Cauvery Madhavan

Cauvery Madhavan is an Indian born writer living in Ireland who uses her experience of being a migrant in her writing.

Cauvery Madhavan
Madras, India


Cauvery Madhavan was born in Madras, India to Major C. Guruswamy and Bollamma Guruswamy where she worked as a copy writer. She married and in 1987 she and her husband, surgeon Prakash Madhavan, moved to Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland. They have three children. Madhavan had her first novel published in 2000. Madhavan credited her first novel to the Anam Cara writers' and artists' retreat in West Cork where she began it. Her second novel came out in 2003 and her third in 2020. Her work relates Ireland and Europe with India. Madhavan also writes for the Irish Times and wrote for the Evening Herald and Travel Extra.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


  • Paddy Indian. BlackAmber Books. 2001. ISBN 978-1-901969-04-7.
  • The Uncoupling. BlackAmber. 2003. ISBN 978-1-901969-10-8.
  • The Tainted. HopeRoad Publishing Limited. 2020. ISBN 978-1-9164671-8-7.

References and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Practising yoga does not make you less Catholic". The Irish Times. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Cauvery Madhavan". Ricorso. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ "'Paddy Indian' welcomed by god of fun". The Irish Times. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Manchester Masti - Cauvery Madhavan Interview". BBC. 2 December 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  5. ^ Ray, M.K.; Kundu, R. (2004). Studies in Women Writers in English. Studies in Women Writers in English. Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. p. 123. ISBN 978-81-269-0816-5. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  6. ^ Tunca, D.; Wilson, J. (2016). Postcolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction. Cross/Cultures. Brill. p. 329. ISBN 978-90-04-33768-8. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  7. ^ Wulff, H. (2017). Rhythms of Writing: An Anthropology of Irish Literature. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-4742-4415-2. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  8. ^ Tucker, Amanda (28 February 2014). "Strangers in a strange land?: the new Irish multicultural fiction". Literary visions of multicultural Ireland. Manchester University Press. pp. 50–63. doi:10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.003.0003. ISBN 978-0-7190-8928-2.