Young Suniti Namjoshi – Photograph

Series nameBackground Information

This black and white image of a young Suniti Namjoshi was probably taken in 1946 in Pune or Phaltan. Born in Mumbai, India into a privileged family, Namjoshi was educated at an American boarding school in India and then at J. Krishnamurthi’s Rishi Valley School. She completed her Ph.D. in English Literature at McGill University and then taught at the University of Toronto from 1972 to 1989. Suniti Namjoshi currently lives in Devon, England.

Date of Creation / Publicationcirca. 1946
Associated Person/ OrganisationNamjoshi, Suniti
Collection and Reference NumberSuniti Namjoshi Collection (GB 2661 SN)
Catalogue NumberSN/BI/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Suniti Namjoshi and at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Series notesThe digital material in this grouping consists of black and white photographs of Suniti Namjoshi and her family, taken between 1946 and 1950 as well as an extract of an interview with Suniti Namjoshi conducted by writer Gillian Hanscombe.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Suniti Namjoshi Collection features extracts of several published books, including poetry novels and fables. It also includes black and white family photographs and pencil drawings of (unused) illustrations for her novel 'The Conversations of Cow', as well as an extract of an interview transcript.