SUNFLOWERS: Incredible Journeys of Epic Women Artists from India by Sujata Parashar 

SUNFLOWERS: Incredible Journeys of Epic Women Artists from India 

Book Name:   SUNFLOWERS: Incredible Journeys of Epic Women Artists from India 

Author's Name:  Sujata Parashar

Book Summary

For a long time, women artists, particularly in India, did not have it easy. So, what contributes to a woman artist’s success? Is it grit, determination or passion? Sunflowers: Incredible Journeys of Epic Women Artists from India unveils unfiltered and untold success stories of twelve remarkable women artists. The book captures the heart and mind of these female artists belonging from diverse fields such as theatre, visual arts, fashion, etc. and traces their artistic journeys through pivotal stages of their lives. Much like sunflowers, each artist blossoms amid adversities, demonstrating art as a rewarding career and challenging societal biases. Through the real-life narratives, the book urges readers to view artists as creative nurturers of society. It explores personal themes like relationships, youthful aspirations, the choice between pursuing passion and academic education, the influence of family and friends, and the delicate balance between an artist’s life and societal roles like mother, daughter, partner, etc. These uplifting tales will not only inspire the young but also enlighten general readers while providing valuable insights for researchers in gender studies, sociology, popular culture, and more.

Price:  ₹ 464

Author's Details: Sujata Parashar, a prolific author, gained recognition with her debut novel ‘In Pursuit of Infidelity’ in 2009, followed by successful works like ‘In Pursuit of Ecstasy’ and ‘In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence.’ Her socio-political thriller ‘The Temple Bar Woman’ earned the A3F Foundation Best Fiction award in 2021. Beyond fiction, Sujata co-wrote ‘The Sundesh Story’ for Dabur India’s CSR in 2019 and released ‘In Pursuit of Mi Amor’ in 2021, dedicated to the Hemophilia community. Her nonfiction work ‘Going Solo: Raising Happy Kids’ won the PVLF Excellence Award in 2021. As a social activist, trainer and talk therapist, Sujata was a founding member of Empowering Minds and contributed to the Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) program. Her talk-therapy platform The Talk–it–Out–Express (TiOE), launched in 2019, promotes emotional health. She also serves as Vice President of WICCI’s Arts Leadership Council - Delhi. She has been the recipient of prestigious awards such as 100 Women Faces in 2018, Karmaveer Chakra Award in 2016 and 2019, Women Achiever of 2021 and the PVLF Author Excellence Award in 2022. In 2022, she was also recognized as an Iconic Author and received the Munshi Premchand Award by Aesthetics International in 2023 for her outstanding contribution to literature. www.sujataparashar.in

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