria, and Pakistan. She is the creator and co-editor of five books in the Qatar Narratives series as well as the Qatari Voices anthology which features essays by Qataries on modern life in Doha (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2010). Currently Mohana is working on a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf and a novel based in Qatar. She believes words can help us understand ourselves and others. Catch up on her latest via her blog or follow her on Twitter @moha_doha.



This short story collection includes stories of South Indian immigrant life in America told from various perspectives including a girl’s awakening to racism not only against herself, but other races during high school and later in college; a man and his wife battle the growth of their lawn in their first home; a young woman struggles with the death of her father.

The debut short fiction collection by writer Rajakumar, Coloured and Other Stories is a multilayered look at South Indian immigrant life in America through the eyes of men and women confronted with mundane changes that challenge them to either retreat into themselves or connect with those around then. Readers will enjoy the range of emotions evoked across these narratives which include humor, danger, love, and passion.


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Children’s Hope India: (

Education should be a right not just a privilege for all children. And as a writer, I support schools as much as I can all over the world, but especially in my country of origin.

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