Shahjehana, from Kamalapuram village in Khammam district, is the daughter of an illustrious poet, Dilawar. Her PhD from Osmania University was on ‘Teluglo Muslimvaada Sahityam’ (Muslimist Literature in Telugu). She has worked in several women’s activist and development groups, edited journals and has also worked as a lecturer.  Her anthologies include Nakaab: Muslim Women Poetry (2005), Alava (2006) and Chandra (2006) with her partner Skybaba, and Darji (2012).
Year: 2014-15