Anand Nair


Born in a little coastal town, Thalassery, in Kerala, Anand Nair is a Mathematics teacher by profession. She has worked in England as a teacher and in many countries in Africa as a Mathematics adviser for the British Council.
However her first love is the English language. She is a keen gardener and cat-lover.
She lives in Surrey England with her family of three children, a grandaughter and three cats.
She has just completed her second novel, Shards of Sunlght, which will be published in 2013.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
After many false starts, I began writing in 2003.
What's the story behind your latest book?
To a certain extent it is my story, growing up in Kerala in the forties and fifties, fictionalised.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Anand Nair online

Where to buy in print


As Fathers Go
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off until Feb. 20!) Words: 69,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A father-daughter story as well as a memoir set in Thalassery, Kerala, this is a fascinating account of growing up surrounded by the tensions and traditions of rural Indian society, living through the dramatic changes in politics and lifestyle leading up to Indian independence, experiencing a Catholic secondary education, and finding ways to cope with a loveless arranged marriage.
Shards of Sunlight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,180. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Every morning, the little girl, Indu, sat on the edge of the cracked, cement veranda. Her bum would feel cold and gritty. Sunlight would filter in through the palm leaves and cause rainbows on the wet ground. Indu would try to catch the shards of coloured sunlight in her hands. She was waiting - waiting for her father to come back from jail. Why did he go? If only they would tell her..
A Streak of Sandalwood
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A streak of sandalwood is set in cochin, the vibrant commercial capital of kerala state, on the southern coast of india, where they say the rain was born. thankam, recently widowed, is expected to become socially invisible-live a life of prayer and looking after grandchildren. instead, she learns to drive, gets a new job, and in passing, takes on a young lover. life gets complicated and exciting.

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