Author:Jasodhara Bagchi (Intro.), Sarmistha Dutta Gupta & Narayani Gupta (Comp. & Eds)

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A Fighting Spirit: Selected Writings of Ashoka Gupta

By: Jasodhara Bagchi (Intro.), Sarmistha Dutta Gupta & Narayani Gupta (Comp. & Eds)

Price: $14.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037600

ISBN: 9789381523650

Condition: New


An active career spanning seven decades is unusual. And to describe Ashoka Gupta (1912-2008) simply as a ‘social worker’ is not enough. Till the last day of her life, she was a dynamo, who generated exhilaration and energy in those around her. In this volume, we have tried to capture her personality through her own writing and through the recollections of others. The earliest piece by her was published in 1945, the last written in 2004. They vividly convey the ethos of the times-the terrible 1940s, through war, famine, riots, and Partition-situations when actions spoke more strongly than w... View more info