The Museum of Broken Tea Cups: Postcards from India’s Margins

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Author: Gunjan Veda

9789353883386 | PB | pp. 288 | 2020 | YODA Press, SAGE Select

the book seeks to celebrate the everyday heroes, who have, despite all odds, managed to change not just their own lives, but the lives of those around them. These seemingly ordinary people have the potential to inspire admiration, action and change.

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The performing arts in India have traditionally been the domain of Dalit communities. To this day, these men and women continue to nurture and foster their chosen art forms in the face of discrimination and prejudice. We consider ourselves to be connoisseurs of art and culture. Yet, we fail to recognize the very communities who have shaped this culture.

The book, using the symbology of the used, broken tea cup that upper caste households leave outside their doors for the use of Dalit workers, is an effort to recognize the immense cultural contribution made by Dalit communities through the stories of individual artists who languish in the forgotten gallis and mohallas of our villages and towns. At the same time, the book seeks to celebrate the everyday heroes, who have, despite all odds, managed to change not just their own lives, but the lives of those around them. These are students and teachers, artists and activists, storytellers and devadasis, daughters and mothers, sons and brothers—seemingly ordinary people—whose faces get lost in everyday life, but whose stories have the potential to inspire admiration, action and change.

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Author:

Gunjan Veda

ISBN:

9789353883386

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

288

Year of Publication:

2020

Publisher:

YODA Press, SAGE Select

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author is a story teller, a public policy and international development strategist and a gender policy specialist. A social entrepreneur, she is deeply interested in working with humanitarian aid and development assistance programmes, globally, to create innovative solutions ensuring access to rights and resources for vulnerable populations. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Warwick. She was formerly a policymaker with the Government of India with the Health, Nutrition and Gender portfolios. An avid cultural enthusiast and traveller, Gunjan loves interacting with people, learning about fast disappearing cultural forms and sharing nuggets about people and polity, art and artists through powerful stories. She is happiest when surrounded by a mound of books and some cheery birdsong!

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