Author: Monica Mody

Monica Mody is the author of KALA PANI (1913 Press, 2013) and two cross-genre chapbooks. Her poetry also appears in Poetry International, The Indian Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Boston Review, Mission at Tenth, and Yes Poetry, among other places. She has been the recipient of the Nicholas Sparks Postgraduate Writer-in-Residence Prize from the University of Notre Dame, Naropa's Zora Neale Hurston Award, and the Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing. Her doctoral dissertation on a decolonial feminist consciousness for South Asian borderlands, utilizing multiple genres, was awarded the Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology. Monica holds a PhD in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, and is a Bachelor of Arts and Law from the National Law School of India University. She was born in Ranchi, India

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Kala Pani

1913 Press

Poetry. Fiction. Drama. South Asian American Studies. "Monica Mody's KALA PANI is an allegorical screenplay that's both playful and terrifying. KALA PANI begins in a familiar, stripped down setting: a stage, actors, a Godotian tree as prop. But soon...

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