Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Anjali Mitter Duva

April 8th, 2015 by March Twisdale


Anjali Mitter Duva is an Indian-American writer raised in France. She is the author of Faint Promise of Rain (She Writes Press, October 2014).

After completing graduate studies in urban planning and civil engineering at MIT and launching a career in infrastructure planning, she found the call of storytelling too great to resist. A switch to freelance writing and project management allowed her more time for her own creative pursuits, into which she infused her planning background.

Additionally, she is a co-founder of Chhandika, a non-profit organization that teaches and presents India’s classical storytelling kathak dance. In delving into the dance and its history, Anjali found the seeds of a quartet of novels. Faint Promise of Rain is the first.

In her spare time, Anjali runs a book club for children near Boston where she lives with her husband and two daughters.