Lakshmi Holmström, Indian-born British author and translator, Died at 81


Lakshmi Holmström was born in 1935 and died on May 6, 2016.

He was an Indian-born British writer, literary critic and translator of Tamil fiction into English.

Lakshmi Holmström most prominent works have been her translations of short stories and novels of the contemporary writers in Tamil like Mauni, Pudhumaipithan, Ashoka Mitran, Sundara Ramasami, C. S. Lakshmi, Bama and Imayam.

Holmström received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Madras and her post graduate degree from the University of Oxford.

Lakshmi Holmström post graduate work was focused on the works of R. K. Narayan.

Holmström the founder-trustee of SALIDAA (South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive), an organisation for accomplishing the works of British writers and artists of South Asian origin.

Lakshmi Holmström resided in the United Kingdom.

Holmström was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to literature.

Lakshmi Holmström passed away at 81 yrs old.