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Released: 28/11/2019

ISBN: 9781838591335

eISBN: 9781838597221

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Voices from Punjab

The strength and resilience of 15 Punjabi women living in the UK

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Fifteen women. Fifteen inspirational stories.

From highly influential individuals in politics, to award-winning leaders and inspirational philanthropists, to ordinary women who have embraced British life, a range of Punjabi women all share personal stories of racism, gender inequality and the partition of India and Pakistan. Together and alone they overcame adversity and dealt with the complexities of embracing dual identities and balancing a career with family life. Some even share their experiences of the partition of India in 1947 as well as the Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre, 1919.  

The first in a series of books, Voices from Punjab will resonate with readers as they accompany the women on their unique journeys. Different in many ways, ultimately each woman has a common background – coming from Punjab to celebrate their triumphs over cultural differences and gender stereotypes in the UK.

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Anita Goyal and Aastha K Singhania

Anita Goyal is the CEO and trustee of The Hemraj Goyal Foundation and the Hallmark Care homes foundation. She is a Patron of Binti International, Honorary Chair of the FGM Appeal for Barnardo’s and an ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society. She is an award-winning philanthropist, community champion and author of Voices from Punjab. Anita completed a BSc in Biomedical Materials Science & Engineering at Queen Mary College, London. Anita’s passion for teaching led her to become a Science teacher, advancing to Head of Science and then progressing to Assistant Head Teacher of Inclusion. Anita has completed her MA in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education and UCL. She is the Co-founder of Ultimate You where she designs and speaks about educational seminars on leadership, business, life and relationships with her husband- Avnish Goyal (an award-winning entrepreneur). She is passionate about making a difference and believes in doing everything with passion and purpose.


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