Shobana Kumar

Shobana Kumar

Shobhana Kumar’s first volume of poetry, ‘The Voices Never Stop,’ was published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta in 2012. Her second volume of poetry is titled, ‘*Conditions Apply’ 2014.Her work is also featured in ‘The Dance of the Peacock—An Anthology of English Poetry from India’ edited by Dr. Vivekanand Jha, ‘Suvarnarekha – An Anthology of Contemporary Indian Women Poets Writing in English—edited by Dr. Nandini Sahu,’ ‘Enchanting Echoes—Poetry Society, India, edited by Dr.SangeetaKaul’, among others. Her work has also appeared in prestigious literary journals across the USA, UK, Canada and in India.  She has authored five books of non-fiction—Coimbatore, The Emerging Indian Cosmopolis, SIMA—A journey Through 75 Years, Lakshmi, An Inspiring Legacy, An Event Called Life, Dr. P.C. Thomas in Conversation with Shobhana Kumar and Illumine—Celebrating 100 years of Dr. G.R. Damodaran.  She is currently working on the story of the Sankara Eye Care Institutions and is documenting their growth story of one million free eye surgeries. When not writing, she works as an advertising consultant, communications trainer and storyteller. She is the founder of Small Differences, an NGO that works with homeless abandoned people and underprivileged children. The organisation hopes to take creative art forms to empower children from poverty backgrounds and rehabilitate abandoned people in environments that are conducive to them.

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