Lakshmi Persaud is a prominent Caribbean novelist. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1939. She is classified also as a novelist of the Indian diaspora. Some of her writings are on Indo-Caribbean themes as well as themes of cultural change. She has published four novels. She is a writer with a poetic style and her books are widely used in post-colonial and Caribbean literature courses and in book clubs. The Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies at Warwick University in the UK has established a Research Fellowship in her name. She had an academic career before turning to writing novels. She has B.A (Hons) and Ph.D degrees from Queen\s University, Belfast. Dr Lakshmi Persaud is the wife of economist Prof Bishnodat Persaud and has three children: psychiatrist, Raj Persaud, the financial economist, Prof Avinash Persaud and Sharda Dean.
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