Shaili Chopra and Meghna Pant’s collaborative effort, Feminist Rani, is a handbook for feminism in India. It is a collection of interviews with leaders who have a bold feminist voice. Kalki Koechlin, Rana Ayyub, and Gauri Sawant among others have contributed to it. Meghna Pant’s Feminist Rani is a testimony of women’s issues.
These leaders are advocating for equality, gender equity, and women’s rights. The book captures compelling and informative conversations which provide insights into the ever-evolving concept of feminism. This book comes at a time when women are refusing to be silenced. They are now lobbying for change. India’s feminist history is unrecorded, says the co-author, Meghna Pant. Therefore, there is a need for this book now more than ever.
Speaker | Personality Details
Meghna Pant is an award-winning author, columnist, feminist and TEDx speaker. Her books have been published to critical and commercial acclaim. Pant's debut collection of short stories Happy Birthday (Random House, 2013) was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Award 2014. One and a Half Wife (Westland, 2012)-her bestselling debut novel-won the national Muse India Young Writer Award and was shortlisted for several other awards, including the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Her latest book The Trouble with Women (Juggernaut, 2016) is considered a landmark in feminist writing and was described as 'the best book from Juggernaut' by Hindu BusinessLine.
Pant has also won the FON South Asia Short Story Award (2016) and the Bharat Nirman Award (2017) for her writing.