Through the fascinating stories of 50 women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives written for them by their culture, wider society and the media. From a prominent suffragette (Sophia Duleep Singh) to the Indian princess who spied for Britain in World War II (Noor Inayat Khan) to a Youtube star (Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII) and a Booker Prize-winning author (Arundhati Roy), Stories for South Asian Supergirls seeks to redress the imbalance for young girls of colour by empowering them to break new ground for themselves and to inspire others in the process. Each biography is illustrated with a striking portrait by a team of talented female South Asian artists, making the book a collectors item in its own right. 100% of the authors share of proceeds from book sales will be donated to charity.
RAJ KAUR KHAIRA is a lawyer and c-suite executive of a tech company with a background in biology and human rights who is passionate about childrens literacy and education. In response to what she felt was the urgent need to raise the value of women she founded in 2015 the innovative Pink Ladoo Project, an initiative encouraging the equal treatment of new born girls in South Asian families. It has become one of the most prominent feminist movements for South Asian women globally, with a following in communities across the UK, Canada, the US and Australia. The campaigns success has led her to be regarded as an influential and credible thought-leader.