ONE FOOT ON THE GROUND: A LIFE TOLD THROUGH THE BODY
By Shanta Gokhale
Speaking Tiger, 2019, pp. 264, Rs.399.00
In November 2019, the Tata Literature Live Festival, held in Mumbai, conferred a lifetime achievement award upon Shanta Gokhale, recognizing and acknowledging her long and distinguished career. Reading her delightful memoir, we can understand the reason for the appreciation and accolades.
Shanta Gokhale has been a well-known, loved and recognized name in Marathi literary circles. An astute literary and cultural critic, Gokhale has also been a skilled translator and cultural commentator. She has worked as a lecturer in English, as a sub-editor with Femina, as a PR executive with Glaxo Laboratories and as arts editor with The Times of India. Gokhale has written two novels in Marathi, Rita Welinkar and Tya Varshi. Both won Maharashtra State awards for the best novel of the year and have been translated by her into English.