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00:42:00 (hh:mm) , English, Hindi
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Annie Zaidi writes across various genres – journalism, poetry, fiction, drama. Her books include 'Gulab', ‘Love Stories # 1 to 14’, 'Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and other True Tales', which was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Awards (Non-fiction), and she is the co-author of a series of inter-linked coming-of-age narratives called 'The Bad Boy's Guide to the Good Indian Girl'. Her play 'So Many Socks' was short-listed for the prestigious META awards. Ovr the years, she has written for a range of newspapers and magazines including Mid-Day, Frontline, Tehelka, Caravan, Mint, Elle, Femina, DNA, Forbes.
The Film traces the historical and social journeys of Indian women's lives as revealed through the literature they created in every era. The story of how women lived, and their march towards freedom and self-definition was not officially documented. However, through the verses of nuns, bhakti devotee rebels, folk songs, verses written by courtesans, amateur anthropologists, the memoirs of activists, and modern literature, we witness the oppressions and aspirations of Indian womanhood over two millenia. The film traces these changes through the translators, publishers, historians, and contemporary writers and readers who are pushing towards a more gender equal society.
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