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Radha Venuprasad

Born in Thiruvananthapuram, Radha Venuprasad did her schooling at the Holy Angels Convent and attended All Saints College. After her marriage to Venuprasad, the couple lived in various parts of India.

Always fond of visual art, Radha took to art restoration at the Madras Museum and trained at the National Museum in New Delhi to restore oil on canvas. She curated two successful art exhibitions where prominent South Indian contemporary artists were showcased. She is also a voracious reader and an avid traveller.

Dhobi Girl is Radha’s second work of fiction and first novel. Her first book was a collection of novellas, titled Shifting Sands.

The stories in Shifting Sands are about relationships — not only between men and women, but between families, extended families and even cultures. Radha explores frankly and with sensitivity life situations not commonly talked or written about.

Radha is widely travelled. She and her husband are now settled in Chennai. They have two sons.

These days, Radha best likes to describe herself as ‘grandmother to bubbly seven-year-old Tara.’

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Dhobi Girl

Books by Radha Venuprasad

Anuja, the dhobi girl, is the central character. Her life intertwines with that of Ratna, her childhood friend. Starting from a colony of labourers, Anuja and Ratna make it good in life, both becoming reputed doctors in different fields. Developments in Ratna’s life have far-reaching consequences on that of Anuja, though she has chosen to tread a path of her own. The kaleidoscope of life draws many people into the ambit of the lives of Anuja and Ratna. C

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Shifting Sands

Books by Radha Venuprasad

Shifting Sands is a collection of short stories about relationships — not only between men and women, but between families, extended families and even cultures. Most of the stories are rooted in the culture and traditions of the Nairs of Kerala, but any reader can identify with these well-told tales, because the building blocks of all relationships are universal.

Some of the life situations central to the stories may not be ac

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