Anubha Mehta is a Canadian writer, educator, and artist who was born in India.
With a doctorate in Political Science and over two decades of Canadian public service experience, Anubha has been awarded for innovative program planning and working with diverse Canadian communities. Anubha has always balanced academics and public service with art and has been a classical dancer, theatre-actor, painter and poet.
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 debut work in fiction, was launched at a sold out event in September 2018 by Inanna Publications and was sponsored and spotlighted by the International Festival of Authors, Toronto Lit Up platform in October 2018.
Having a captive audience in the East, Peacock in the Snow is scheduled for a second launch in Delhi, India on January 19 2019.
Anubha has been invited to present several TV shows in Canada, reading from Peacock in the Snow, her journey as a writer and the global issues that affect her writing.
Anubha was selected as an author-facilitator for the Toronto Public Library System and regularly teaches free workshops 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. In consecutive posts Anubha lays out this unfamiliar journey as it has unfolded for her, hoping that others who are going through this transition may relate to some of her predicaments and knowing that she has not been the first to go through this.
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.
She 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 her 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.