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Gaiutra Bahadur
  • Gaiutra Bahadur

  • Born: New Amsterdam, Guyana.

  • Description: Gaiutra Bahadur is an American writer. She is the author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture, a personal history of indenture shortlisted in 2014 for the Orwell Prize, the British literary prize for artful political writing. Her debut fiction, the short story “The Stained Veil,” appears in the anthology Go Home! (New York: The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2018).

    Gaiutra was born in Guyana and emigrated with her family to Jersey City, New Jersey when she was six years old. A lyric essay previewing her current book project, which explores the idea of America through its 20th-century entanglements with her home country, runs in the current issue of the Australian literary magazine The Griffith Review. Entitled “Tales of the Sea,” it is also reprinted in the anthology We Mark Your Memory.

    She is a critic, essayist and journalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Ms. Magazine, Dissent, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Washington Post and elsewhere, as well as in the essay anthologies Nonstop Metropolis and Living on the Edge of the World.