Author: Padma SachdevTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Uma Vasudev/Jyotsna SinghPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 347ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123761770
Born in Jammu, in 1940, the author of this book Ms Padma Sachdev is one of the eminent poets of Dogri language. With positive attitude towards life and strong will - power she has carved a niche for herself in the literary kingdom of Dogri as well as Hindi. Recipient of several literary awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award, Soviet Land Nehru Award, Hindi Academy Puraskar and the Jammu & Kashmir Government's Robe of Honour, she has to her credit various Dogri poetry, Hindi prose, novels, short stories, travelogues and more than half a dozen translations.The autobiography is a bitter journey of a Dogra girl of Jammu who fought with the orthodox and men-oriented society. She lived in an era in which women were subjected to torture and were seen suspiciously. She faced a number of turns and twists that came across and achieved the success by her dedication and love of the people. THE TRANSLATORS:Ms Usa Vasudev’s writings span a wide range from politics to fiction and the arts. Her novel, ‘Shreya of Sonagarh’ earned her a review from an eminent novelist, late Sri Mulk Raj Anand. She was the Editor of India Quarterly, the journal of the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Editor of India Today, for a short period.Dr Jyotsna Singh is the daughter of last king of Jammu and Kashmir Dr Karan Singh. Being the area of her interest she has written articles on enamelling as a medium of contemporary art, on women and Jammu and Kashmir. Presently, she is the Director of Dara Shikoh Centre for the Arts, Srinagar.
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