WOMEN PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK

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WOMEN PLAYING
HIDE-AND-SEEK
Short
Stories
By
Shoma
A. Chatterji
Cover:
courtesy Durga Kainthola, ‘The Kiss’, 2004
  
Women Playing Hide-and-Seek is a
collection of 14 short stories on Women. The stories are humorous, loving and
dark. Shoma A. Chatterji combines various universal aspects of women into these
beautifully constructed stories that make you laugh, cry and, above all,
wonder.
Shoma A. Chatterji,
film critic, journalist and author, won the National Award (1991) for Best Film
Critic and the Best Film Critic Award from the Bengal Film Journalists’
Association (1998.) Her book Parama and Other Outsiders – The Cinema of Aparna
Sen, won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema in 2003. She won a
research fellowship from the National Film Archive Pune in 2003-2004 and a
Senior Research Fellowship from PSBT (Public Service Broadcasting Trust) Delhi.
She won the second prize in the Sahitya Akademi’s Golden Short Story
Translation Contest in 2007. She has done her Ph.D. in History. The title of
the thesis is Men Directors – Women’s Voice. She writes extensively on cinema
and gender issues. She also covers media, human rights, development, child rights
and contemporary issues in several print and electronic media publications
across India. She has been on the panel of several Film Juries at International
Film Festivals such as Mannheim-Heidelberg, St. Petersburg, Dona San Sebastian,
etc. She has presented papers on television and cinema at Thessaloniki, Greece,
Mannheim, Stuttgart and University of Heidelberg, Germany, School of Sound,
London, and Asian Film Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Besides contributing to many
edited compilations on Indian cinema, she has singly authored 17 published
books on cinema, gender issues, short fiction and urban history. She currently
contributes to The Statesman, The Tribune, Screen, Trans World Features, South
Asian Cinema and Free Press Journal. She has been writing for 30 years and is
based in Kolkata.

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