Known Turf

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Tranquebar Press, 2010 - Social Science - 280 pages
12 Reviews
Annie Zaidi combines reportage with a personal narrative that goes into places we may know of but very rarely visit. However it is the stories of humble folk-tortured by hunger, discriminated against for reasons of caste, or gender-that linger.

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Review: Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales

User Review  - Radharani - Goodreads

I enjoyed the book very much because of its insight into the lives of simple people who are discriminated against and who suffer from India's social problems. As a journalist, Ms Zaidi has first hand experiences with such problems and she was able to portray them in a heartfelt way. Read full review

Review: Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales

User Review  - Esther Cabral - Goodreads

Heartwarming compilation of stories from across India. Gives an insight into the rural part of this country, the part more urbanites don't know and fail to comprehend. A must read. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Annie Zaidi writes poetry, essays, fiction of varying lengths, and scripts for the stage and the screen. She is the author of Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, a collection of essays shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award (non-fiction, 2011), and the co-author of The Bad Boy's Guide to the Good Indian Girl. A series of illustrated poems, Crush, was made in collaboration with artist Gynelle Alves. A collection of short stories Love Stories # 1 to 14 was published in 2012; and an e-single Sleep Tight in 2013. Her work has appeared in various anthologies, including Mumbai Noir; Women Changing India; India Shining, India Changing, and literary journals like Pratilipi, The Little Magazine, The Missing Slate and Out of Print. She currently lives in Mumbai.

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