The book changed my mind. It changed my perspective. The author made sure to leave a deep impact on the readers’ minds. She: Ekla Cholo Re is the first book that I have read based on the story of the third gender. A refreshing read altogether. Recommending to all !!
– Asmita Das
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“I’ve been male and I’ve been female – and female is better!” chants one well known personality after another, and all male smile and nod heads in envious agreement on ‘World Women’s Day’. But is that all there is to male or female? Is being ‘male’ or ‘female’ is more at peace or more content with life? How do you one define gender?
As I closed by last few lines of the book (She: Ekla Cholo Re), a story of identity! A story of transgender! A strong question that left me vacuum was –
What was the need to create another gender, Transgender?!
As transgender believe to be woman, why not put those under the same division of gender? This would have made all the ‘Transgender’s’, politically right. Right?! They could have enjoyed all the dimensions of life as the women do. Is this new division creating ‘politically potential people’ to fight for the rights that they already own from birth. Why all this confusion?
I have read the book and it has changed my mindset. Well frankly speaking sir, I didn’t want the book to end!
— Abhishek Jadhav.
I was invited to take orientation class to MSW, 1st semester a little year ago. I recall giving a copy of ‘The Departing Point’ copy to Mr.Azhar Malladkar, a student of the class. It’s difficult to be in touch with each student/people we come across but Mr Azhar was exceptional in this way. We kept in touch since then! I sent him two copy of She: Ekla Cholo Re, story of Kusum who is a transgender in search of identity. To my surprise he shared the copy with his friends and to one of his friend is studying Medicine in Russia. She: Ekla Cholo Re saw light in Russia. He has continued to surprise me by celebrating one year anniversary of the book with his friends and well-wishers.
“Life is full of surprises and they come in all forms”. I take this opportunity to thank him, his friends and well-wishers. I see that he would grow to become a great HR, valuable asset to any organisation and great human.
Blurb: Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.