BOOKS OF THE WEEK
By- Ritu Menon
About the Book :
Born to Ranjit Sitaram Pandit, a celebrated barrister from Kathiawad , Nayantara Sahgal lost her father at a very young age. She and her sister Chandralekha were studying abroad when her father died in the prison. With the entire struggle, she completed her graduated from Woodstock School and Wellesley College in 1947.
A member of the first family of Indian politics, Nayantara is one of the renowned authors. Novelist, political commentator, memoirist and essayist, she is unique for having portrayed India’s post-independence development in everything she wrote. Her circumstances made her keenly aware of the power relations that inform every facet of life, while her political columns marked her as one of the most perceptive writers to follow the evolution of democracy and politics in the country—from its promise of equality and freedom from want to its present crisis of credibility.
Out of Line: A Personal and Political Biography of Nayantara Sahgal by Ritu Menon is the first wide-ranging, authorized one of this important writer, based on first-hand information, lengthy interviews, private papers, thousands of letters and archival documents.
About the Author :
Ritu Menon, the co-founder of the publishing house Kali for Women and founder of Women Unlimited, an associate of Kali for Women. She is the author and editor of several books, among them the ground-breaking Borders and Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition and Making a Difference: Memoirs from the Women’s Movement in India.
ISBN : 9789351365952 Price : Rs. 599.00