Dr. Anubha Mehta is an author, artist and educator.
With a doctorate in Political Science and over two decades of Canadian public service experience, Anubha has been awarded for her leadership work with diverse Canadian communities. Anubha has balanced her interests as a journalist, academician, classical-dancer and theatre-actor.
Anubha’s publication, The Politics of Nation Building and Art Patronage (2012), was a culmination of years of her research in the late 1990s.
Peacock in the Snow, Anubha’s best selling debut novel, was launched at a sold-out book launch by Inanna Publications in September 2018. In October 2018, Anubha was sponsored and spotlighted by Toronto Festival of Authors, Toronto Lit Up, (sponsored by Toronto Arts Council). With growing audience popularity in the East, Peacock in the Snow, was launched, once again, in India by Amaryllis Publications in 2019.
Set in both India and Canada, Peacock in the Snow, lifts a veil on contemporary middle-class morality and materialism of the east and the bounty and hardships of the west. It is a story of a young family that migrates to Canada in search for freedom and love. Set in both, the East and the West, Peacock in the Snow, is a journey across continents, cultures, and generations. It brings to life the possibilities of myth and magic that exist on the fringes of reality.
Anubha is a frequent speaker at various national and international Literature festivals, TV and radio shows, to share her journey as a writer and the global issues that affect her writing.
Anubha was invited to present twice in both India and Canada by the Jaipur Lit Fest, with over 400,000 audience. Anubha was selected by the Brampton Public Library System in September, to be showcased for one year (2019- 2020).
Anubha gives back to the community by teaching free writing workshops through the Canadian Public Library System and Writer Organizations at various GTA locations. In 2018, The Toronto Public Library System selected Anubha as their author-facilitator to regularly instruct on the process of writing, tips and traps of an author’s world.
Anubha’s dream of listening to and sharing everyday voices has led to the development of this interactive platform inside this 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.
In A Writers Blog, Anubha shares the transitioning from a Writer to an Author – with social media, publicity, lessons learned, tips, tools, and traps.
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 member of the Canadian Writers Union, Canadian Authors Association, Mississauga Arts Council, Writers & Editors Network, Mississauga Writers Group, United Way South Asian Advisory Council, Founding member of the Regional Diversity Roundtable, and many other networks.
Anubha is a Sanskrit name, meaning the one who follows the light. This name has always inspired Anubha to see light even at the darkest moments. Just as light reflects different hues, Anubha’s writing mirrors experience through different roles that she has fulfilled. Having traveled extensively, Anubha has met countless individuals who have fired her imagination and walked through her pages to make them real.