Dr. Anand’s writings include: Magnificent Quest, a biography of her grandfather Isa Charan Sada, a preeminent Milton scholar who had translated Milton’s Paradise Lost & Regained and Samson Agonistes into Urdu poetry; A Potpourri of Thoughts on English Literature; and a treatise on Milton’s Paradise Lost and the Emblem Tradition titled Of Costliest Emblem.
Predeceased by her husband, the Rt. Rev. Kenneth D. W. Anand, Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and formerly bishop of the Diocese of Amritsar (Punjab, Kashmir, and the Western Himalayas), Shahla is survived by her sister Dr. Nazneen Mayadas of Arlington, TX, her children Dr. Uma Segal of St. Louis, MO & Dr. Vivodh Anand of Glen Ridge, NJ, and four grandsons Rajive and Kenneth Anand and Zubin and Sahil Segal.
Shahla Anand held a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Lucknow, and Masters degrees from Agra University in India and Columbia University in New York. Her Ph.D. in English Literature was from New York University.
Funeral services were held January 25th at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Creve Coeur, Missouri. Her ashes will be committed to the columbarium at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Union and S. Fullerton Avenues, Montclair, NJ at an 11:00 am March 2nd memorial service. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Bishop Anand Resource Center, 31 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
posted by: Dr. Vivodh Z.J. Anand
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