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Book review of The Brass Notebook

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Book cover of The Brass Notebook

Chintan Girish Modi
Economist Devaki Jain’s much-awaited memoir The Brass Notebook (2020), published by Speaking Tiger, is a deliciously crafted page-turner that brings forth stories and insights from a lifetime of adventure. Most endearing about this volume is the fact that the author does not glorify her achievements or project herself as a hero who fought valiantly against all odds. She writes of being enthralled, heartbroken, afraid and furious. She focuses on reliving her experiences, and letting the reader make of them what they wish to.

The author’s bold critique of the casteist traditions in her family occupies a central place in this book.

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First Published: Nov 14 2020 | 1:15 AM IST

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