Raj Kaur Khaira’s New Book Tells the Story of Famous and Under-Celebrated Women | Indiafleurit
Calcutta, Jul 19 (UNI) A woman will probably tell her compatriot’s story better than a man.
Despite famous authors like Lev Tolstoy, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chatterjee or Alberto Moravia diving deep into the female psyche, a female writer is perhaps better placed to sketch a female character.
HarperCollins Children’s Book and Kashi House have announced the release of the well titled “Stories For South Asian Supergirls” by Raj Kaur Khaira.
Through the inspiring stories of 50 famous and under-celebrated women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have the chance to dream of a lifetime for themselves which differs radically from the limited narratives and stereotypes written for by their culture, society at large and mainstream media.
Bringing together illustrious artists (Mindy Kaling, Lilly Singh, Norah Jones, Hannah Simone), pioneering business leaders (Indra Nooyi, Anjali Sud, Ruchi Sanghvi) and a host of other equally remarkable but less known personalities (including spy, Noor Inayat Khan, fiery suffragist, Sophia Duleep Singh and fearless activist, Jayaben Desai), Stories for South Asian Supergirls seeks to correct the imbalance for young girls of color by empowering them to innovate for themselves and to succeed. ‘inspire others to treat it.
Illustrated with striking portraits of ten international South Asian artists (including two Indian), this book is intended for all ages.
Khaira’s lifelong passion for gender equality led her to found the “Pink Ladoo” project in 2015. This innovative initiative, which promotes equal treatment of newborns in South Asian families, has attracted tens of thousands of followers in communities across Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and India. It quickly became one of the most important feminist movements for South Asian women in the world and propelled Raj to become an influential and credible thought leader.
Raj was born in the UK, raised in Vancouver and Toronto and now lives in London. It will donate 100% of its author’s profits to the following charities that support women and children: The Flying Seagull Project, Child Poverty Action Group UK and The Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Her book has already received rave reviews with The Times Children’s Book of the Week, saying, “There is someone here for every girl and boy… an inspiring book. The Observer said: “This gallery of inspiring rascals is up to date. This plea for courage celebrates warrior queens of Bangladeshi, Indian, Nepalese and Pakistani descent… in pragmatic language designed to highlight obstacles overcome. ‘
“The most beautiful, full-bodied and craziest book of all time! … Must be in every library, home and school ever built, ”said ONJALI RAUF, author of“ THE BOY IN THE BACK OF THE CLASS ”.
“Warmly filled with the power, resilience and resourcefulness of South Asian women,” observed BOOK TRUST, while the Morning Star reviewer described it as “one of the most beautiful and most beautiful books. visually stimulating that I have seen for a long time “.