Vaasanthi is one of Tamil Nadu’s best-known writers. Over a career spanning 40 years Vaasanthi has been the editor of India Today (Tamil edition) for nearly 10 years - and published 30 novels and six short story collections, four volumes of journalistic articles and four travelogues in Tamil. Her awards include the Uttar Pradesh Sahitya Sanstan award and the Punjab Sahitya Academi award.
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