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Earth Republic Chatter from the Capital’s Cauldron (and Beyond)

Author Name: V. Shruti Devi | Format: Paperback | Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction | Other Details

Earth Republic: Chatter from the Capital’s Cauldron (and Beyond) is a collection of ten free-wheeling articles written in conversational style, verging on the informally careless.

The potpourri of commentaries on theatre, sport, food, agriculture, world politics, Bruce Springsteen, Imran Khan, women’s rights, world peace, people’s belief systems, the right to privacy judgement… all with the flavour of New Delhi, right up to the present-day NCR, with tribal India and outer space forming a billowing backdrop for the grand production that is the Republic of Earth.

Earth Republic brings to the recliner, as well as to the office-desk-trying-to-look-busy, thoughts from time and space, and last night’s rally at the mantle-piece. It is an invitation to forge reality and rattle the galaxy, all in one pranayama-yoga clarion call.

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V. Shruti Devi

V. Shruti Devi is a politician, lawyer, independent consultant, pro bono adviser on various aspects of governmental policy, and a specialist in environmental and tribal rights law. She is also an activist, author, poet, occasional freelance writer, and dabbler in theatre.

Born in Chennai on the 30th of December, 1972, Shruti did her schooling at Mater Dei School, New Delhi. She studied at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, where she was awarded a B.A. (Honours) degree in English Literature and at the Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, from where she won an LL.B. degree. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Environmental Law from the Centre for Environmental Law, WWF-India.

She has worked on part-time projects for the United Nations, Winrock India International, Butterworths Legal Publishers, and various international forestry networks and coalitions. A member of the bar for the past twenty years, she is also a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) of India. Shruti is a key member of the Indian National Congress (INC) Party, which she joined formally in 1998.

Shruti’s ancestral home is in Kurupam, Andhra Pradesh, where she lives these days. She frequently travels to the NCR and elsewhere. She is the author of Deep Wood Trance, a work of fiction published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta.



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