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AuthorShinie Antony
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRupa Publications
Publication Date11/1/2017
Book DescriptionWeaving together the narratives of non-conformist women from real life with those imagined, An Unsuitable Woman introduces you to the everyday heroines in the Indian society confronting patriarchy. This book includes seventeen inspirational and touching contributions in the form of prose and poetry, from writers like Anand Neelakantan, Madhavi Mahadevan, Sukla Singha, Humra Quraishi and Mitra Phukan, among others. It offers fascinating glimpses of everyday rebellion against patriarchy by a handful of women-from Amrita Sher-Gil, the rebel artist to Leila Seth, the first female chief justice of a state High Court, and to Social Activist Chandraprabha's unassailable belief in her reforms; the legendary Nangeli who severed her breasts to assert her dissent against an unjust social order to Jahnavi Barua's nameless protagonist who renders all social stigmas. Plunge into the world of these 'unsuitable' women and partake of their undaunted spirit.
About the AuthorShinie Antony is an award-winning writer, editor and columnist. She has written seven books, including Barefoot and Pregnant, The Orphanage for Words, When Mira Went Forth and Multiplied and A Kingdom for His Love. She has also compiled the anthology Why We Don’t Talk. Co-founder of the Bangalore Literature Festival and director of the Bengaluru Poetry Festival, Shinie won the Commonwealth Short Story Asia region prize in 2003 for her story A Dog’s Death.
Number of Pages168
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