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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Women writers and books

Yesterday I met Daman Singh through a common friend of mine at her house. She is indeed a very polite and down-to-earth woman. Her Labrador Snoopy reminded me of my wife's pet dogs Kenjo and Casper (picture). Singh has written a book Nine by Nine which is published by Harper & Collins.We discovered a common interest in books and we discussed about some of the recent books and of course her forthcoming book as well which she will be writing on her parents. 
I also met Urvashi Butalia from Zubaan, a publishing house specialising in books on women. Urvashi is doing a great job to uplift womens' writings. Though Shabana had introduced me to her over phone and we had talked few times, it was only yesterday that we met for the first time in person. One of Zubaan's recent publications is Kaifi & I: A Memoir which is translated in English by Nasreen Rehman and written by Shabana's mother Shaukat Kaifi. It was a short meeting as she had a flight for Abu Dhabi to attend a book fair. I think her organisation and mine may work together in future.
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