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“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction”. Virginia Woolf   Thus spoke Virginia Woolf in A Room of One’s Own; avant-garde, writer, woman and feminist, she was way ahead of her times. What gave birth to the book was a collection of lectures that she delivered at Cambridge University in 1928. This book throws light on several issues such as sex discrimination, lesbianism, right to women’s education and financ...
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    Some weeks ago, I attended a retrospective on Amma (Kamala Suraiya nee Das) at which Suresh Kohli screened a video interview of hers, where she spoke of her grandmother and her great-grandmother. I told Suresh that this was typical of Amma, for to her by far the most important influences in life came from the maternal side. She never let me and my brothers forget how disappointed she was that all her children were male, or how happy she was in being bor...
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    'Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again, Take me to you, imprison me, for I Except you enthral me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me'.   John Donne   Bards and poets have composed and sung about the immortality of love down the ages. The list is always endless. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, we decided to list some of our all-time favorites for our readers. The poem above is by John Donne from sixteen...
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                          It is quite a daunting task to list the works of the Indian literary stalwarts who  were/are women. History tells us that the first known woman writer and poet was Enheduanna who was a princess and a priestess of the moon god Nanna. She was the daughter of King Sargon from the kingdom of Akkad in Mesopotamia. She lived around 2300-2225 B.C! Here is our list of s...
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