Malika Amar Sheikh
(India, 1957)   
Malika Amar Sheikh

Malika Amar Sheikh is a reputed writer in Marathi. Her various collections, including Valucha Priyakar, Mahanagar and Deharutu, have met with wide critical acclaim. She is also well known for her highly controversial autobiography, Mala Udhvasta Vhaychai. A collection of her short fiction and poetry is due to be published later this year.

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Valuchya Priyakar. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Prabodhini, Mumbai 1979.
Mahanagar. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Prabodhi, Mumbai 1999.
Deharutu. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Prabodhini, Mumbai 1999.

Mala Udhvasta Vhaychai. Majestic Prakashan, Mumbai 1984.

In English
‘Words turned into images’: a review of EV Ramakrishnan’s The Tree of Tongues – An Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry that quotes from a Malika Amar Sheikh poem.

Tehelka: The People’s Paper
Article on Namdeo Dhasal, noted Dalit poet and husband of Malika Amar Sheikh.

HVK Archives
Article in Times of India (1997) on Namdeo Dhasal’s ‘friendship’ with the Shiv Sena in which Malika Amar Sheikh’s autobiography is mentioned.


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