Manjula Padmanabhan

Manjula Padmanabhan is a fiction writer, artist, playwright and India’s first woman cartoonist. Her weekly cartoon strip ‘Sukiyaki’ appears in BusinessLine. Her most recent book, The Island of Lost Girls, is a science-fiction novel.

Dancing with demons

Cartooning, stress and laughing at death.

Feb 13, 2019

The red scarf

A short story

Sep 01, 2016

Sep 07, 2013

Latest Articles

Glacial pace

Inside the repatriation process for trafficking survivors between India and Bangladesh.

Queer notes on Begum Akhtar

Caste, sexuality and tawaif subcultures in postcolonial India.