Bhairavi by Shivani

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Bhairavi by Shivani is a story spanning generations that is redolent with Gothic imagery. The book tells the story of a woman’s life, her moral and mental strength and her resilience. Published by Simon and Schuster, the book is out now.

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A still, dense, ancient forest. A dark cave deep within. And in it a woman-child whose beauty can move the most pious to sin. Who is she and why did she jump from a moving train to land in the biggest cremation ground teeming with Aghori sadhus?

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A still, dense, ancient forest. A dark cave deep within. And in it a woman-child whose beauty can move the most pious to sin. Who is she and why did she jump from a moving train to land in the biggest cremation ground teeming with Aghori Sadhus? In this story spanning generations and redolent with Gothic imagery, Shivani urf Gaura Pant tells the story of a woman's life, her moral and mental strength and her resilience. She also examines the choices women have in her beautiful, descriptive prose. With an erudite foreword by her daughter and scholar, Mrinal Pande, and a preface by the translator, this book is Shivani for the 21st-century reader. 'Bhairavi' is on sale now! Grab your copy today! (check out the link in our bio) #books #writing #bhairavi #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #lockdownreads #quarantinereads #quarantinelife #bhairavi #shivani #translation #keeponreading #ilovetoread #bookcover #bookcoverlover @yodapress @sarkar_pri

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In this story spanning generations and redolent with Gothic imagery, Shivani urf gaura pant tells the story of a woman’s life, her moral and mental strength, and her resilience. She also examines the choices women have in her beautiful, descriptive prose. With an erudite foreword by her daughter and scholar, Mrinal Panda, and a preface by the translator, this book is Shivani for the 21st-century reader.

About the Author

Gaura Pant, who was better known as Shivani, was a pioneer of women’s fiction in India. Her stories were serialized in Hindi magazines throughout the 60s and 70s. One of the most-loved Hindi authors of recent times, most of her corpus of work has not been written to English. She was awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to Hindi Literature in 1982.
Priyanka Sarkar is a translator and editor. She has translated Chitra Mudgal’s, Giligadu (Niyogi Books 2019), and Shivani’s Bhairavi (Yoda Press-Simon & Schuster forthcoming) into English. Her translations of short stories from Hindi to English have been published by OUP, South Asian Review, and Women Unlimited. She has also written from English to Hindi and Bengali to English.

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