Off the beaten track: the story of my unconventional life

By: Bano, Saeeda
Contributor(s): Raza, Shahana [Translator]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi Zubaan 2020Description: xii, 268 p.: ill.ISBN: 9789385932991Subject(s): Saeeda Bano | Radio newsreader | Urdu broadcasting - RadioDDC classification: 920.00904 Summary: Saeeda Bano was the first woman in India to work as a radio newsreader, known then and still as the doyenne of Urdu broadcasting. Over her unconventional and courageous life, she walked out of a suffocating marriage, witnessed the violence of Partition, lost her son for a night in a refugee camp, ate toast with Nehru and fell in love with a married man who would, in the course of their twenty-five-year relationship, become the Mayor of Delhi. Though she was born into privilege in Bhopal-the only Indian state to be ruled by women for four successive generations-her determination, independence and frankness make this a remarkable memoir and a crucial disruption in India’s understanding of her own past. https://penguin.co.in/book/off-the-beaten-track/
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Saeeda Bano was the first woman in India to work as a radio newsreader, known then and still as the doyenne of Urdu broadcasting. Over her unconventional and courageous life, she walked out of a suffocating marriage, witnessed the violence of Partition, lost her son for a night in a refugee camp, ate toast with Nehru and fell in love with a married man who would, in the course of their twenty-five-year relationship, become the Mayor of Delhi. Though she was born into privilege in Bhopal-the only Indian state to be ruled by women for four successive generations-her determination, independence and frankness make this a remarkable memoir and a crucial disruption in India’s understanding of her own past.

https://penguin.co.in/book/off-the-beaten-track/

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