Monday, September 27, 2010

Esther David, Ahmedabad in US calendar on Jewish women writers

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) has chosen to feature Shalom India Housing Society a novel by Esther David published by Women Unlimited, New Delhi and Feminist Press, USA, in the Hasassah-Brandeis 2010-2011 calendar, which highlights 12 eminent Jewish women authors of across the world whose 'writing illuminates a particular city'. The title of the calendar is 'Jewish Women Writers and the Cities that Influence Them'.

The calendar highlights authors whose writing illuminates life in urban settings all across the globe. Featured authors share experiences that span multiple generations, 12 cities and eight countries. Each writer's Jewishness comes out through her work in unique ways and the calendar highlights themes of immigration, identity, family, gender and religion.

Shulamit Reinharz, founding director of HBI says, "You will discover how writing these books challenged stereotypes, recognizes the power of books to transform and enlighten." In the past, HBI calendars featured the achievements and contributions of Jewish women scientists, writers, athletes, women rabbis, and activist artists.

Full report here Times of India 

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