Anjali Purohit is a writer and an artist. She writes poetry and fiction. Her story, ‘Bitter Harvest’, was a winner in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition 2008-09.
Her book Ragi-Ragini: Chronicles from Aji’s Kitchen was published early 2012 by Yoda Press, New Delhi. She is presently finalizing her manuscript of the complete translations of the 19th Century Marathi poet Bahinabai Choudhari. Her writing has featured in several anthologies and literary journals including Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry II, International Gallerie, Four Quarters Magazine, The Bombay Review, Antiserious, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Desilit, Indian Cultural Forum, Chowk, Teksto, Indian Writing from Around the World, Urban Voice India and Suvarnarekha.
Anjali is the founder and curator of ‘Cappuccino Readings’, an initiative aimed at promoting a literary cafe culture in Mumbai, that has held bi monthly poetry sessions in the city since 2014, for the first three years at the Tata Starbucks, Fort and, since this year, at the Kitab Khana bookstore.
She was a part of the Guggenheim Lab Mumbai (January 2013).
Anjali has curated an interdisciplinary event called Holding up Half the Sky on the lives of women during the 100Thousand Poets for Change (Sept 2013), Mumbai Moulting: Erasures and a Palimpsest, a ‘Conversation’ between Art, Poetry and Music at the Godrej India Culture Lab (December 2013), Vasundhara: Dialects in Dialogue, a dialogue between, Poetry, Art, Music and Dance at two shows in Mumbai (January 2015) and Recording Erasures: Reflecting Memory – an exploration in words, verse and image at The Asiatic Society (December 2015).
She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Bombay University and lives in Mumbai.