Jawahara Saidullah’s first novel, The Burden of Foreknowledge, was published in 2007 by Roli (India) Press. Shorter works of her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in anthologies by Seal Press and Penguin Press, as well as, in Rind Literary Journal, Open Road Review, Feminist Wire and others. From 1995 until 2001 she was a featured writer on the now-defunct South-Asian literary website, www.chowk.com. For four years, from 2000 until 2004 she was a weekly columnist on cross-cultural issues for Mid-Day Newspaper in Mumbai, India. In 2005, Jawahara was invited to be a writer-in-residence by the Ledig-Rohwolt Foundation at the Chateau du Lavigny in Switzerland.
Jawahara procrastinates and/or reads when she is not writing, in New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, seven-year old daughter and two cats.