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"It was a wonderful experience interacting with you and appreciate the way you have planned and executed the whole publication process within the agreed timelines.”Subrat SaurabhAuthor of Kuch Woh Pal
This collective literary effort has taken the stories of 17 ‘everyday’ women from India – a housemaid, a lawyer, a divorcee, a doctor battling Covid-19, a single mother… It covers their most intimate stories in easy-to-read free verse.
It is time the voice of the common Indian woman got heard - with all the unique challenges she faces living in this cultural ecosystem, with all its attendant heartaches and joys, highs and lows. This is the voice of the unheard women of India. And they are speaking out bravely, without fear of shame or social ostracisation. They want to inspire other women – just ordinary, everyday women like themselves – to start speaking their truth by sharing their (often painful) histories and lifting the veil on the unspoken.
This anthology covers sexuality, societal judgement, divorce, education systems for women, domestic slavery, parental control and interference, in-laws and misogyny... It comprises powerful stories that tell of the hidden powerhouse that drives this nation. One that is finally breaking free of the chains that have kept them bound for as far back as any of us can remember.
These are the stories of the battles and triumphs of every Indian woman and this book is a salute to their everyday courage and resilience.
Sangeetha Shinde Tee
Sangeetha Shinde Tee is an author, editor and healer who has almost thirty years international experience in magazine development, fiction writing, and helping women and men deal with their everyday lives. Her diverse background includes writing three books of short-stories – Amman: Story, A Moral Murder, and The Book of Anglo-Indian Tales, launching and editing two cultural magazines in the Middle East, the editorship of The Business Innovator in Europe. She was a judge on the London-based Five Stop Story contest and the international Haut Monde beauty pageant. She has been published by Femina, Savvy, and Reader’s Digest and was one of the highest read contributors of the globally acclaimed blog, www.teabox.com.
Inspired by her work with many Indian women across the globe, she was compelled to curate and edit this anthology of real-life experiences to highlight the incredible resilience of Indian women everywhere.
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