Dr. Shakuntala Bharwani majored in English Literature, standing first at the MA examination of Calcutta University in 1968. She received her PhD degree from Bombay University in 1973.
Dr. Bharwani’s area of specialization is the twentieth century novel, on which she has continued to write, research and guide students. She has taught at the Elphinstone College, and is currently Professor of English at the Government Law College, Bombay.
Dr. Bharwani studied at the Exeter College, Oxford, on a British Council Fellowship and again visited the UK on a British Council Visitorship. In 2001, she was a Visiting Fulbright Teacher to the USA.She has edited two Anthologies for college students: The Best Words and the Best Order (Macmillan). Her novel Lost Directions (1996) was published by Orient Longman.
Dr. Bharvani is married and has one daughter. Her collection of essays on Indian Writing in English is due for release shortly.