Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar has a PhD in Literature from the University of Florida. Her research interests include gender and postcolonial literature. Mohana has published articles and chapters in a variety of academic journals including The South Asian Review and The Annals of Urdu Studies. Her first book, Haram in the Harem (2009, Peter Lang), is a study of subversive use of Indian and Algerian women’s domestic fiction by female writers. She has been recognized for her fictional work: Love Comes Later (2012 Amazon) is the first novel in English set in Qatar and won the 2013 Best Indie Book Award in the Romance category. Her non-fiction work has also been published in Variety Arabia, Brownbook Middle East, AudioFile Magazine, Explore Qatar, Woman Today, The Woman, Writers and Artists Yearbook, QatarClick, and Qatar Explorer. Mohana teaches writing and literature courses in Doha, Qatar. You can read more about her work on her website: www.mohadoha.com.
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