Minal Sarosh is an awarded Indian English poet and novelist. Her first poetry book Mitosis and Other Poems, was published by Writers Workshop (1992) Kolkata. Her first novel Soil for My Roots was published by LiFi Publications, New Delhi, 2015.
She has won awards at the All India Poetry Competition 2005, of The Poetry Society (India) Delhi (Commendation Prize); SMS Poetry Competition 2007 & 2008 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai (Third Prize) among others.
For her haiku poems she has won The Akita International University President’s Award, Japan, 2018 ( First Prize ) & 2019 (First Prize - Joint Winner ).
Recently her haiku was among the haiku selected as the Judges’ favourites in the Golden Haiku Poetry Contest 2020, USA, and was displayed on a street sign in the Golden Triangle Washington DC neighbourhood.
Her poems have been published in prestigious online and print journals and anthologies like These My Words – The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry (2012), among others.
Her short form poetry like haiku, senryu, and tanka have been published in Muse India, World Haiku Review, Prune Juice --Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haiban & Haiga, Failed Haiku, The Asahi Shimbun, Wales Haiku Journal and in haiku anthologies like the FIRST Katha ebook of haiku, haiban, senryu and tanka and Naad Anunaad anthology of contemporary world haiku, 2016, among others.
Minal lives in Ahmedabad, India.