Vimala Devi is the penname of Teresa da Piedade de Baptista Almeida. Born in 1932 in Portuguese Goa to a family of Catholic landowners, she pursued studies in Portuguese and English. In 1957 she moved to Lisbon and began to work as a translator. Along with Monsoon, she has published several collections of poetry, a memoir, and coauthored a two-volume critical essay and anthology, A Literatura Indo-Portuguesa. She currently lives in Barcelona.