Yamuna Matheswaran

I'm a writer and artist from India. I'm intrigued by the ways in which art & writing can be utilized to understand / question / dissect themes of gender, culture, travel, and everyday banalities.

D e c o n s t r u c t i n g .


I’m a writer, editor and artist with an academic background in International Studies and Biotechnology. I’ve lived in four countries across three continents, and my articles on travel and gender-related issues have appeared in The Hindu, Waging Nonviolence, Truthout, New Internationalist, BootsnAll, Verge Magazine, and Fodor’s (forthcoming).

As an illustrator, I love putting pen to paper, so to speak, and primarily work with traditional mediums, focusing on a range of realistic subjects as well as graphic essays. My art has been featured on Drawing the Times, a Dutch platform for comics journalism; The Hindu, one of India’s leading daily newspapers; and Indian Cultural Forum.

As a self-taught photographer, observing the world through the lens of my camera has enabled me to appreciate it in ways that I otherwise cannot, and notice the poetry contained in seemingly ordinary things.




Work with Me

yamunamatheswaran (at) gmail (dot) com


Get in touch with me if you’re looking to assign writing, commission artwork or license photographs. I also provide developmental editing, copy editing and proofreading services. Please include as many details as possible in your message, and I’ll make sure to respond to you in a day or two. Thanks!