Devaki Jain, author of ‘The Brass Notebook‘ in conversation with Nishtha Satyam, Deputy Country Representative, UN Women. In this session, they explore the latter’s memoirs and her life as a feminist economist.
Salma is someone who regards a woman’s body to be of great value, one that can be used to make political statements. She shares that she has always held women who made use of their bodies to script success in their lives – from actors to gymnasts and athletes – in awe. “It has to […]
SPEAKING TIGER AUTHOR NAYANTARA SAHGAL CONFERRED WITH
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT AUTHER AWARDS 2020
9th March 2020, New Delhi:
Eminent author Nayantara Sahgal was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the AutHer Awards 2020 for her outstanding contribution to literature. The award was presented at a ceremony held at Taj Palace, New Delhi on 8 March 2020. (more…)
2020, a tumultuous decade conflated, is thus a poignant time to reread [Purushottam Agrawal’s Who Is Bharat Mata?, a compendium of writing by Nehru and about Nehru.] India is witnessing both a once-in- a-century pandemic and a build-up of tens of thousands of troops at the border with China, almost 60 years after the Indian Army was routed in 1962 when Nehru was prime minister. What progress has been made in health and defence since and how might Nehru have responded? – The Mint Lounge
Economist and activist Devaki Jain acknowledges both the inspiration and the irony in her recent memoir, The Brass Notebook. In a meeting with [Doris] Lessing in 1958, the writer instructed her to ‘write your story now’. Decades later, Jain, now 87, chose brass as “the receptacle for my story”, “a hardier, homelier metal than gold. It represents not perfection or unity, but an honourable imperfection consistent with my own limits”. -India Today