About Shilpa Agarwal
Shilpa Agarwal is the host of the weekly global radio show and podcast, Lifeforce, exploring the magical, mystical forces that awaken our lives. She is the author of the internationally-published literary ghost story, Haunting Bombay, a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller and a winner of the First Words Literary Prize for South Asian Writers.
Shilpa was featured on the United Nations’ album, Music to Inspire: Artists United Against Human Trafficking. Shilpa has been a freelance writer for the Disney animated TV show, Mira, Royal Detective. She studied international and women‘s literatures as an undergraduate at Duke University, and postcolonial literatures as a doctoral student at UCLA. She taught at UCLA and UCSB.
Shilpa is a writer of social justice and the inner world, seeking truth where it has been buried, and striving always for moments of hope, strength, and grace. Her writing is informed by glimpses into awakening, especially during real and metaphoric crossings: the living meet the dead, the heavens and earth clash, the powerful and the powerless collide. She is currently completing a trilogy that reclaims and resurrects the female body.