Rooma Mehra

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Rooma Mehra (born 24 January 1967) is an Indian poet, painter, sculptor, freelance newspaper writer[1][2][3] and a columnist for the Indian Express.


Mehra is a self-taught artist with a social conscience, who has had 11 solo shows[4] of her paintings, reliefs and sculptures. Her artworks are found in private and permanent collections including the National Gallery of Modern Art New Delhi,[5] Lalit Kala Akademi[6] New Delhi, Arte Antica Gallery,[7] Canada, and individual collections in Switzerland, the US, Denmark, Austria the UK, Spain, the U.A.E. and Japan. Mehra's art has been referred to as a new art.[8]

She expresses humanitarianism[9][10] in her works of art as well as her writing.[11] Mehra has done voluntary teaching work for the sight-impaired at the Blind Relief Association[12] and the SOS Children's Villages of India (Christian Children's Fund).

A compilation of her newspaper travel articles was translated by Mehra into the German language and published digitally, entitled Das ausländische Stück des Grases in 2008.

Mehra currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Selected publications[edit]

She has written three books of poetry:


  1. ^ Who's who of Indian Writers. Sahitya Akademi]: Sahitya Akademi. 1999. p. 829. ISBN 978-81-260-0873-5.
  2. ^ "Rooma Mehra Columnist The Indian Express Group". The Indian Express. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  3. ^ "She writes Poetry with Paint". The Tribune. 29 November 2002. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Rooma Mehra's Show". The Tribune. 10 March 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Collection NGMA – National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi". National Gallery of Modern Art. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  6. ^ Akademi, Lalit Kala (1993). "Electoral roll, Artists constituency, 1993: Delhi-New Delhi". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "Rooma Mehra". Archived from the original on 28 December 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  8. ^ Dixit, Narendra (14 January 1990). "Prodding Unknown Terrain Rooma's Art". The Tribune. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  9. ^ "The Sunday Tribune – Spectrum – Article". The Tribune. India. 11 November 2001. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Green Dove's Poetry of Peace Gallery – Biography of Mehra Rooma". Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  11. ^ "The Gentle Warrior". The Times of India. 5 March 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  12. ^ "An interior world".

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