MUMBAI, (GNI): Sreemoyee Piu Kundu launched her first Non-fiction book last night at Taj Lands End. It was a wonderful evening with Status Single cocktails and an empowering panel comprising Film-writer and Director Tanuja Chandra, screen writer Gazal Dhaliwal, Transgender activist and single mother Gauri Sawant and Shikha Makan, AD filmmaker and Director of Bachelor Girl. The panel was moderated by Sarah Jacob, Senior Editor and host of We the people on NDTV.
Also present at the launch were Anupriya Goenka who was last seen in Padmavat, Film writer and Director Soumik Sen, TV Actors Kamalika Guha Thakurta, Neha Hirani, Jayanti Bhatia and Smita Bansal, Piyush Jha, Theatre personality Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal and Chef Michael Swamy.
Status Single (Published by Amaryllis, for RS 350), is India’s first Non-fiction Novel on 74 million single women who constitute 21 % of the nation’s population. This includes divorced, separated, abounded women with children, disabled, and LGBTQ category for women.
Status Single is a tale of grit and gumption, anger and loneliness, and the daily struggles of being single in India. The Book Which has traveled already to 4 cities, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai has earn glowing reviews in almost all mainlines and magazines, including the Hindu, Mint lounge, DNA, Hindustan Times, Scroll, Daily O, Femina, Society, India Today, Deccan Chronicle, business Standard and ABP. The Loss Angeles Times and The Guardian, London have covered the book, Calling it a feminal work of female identity, Which exposes the reality of urban, middle class, professional single women all across India.
Replete with different perspectives and anecdotes, Status Single weaves together Interviews of 3000 single women conducted over one year. From difficulties in renting an apartment, body shamming in the arrange marriage market, the ups and downs of the online dating world, the tough task of being a care taker to ageing parents, stating business post the divorce, battling sexual harassment at work. Fighting lengthy court cases to secure adoption rights for transgender single women, battling disabilities, Status Single is the beginning of the nationwide movement for and by single women. Ends