Mantha Bhanumathi

Dr Mantha Bhanumathi, PhD (Chemistry), based in Hyderabad, is a prominent Telugu writer. Her output includes: 21 novels, 75 short stories, and 500 metrical poems published in various magazines, winning prizes across the genres in competitions. Her published books are 3 novels – Ramayanam Mamayya [Ramayana Uncle], (prize winner in Andhra Bhoomi competitions); Glacier (prize winner in Rachana Patrika competitions); Aggi-pettelo Aaru Gajaalu [Six Yards within a Matchbox], (a popular novel portraying the handloom weavers’ lives, originally serialised in the Andhra Bhoomi weekly); AND 3 collections of short stories – Ananta Vaahini (Perennial Stream); Jeevana Vaahini (Stream of Life); Manthaara Maala (Garland of Mandaaras from Mantha). Her other activities include music and yoga. She retired as a Reader from a government degree college. Email: