Padma Seshadri and Padma Malini Sundararaghavan worked as colleagues in the Department of English at Stella Maris College, Chennai. They share a fascination for river stories and the lives of saints, many of whom lived along the banks of India’s sacred rivers. They have collaborated on articles for the Routledge Encyclpaedia of Commonwealth Literature and a book of mythological stories for young readers.
A heritage enthusiast, Padma Seshadri studied at Indraprastha College in Delhi and at the University of Leeds, and obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Madras. She has also taught at Indraprastha College, and S.N.D.T. College in Mumbai. She has authored three heritage-based books for children, and has contributed articles in publications such as The Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindu, and Shankar’s Weekly.
A freelance editor and writer, Padma Malini Sundararaghavan studied at Nirmala College, Coimbatore and at Stella Maris College before obtaining her doctoral degree in postcolonial fiction from the University of Madras. Her articles have been published in journals such as Literary Criterion.