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Shahana Raza

Shahana Raza

Session

Off the Beaten Track: The Story of My Unconventional Life

Shahana Raza in conversation with Urvashi Butalia

Saaeda Bano's Off the Beaten Track: The Story of My Unconventional Life is translated from Urdu into English by her granddaughter Shahana Raza. It opens a window into the life and undying spirit of a doyenne of Urdu broadcasting and India’s first woman radio newsreader. In a conversation with writer and publisher Urvashi Butalia, Raza gives us a glimpse of Saeeda’s determination, independence and courage which provides a unique and crucial disruption in India’s understanding of the past.