Crafting Through Words
Krishna Menon
SHAPING THE WORLD: WOMEN WRITERS ON THEMSELVES by Manju Kapur Hay House India, New Delhi, 2015, 150 pp., 399
March 2015, volume 39, No 3

Women are often reminded rather patronizingly of their important role in shaping the world. This is of course a reference to their role as mothers of future citizens, warriors and leaders, of men who would go onto shape the world. Women’s work all through history has been monumental, but never visible and of course never ever recorded; and yet women have silently and stubbornly carried on working and living and indeed shaping the world and the people that live in it.

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