Stories for South Asian Supergirls

Raj Kaur Khaira

Through the fascinating stories of 60 women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives written for them by their culture, wider society and the media. From a prominent suffragette (Sophia Duleep Singh) and the Indian princess who spied for Britain in World War II (Noor Inayat Khan) to the world's first elected female prime minister (Sirimavo Bandaranaike) and a Booker Prize-winning author (Arundhati Roy), Stories for South Asian Supergirls seeks to redress the imbalance for young girls of colour by empowering them to break new ground for themselves and to inspire others in the process. The biographies are illustrated by ten renowned South Asian female artists, making this book a collector's item in its own right.

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