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Momspeak

Momspeak

The Funny, Bittersweet Story of Motherhood in India

Pooja Pande
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Mother. Woman. Human.

What is it like to be a mother in India? Is there only one kind of woman as mother or can mothers be as different as chalk and cheese?

In this original, provocative book, Pooja Pande peels off the layers of social propriety to delve deep into the visceral reality of motherhood, much glorified but barely understood in India. Exploring the spectrum of experiences mothers have as women, as humans-from ecstasy to depression, jealous possessiveness to indifference, exhaustion to sensual desire-she reveals the personal, social and emotional roller-coaster motherhood can be. Through vignettes of her personal journey, and hilarious and poignant episodes in the lives of different mothers-married, divorced, single, queer, adoptive-Pande celebrates and shines new light on this transformative, life-affirming experience. Whatever kind of mother you are, you will find your truth reflected in these pages.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jun/2020

ISBN: 9780143449935

Length : 248 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Momspeak

The Funny, Bittersweet Story of Motherhood in India

Pooja Pande

Mother. Woman. Human.

What is it like to be a mother in India? Is there only one kind of woman as mother or can mothers be as different as chalk and cheese?

In this original, provocative book, Pooja Pande peels off the layers of social propriety to delve deep into the visceral reality of motherhood, much glorified but barely understood in India. Exploring the spectrum of experiences mothers have as women, as humans-from ecstasy to depression, jealous possessiveness to indifference, exhaustion to sensual desire-she reveals the personal, social and emotional roller-coaster motherhood can be. Through vignettes of her personal journey, and hilarious and poignant episodes in the lives of different mothers-married, divorced, single, queer, adoptive-Pande celebrates and shines new light on this transformative, life-affirming experience. Whatever kind of mother you are, you will find your truth reflected in these pages.

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback

Pooja Pande

Pooja Pande is a writer, TED speaker, and currently the Co-CEO of Chambal Media, home to Khabar Lahariya. Her books include Red Lipstick (Penguin 2016), a literary-styled memoir of celebrity transgender rights activist Laxmi, and Momspeak' (Penguin 2020), a first-of-its-kind feminist exploration of the institution and experience of motherhood in India.

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Momspeak: The funny, bittersweet story of motherhood in India is an original, provocative book that peels off the layers of social propriety and delves deep into the visceral reality of motherhood, much glorified but barely understood in India. Exploring the spectrum of experiences mothers have as women, as humans—from ecstasy to depression, jealous possessiveness to […]

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