Kunzang Choden was born in 1952, in the year of the dragon, in Bumthang, Central Bhutan. She spent her early childhood in Bhutan but went to India (Darjeeling) for her primary and secondary education. She has a BA Honours in Psychology from Indraprastha College in Delhi and a BA in Sociology from the University of Nebraska, USA.
She has worked as a teacher and later for the UNDP in Bhutan. From 1990 onwards, Kunzang has been writing on Bhutanese oral traditions, folklore and women. She lives in Thimphu Bhutan with her husband and continues to research and document Bhutan's oral traditions.
The Circle of Karma (Zubaan, 2005) is her first novel. Read more....
Her collection of short stories, Tales in Colour, was critically acclaimed, and her children's picture books, Aunty Mouse and Room in Your Heart were published by Young Zubaan in 2011.