Lopa Banerjee is an author, poet, editor and translator based in Texas, USA. Her memoir 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey' and her debut poetry collection 'Let The Night Sing' have received honorary mentions in The Los Angeles Book Festival and New England Book Festival 2017 respectively. Her manuscript of ‘Thwarted Escape’ has also been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media, USA. She also received The International Reuel Prize for Poetry in 2017 and The International Reuel Prize for Translation in 2016 (for 'The Broken Home', her English translation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's novella), both instituted by The Significant League, a literary group. 'The Broken Home and Other Stories, her translation of two novellas and six short stories of Rabindranath Tagore is now a book in paperback version, published by Authorspress. Her literary work has been published in many e-zines and anthologies based in the US and India, also in UK and Australia. As a co-editor, she has edited critically acclaimed anthologies along with Dr. Santosh Bakaya, including 'Muffled Moans Unleashed: An Anthology on Abuse/Gender Violence' and 'Cloudburst: The Womanly Deluge'. She has been a featured poet/speaker on various forums including Dark Moon Poetry, Houston PoetryFest, Power 214 Radio, Rock Rise Up Summit, (Texas), Delhi Litexperia, Intercultural Poetry and Performance Library (IPPL), (Kolkata, India).
Radical feminism can be defined as a perspective of feminism that emphasises the patriarchal roots of inequality in the society between men and women. It looks at patriarchy as something that oppresses men and gives men more privileges.
"Didn’t the scriptures tell the earth that the women of the earth are carved in the image of the omnipotent Goddess? Why, then, are their bodies and souls trampled, the filth and saliva of carnal hunger trickling down their skins?"
This is a heart-wrenching dedication, a fictional account, of a new mother dealing with the loss of a baby at birth. It's a story that must be told.
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