Belletristic, the literary society of the English Department at Shoolini University, organised a ‘Meet the Writer’ session with Ms. Shweta Singh, writer, and academician from Loyola University, Chicago.
Dr Singh talked about her work, her passions and her ideas on womanhood.
Based in Chicago, Dr Singh is a social worker by training. Her creative writing is geared to making Indian Subcontinent and South Asian women a reference point for discussions on womanhood. She attempts to showcase women’s resilience and cheerful spirit through her stories and novel. Ms. Singh has published a play and a novel in English, a manual for yoga and meditation, and also a manual for goal setting. She has also published a collection of poems in Hindi. Her new book is “Red Chilli Pickle & Moonlit Terraces: The Making of Indian Womanhood”.
The session was chaired by Prof. Meenakshi Paul from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, who gave valuable insights on the speaker’s presentation. Dr Praveen Kumar, a well-known academician from Himachal, also engaged with the speaker, and asked questions on her work and ideology.
Belletristic sessions held every Friday by Shoolini University’s Department of English comprising faculty members who work tirelessly with the agenda of bringing people together with the help of literature, Purnima Bali, Neeraj Pizar, and Sakshi Sundaram, who play an active role in all Belletristic events.
The Head of the Department, Prof Manju Jaidka, who is a well-known academician with an international profile is the brain behind Belletristic and under her guidance, the Department has been conducting literary sessions on a rolling basis. All events are live-streamed and have a wide reach.