Status Single – The Truth About Being a Single Woman in India by award winning feminist writer and former journalist Sreemoyee Piu Kundu was launched in Kolkata. Present at the event were actors Ekavali Khanna, Sreelekha Mitra and Priyanka Rati Pal, singer Lagnajita Chakraborty, Dr Rupali Basu, Director of Oxford Bookstore Maina Bhagat, cultural personality Anjum Katyal, Dr Indrani Lodh and Dr Gouri Basu among others.
This is a tale of grit and gumption, anger and loneliness, and the daily struggle of being single in India. Replete with different perspectives and anecdotes, Status Single weaves together real-life stories that encompass areas that affect single women, like online dating and being paraded in front of prospective in-laws, of sex and sexuality, adoption, freezing of eggs, and much more.
Status Single, being published by Amaryllis (a Manjul imprint), is the first book on single women in India. Some of the women from Kolkata who have been featured in the book are publicist Supreeta Singh, journalist Hemchhaya De, filmmaker and single mother Anindita Sarbadicari, entrepreneur Ruchita Kazaria, author Sudeshna Ghosh and cinematographer Sonali Sarkar.
The book launch was followed by a panel discussion moderated by cultural personality Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee. The panel included film maker Aninidita Sarbadicari, actress Chandreyee Ghosh, party spokesperson for AIADMK, Chennai, Apasara Reddy and entrepernuer Ruchita Kazaria along with Sreemoyee Piu Kundu.
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