Beauty and brains

Thursday, November 23, 2006 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

During the past few years Indian women have dominated the world beauty contests and we have Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Ray, among others. Of late Indian women writers have also come into prominence by winning awards like the Booker Prize. We have Arundhati Roy and now Kiran Desai winning the coveted Booker Prize for her book, The Inheritance of Loss. The latter’s mother Anita Desai, also has been nominated thrice for the Booker award. This shows that Indian women excel both in beauty and brains

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