Published by Kashi House on 16th May 2019, £12.99 hardback
Through the inspirational stories of 50 famous and under-celebrated women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives and stereotypes written for them by their culture, wider society and the mainstream media.
From the British Muslim spy Noor Inayat Khan and the fearless activist Jayaben Desai, to the award-winning comedian Mindy Kaling and Facebook’s first female engineer Ruchi Sanghvi, Stories for South Asian Supergirls brings together a host of remarkable women, spanning household names and virtually unknown figures. Including business leaders, authors, actors and TV personalities, this treasure trove of stories seeks to redress the imbalance for young girls of colour by empowering them to break new ground for themselves and to inspire others in the process.
Illustrated with striking portraits by ten international South Asian female artists, this is a book for all ages: the perfect gift that will be treasured by parents as much as their children will enjoy reading them.
RAJ KAUR KHAIRA’s lifelong passion for gender issues led her to founding the Pink Ladoo Project in 2015. This innovative initiative, which encourages the equal treatment of new born girls in South Asian families, has attracted tens of thousands of followers in communities across the UK, Canada, the US and Australia. It has rapidly become one of the most prominent feminist movements for South Asian women globally, and propelled Raj to becoming an influential and credible thought-leader.
Raj lives in London and has degrees in biology, politics and law. She is a qualified solicitor and helps build legal, operational and culture/talent departments in tech startups.
She will be donating 100% of author proceeds from book sales to charity.