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Au­thor PERVIN SAKET gives one of Ra­mayana’s most over­looked char­ac­ters an in­ter­est­ing spin with URMILA – THE FOR­GOT­TEN WIFE

Pune has bee­neen a breed­ing ground for not just home­grown writ­ers who have flour­ished pro­lif­i­cally, but also for writ­ers whoho want to find some eru­dite read­ers. Af­ter all, it is not easyasy to get read­ers who not only read ev­ery word but also un­der­stand what’s writ­ten in between. Re­cently, Pune wit­nesseded an un­usual event which merged dance and writ­ten words. The Gyaann Adab Cen­tre hosted an un­usual event, where au­thor Pervin Saket spoke of the jour­ney of her book, Si­mul­ta­ne­ously, Aparna Gandhi and Kar­ishma Har­lalka, through their dance and show­cased the jour­ney. The event also had Pervin speak about women in mythol­ogy and con­tem­po­rary nar­ra­tives. This, of course, was keep­ing in mind her book. Pervin her­self is an in­ter­est­ing and award-winning au­thor, who has been mak­ing a name for her­self in the In­dian lit­er­a­ture cir­cuit. She has been short­listed for the Ran­dom House In­dia Writ­ers Bloc Award 2013. Apart from she has writ­ten a chil­dren’s se­ries, and also a col­lec­tion of po­ems called

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