ISBN 9788129115379,English Lessions

English Lessions


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788129115379

ISBN-10 8129115379


Number of Pages 600 Pages
Language (English)

General & world history

Shauna Singh Balgwin's passionate stories dramatise the lives of Indian women from 1919 to today, from India to Canada to the US. Through the eyes of these women adjusting to change, we see a world whose familiar rhythms mask dissonance and discord. Overtly, the stories are about the ongoing struggle of the Sikh women to keep their identity and assert it. More subtly, the stories describe the cost of integration into the new world, how colonialism survives in the minds of the colonised, and how these women confront the twin fears: fear of freedom and of the 'other'. Shauna Singh Baldwin?s first novel, What the Body Remembers, the story of two Sikh women in a polygamous marriage in colonial India was published by Knopf, Canada, Transworld UK, and Doubleday USA. It received the 2000 Commonwealth Writer?s Prize for Best Book (Canada-Caribbean region) and has been translated into fourteen languages. She is the author of English Lessons and Other Stories and a co-author of a Foreign Visitor?s Survival Guide to America. Shauna?s awards include the international Nehru Award for public speaking and the Shastri Award for English Prose. She received the 1995 Writers Union of Canada Award for short prose and the 1997 Canadian Literary Award.