For International Women’s Day, the University of Mumbai will release, ‘Women Empowerment Through Poetry’ – an anthology of poems, edited by Arushi Sharma, Aishe Debnath, Manisha Karne, Aparna Phadke, Satishchandra Kumar, and Rajesh Kharat. Glad to be reading my poems at this august gathering on Tuesday, 8th March 2022, 5 pm.
“Over the past few years, International Women’s Day has marked a new dimension for women globally. Breaking the borders of national, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic orientations, this day celebrates the achievements of women from all walks of life. Women Empowerment through Poetry maps down the distinct roles of women, their journey, barriers on the way, and sagas of overcoming hurdles. The heterogeneity of poems in this book reminds us of all the challenges and struggles women have faced and made a way for them to walk on. From dealing with inequality to standing up for her ‘self’ and from demanding ‘A room of one’s own’ to creating ‘freedom of mind and place’, she gripped her belonging with all her unsettling thoughts in this settled world.”
You can get a copy of the book here.