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Ashok Rajamani

Bewildering Stories biography

Ashok Rajamani is a writer and artist in New York City. He is a member of the Authors Guild, and is nationally recognized in Poets & Writers Literary Organization’s Directory of American Writers. He also belongs to New York Writers Coalition and South Asian Journalists Association.

A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of New York University, Ashok has published his poetry and prose in numerous outlets, including South Asian Review, Red River Review, Burning Word Magazine, Mantram, Cogitemus Philosophy Journal, Catamaran Literary Journal: South Asian American Writing, and 3:AM Magazine. His artwork has been submitted to many venues, such as Exit Art, a leading New York cultural center.

In 2000, at the age of 25, Ashok suffered a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, which left him with permanent half-blindness in both eyes, epilepsy, and a carved skull. His writings and artwork reflect the complexities of his survival and post-brain surgery existence.

His memoir, Brain Karma, will be published by Algonquin Books in 2011.

For more information on Ashok, his writings, and art, please go to

Copyright © 2010 by Ashok Rajamani

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