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My Half of the Sky: 12 Life Stories of Courage

by Indrani Raimedhi SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Hbk 196 pages
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What you are holding in your hand is a collection of real stories of real women that were waiting to be narrated; stories that go beyond clich and eacute;s and hype to reveal the indomitable spirit of woman. The women featured in this book challenge traditional views about women and rsquo;s place in society and the home. They prove that Indian women are boldly stepping out of their marginalized space. They have confronted great odds and endured heart-breaking ordeals to stand by what they believe in. This book also stands for the premise that all issues are women issues.

Foreword B G Verghese
Betrayed by Love: Jahnabi Goswami
The Only Man: Monalisa Changkija
Born Free: Parbati Barua
Silencing the Whispers: Birubala Rabha
Walking Tall: Urmee Mazumdar
How Green Are the Hills?: Bertha G Dkhar
Mapping the Truth: Teresa Rehman
Pulling No Punches: Mary Kom
Opening the Cage: Hasina Kharbhih
Woman on the Go: Monisha Behal
Words for the Wronged: Rita Chowdhury
Director's Special: Manju Borah

[The book] profiles 12 women from North-East, all great achievers who have become role models in gives the reader a picture of northeast and its social issues, as seen through the eyes of a compassionate group of activist women.
Indrani Raimedhi is a journalist, a columnist, and an author. She won the Kunjabala Devi Award for Investigative Reporting on women issues in 2004. She is at present Feature Editor with the Assam Tribune daily (established 1939) and was recruited as the first woman journalist in the editorial department in 1989. Author of nine books, Raimedhias four anthologies of short stories include The Season Coming, The Concubineas Room, The Night Journey, and The Strangeras Touch. Her books for children have been used in schools as rapid readers. Her poetry and short fiction have been published in national magazines as well as in Austria and The Netherlands. Raimedhi has been Resource Person at IGNOUs Phone-in-Creative Writing Program in All India Radio, Guwahati. Several of her stories have been translated and also made into television serials. She has researched and anchored a six-part series on Assamas greatest living writers. She has visited Germany, Belgium, and UK as a delegate of an AINEFaEuropean Union Gender Project. At present she is giving the finishing touches to another anthology of short fictions titled A Season of Waiting.