A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti is a tale of young Krishna and her journey of making an identity for herself in the state of Delhi in 1947. Krishna applies for a position at a preschool in the princely state of Sirohi, which is beginning to transition into the republic of India. She boldly faces various challenges that come her way regarding her refugee status and sexist backlashes by the man in-charge of hiring at the school.
An opportunity to serve as a governess to the child maharaja Tej Singh gives her the perfect chance to make Sirohi her new home. However, it remains to be seen how long this ideal job opportunity lasts. Immerse yourself into this exceptional tale of Partition loss and dislocation to know more.
Here we give you 6 interesting facts about the author:
Krishna Sobti was born in Gujrat which is now in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Krishna Sobti spent her childhood in Delhi and Shimla.
Krishna Sobti won the Sahitya Akademi award in the year 1980 for her renowned book Zindaginama.
In the year 1996, Krishna Sobti was awarded the highest award of the Akademi, the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.
Krishna Sobti had also written a few of her works under the name Hashmat.
Krishna Sobti is considered to be the grande dame of Hindi Literature.
Part novel, part memoir, part feminist anthem, A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There is not only a powerful tale of Partition loss and dislocation but also charts the odyssey of a spirited young woman determined to build a new identity for herself on her own terms.