Anubha Mehta is a Canadian writer and artist who was born in India.
Her narrative is influenced by insatiable curiosity, imagination and spontaneity, reflecting life from both sides of the globe.
Anubha has been a classical dancer, an actor, and a journalist. With a PhD in Political Science and two decades of Canadian public service experience, Anubha has been awarded for her leadership work with diverse communities in Canada. She is a member of the Canadian Authors Association, United Way South Asian Advisory Council, Founding member of the Regional Diversity Roundtable, and many other networks.
Anubha’s publication , The Politics of Nation Building and Art Patronage (2012), was a culmination of years of her research in the late 990s. Her short stories and poems have been published in several Canadian magazines and journals.
Anubha’s debut novel , PEACOCK IN THE SNOW published by Inanna Publications, is scheduled for a launch in Fall 2018 and will be available in bookstores across North America on September 25, 2018.
PEACOCK IN THE SNOW is about the tireless capacity of the human spirit to love, hope, strive and succeed despite impossible obstacles.
Anubha’s dream of listening to and sharing everyday voices has led to interactive platform inside her website called Tell-Tale. Here Anubha invites tales of natives and immigrants, from past and present, from lonely corners and loud hubs to recall themselves and unpack their worlds. Within these tales we often discover unexpected, eclectic nuggets that provide comparators and inspiration within our own worlds.
Anubha’s Personal Stories and Articles are drawn from her ancestors, childhood and life and capture the spirit of epochs lived through turbulent and peaceful times.
Anubha is a Sanskrit name, meaning the one who follows the light. This name has always inspired her to see light even at the darkest moments. Just as light reflects different hues, Anubha’s writing mirrors experiences through different roles that she has fulfilled. Having travelled extensively, Anubha has met countless individuals who have fired her imagination and walked through her pages to make them real.