Frontlist | Nisha Susan’s debut book with female perspective is funFrontlist | Nisha Susan’s debut book with female perspective is fun
on Dec 10, 2020
Anyone familiar with Susan’s writings on The Ladies Finger, the feminist journalism website she founded, wouldn’t be surprised at the stories in this collection, writes Sowvendra Shekhar Hansda
I am already aware of the patience the protagonist shows and the anxiety she battles between the time she signs the contract with the publisher till her book is, finally, published. The eccentricities of the guests at the lit fest has already put a smile on my face. (Remember: this is all in impeccable English.) The atmosphere on the page is as real as being there at an actual lit fest. And then, all of a sudden, there in the middle of the page, in the midst of all those English words, I spot a random and very common Hindi word, a word almost all of us have grown up listening to and laughing at its connotations, used so masterfully in a full English sentence that my reaction is not of surprise—it is laughter
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