Avni Doshi’s Burnt Sugar/Girl in White Cotton was awarded the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize in 2013. In 2019, the novel was also longlisted for the Tata First Book Prize.
Aside from human rights activism focused on the downtrodden sections in Chattisgarh, Ilina Sen was know to advocate equal rights for women.
“I am motivated to explore the nature and existence of women in the chaotic present times and likely future as well as the challenges they face,” writes author Richa Gupta.
Dehlvi wrote on a range of issues including minorities, women, Islamic spirituality and Delhi’s rich heritage. She was also a well-known filmmaker and journalist.
This book is best devoured in small doses. It made me pause many times, take a deep breath, and asked myself should I keep reading or is it time for a break?
Maybe I should feel guilty? To be celebrating my microscopic presence on this planet, during a period of such misery and catastrophic loss?
Born in Blackburn during World War II, Josephine Cox wrote more than 60 books that sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
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Carland fought for better salaries and conditions for nurses and midwives, and for the welfare of the elderly, and, perhaps most impressively of all, campaigned for the rights of gypsies.
A gripping blend of history and fiction, this book is a fascinating and inspiring portrait of the young Laxmibai, the extraordinary states person and fighter whom India has never forgotten.
The 29-year old’s story is about love in the time of communal politics and depicts the social cultures of modern India through a narrative about a Hindu woman and Muslim man.
Hunted by the Sky brought magic and fantasy back into my life. All I had to do was embrace the culture I was born into.