SheThePeople Book Club Pune With Natasha Badhwar
Welcome to the SheThePeople Book Club, Pune Edition.
Topic: We are the stories we tell
Meet Author Natasha Badhwar where she speaks to us about her debut book My Daughters’ Mum
8th June | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm| Gyaan Adab, Yerawada
Venue: Plot no. 30, Road No. 3C, South Avenue, Kalyani Nagar, Yerawada, Pune 411006. India.
My Daughters’ Mum—a memoir—plunges deep into essential subjects, from parenting and marriage, to faith and selfhood. Knitting together a popular column in Mint Lounge, new writing, and priceless handcrafted dialogues, the author describes her journey as a mother of three daughters; as the wife of a man from a religious background unlike her own; and as a daughter, wanderer, feminist, friend and professional.
Yet beyond the searingly personal, this is a memoir that tells us about an India that is fast transforming, and where questions of identity and personal freedom are in dialogue with ideas of nationality. The candidness of the author’s voice, the gentle humour of fleeting narratives, and the fragility of diary entries, photographs, collages, and sketches will make My Daughters’ Mum resonate with every reader.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Natasha Badhwar was born in Ranchi, grew up in Kolkata and refused to accept Delhi as home for the next 3 decades. She is the author of “My Daughters’ Mum,” and a popular weekly columnist with Mint Lounge, the weekend edition of the Mint.
Natasha began her career in broadcast journalism with New Delhi Television (NDTV) as the first female videographer in news television in India. She quit 13 years later as Vice President, Training and Development and now works as an independent film-maker and media trainer. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and three daughters.