Dr. Jaina Sanga
Dr. Jaina Sanga is a professional writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Currently she focuses on her fiction writing and has published one novel—Silk Fish Opium (2012)—and numerous short stories in a variety of publications both in the U.S. and abroad. Her first collection of short stories will appear in 2015. Her fiction has won several prizes and led to her selection as a participant in a number of prestigious residencies and workshops across the country.
Jaina is also a literary scholar, having taught at SMU and the Dallas Institute. She has published one book (on Salman Rushdie), edited two volumes (on South Asian literature), and authored several articles in scholarly journals in the U.S. and South Asia. She has also made numerous presentations at academic conferences around the world, including those in Berlin, Mumbai, Trinidad, Cape Town, Oviedo (Spain), Chicago, San Francisco, and the University of Nebraska.
Jaina’s education is from several institutions in Ohio: her B.A. in English Literature from Hiram College, her M.A. in English Literature from Kent State University, and her Ph.D. in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University.
Jaina was born in Mumbai and lives now in Addison with her husband Raghu. She is currently working on her third book of fiction, a collection of three novellas.