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Movements and Moments
Shanti Beyond the Veil

Shanti Chaudhary is an Indigenous writer and poet from Nepal who is known for writing more books than her own age. At 65, she’s published 67 books in both Nepali and Tharu languages. Her early works feature stories about the plight of women and ill practices in the Tharu community. She also ran Srijana Bikash Kendra, an organization for the underprivileged rural and urban Tharu women to share their stories as well as gain income-generating skills such as weaving traditional baskets. In 1999, Shanti Chaudhary was awarded the National Parijat Talent Award. She is currently pursuing a law degree.

By Bandana Tulachan


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Shanti: Beyond the Veil (Nepalese)