‘My Book is About The Women in My Life’: Gurmehar Kaur

Here’s all you need to know about Gurmehar Kaur’s upcoming book, Small Acts of Freedom.

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Penguin Random House India will be publishing Gurmehar’s Small Acts of Freedom in January 2018 and it has already sparked interest with its enigmatic tease-in:

Gurmehar Kaur has a story to tell. But it’s not the story you think it is.

Telling the tale of three passionate women (her grandmother, her mother and herself) who have faced the world on their own terms, the book’s narrative structure criss-crosses between the past and present, spanning seventy years from 1947 to 2017.

According to the publishing house:

It’s a story of resilience, strength and love. From her grandmother who came to India from Lahore after Partition to the whirlwind romance between Kaur’s parents, from her father’s state funeral to her harrowing experiences since her days of student activism, Kaur’s book is about the fierceness of love, the power of family, and the little acts that beget big revolutions.

In this interview, Gurmehar Kaur sheds light on herself, the book and the inspiration behind it.

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