Off the Beaten Track - The Story of My Unconventional Life

Saeeda Bano was the first woman in India to work as a radio newsreader, known then and still as the doyenne of Urdu broadcasting. Over her unconventional and courageous life, she walked out of a suffocating marriage, witnessed the violence of Partition, lost her son for a night in a refugee camp, ate toast with Nehru and fell in love with a married man who would, in the course of their twenty-five year-relationship, become the Mayor of Delhi. Les mer

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Saeeda Bano was the first woman in India to work as a radio newsreader, known then and still as the doyenne of Urdu broadcasting. Over her unconventional and courageous life, she walked out of a suffocating marriage, witnessed the violence of Partition, lost her son for a night in a refugee camp, ate toast with Nehru and fell in love with a married man who would, in the course of their twenty-five year-relationship, become the Mayor of Delhi. Though she was born into privilege in Bhopal the only Indian state to be ruled by women for four successive generations her determination, independence and frankness make this a remarkable memoir and a crucial disruption in India's understanding of her own past

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Forlag
Penguin
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9789385932991
Utgivelsesår
2020
Format
22 x 13 cm

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Saeeda Bano (1914-2001) was the first woman radio newscaster in India. Shahana Raza is Saeeda Bano's granddaughter. She has a master's in film and video production and has worked in television, radio, and other print media. She currently lives in Dubai.

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