Anamika an eminent Hindi poet, fiction-writer, translator, literary critic, a noted academic and a passionate advocate of women’s equality in all realms of activity. Her fictional work Ainasaaz, built around the life and times of Amir Khusro, also has won wide acclaim. Her other fictional works and memoirs are Pratinayak, Awantar Katha, Ek Tho Shahar Tha, Ek Tha Shakespeare, Ek The Charles Dickens, Dus Dware Ka Peenjara and Tinka-Tinke Pas. Her collection of essays, Sahitya ka Lokpaksha has received critical attention.
She has authored 16 more prose works in Hindi and in English, containing her pioneering literary criticism, poetics, contemporary literary history, pedagogy, and gender politics. Her book Feminist Poetics: Where Kingfishers Catch Fire (2008) and several subsequent works were trailblazers in Women’s Writing in the 21st Century.