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Hans Raj student releases debut novel; writes on women's struggle and her rights

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“Thoughts of young writers have more impact on the society because when they think mature for their age, then certainly they are the change makers or at least have the capability to bring some change”, says a young writer Sirjandeep Kaur Ubha who released her debut fiction novel, ‘The Triumph’.

Eighteen year old, Sirjandeep is a second year student at Hans Raj College pursuing an undergraduate degree in commerce. Sirjandeep, through the 180-page text endeavored to accentuate and highlight the agony of Ibadat, the female protagonist of ‘The Triumph’. The book outlines Ibadat’s perseverance and tenacity to battle out her rightful place in the society.

As a writer, Sirjandeep feels that the condition of women in the Indian society is poignant and this less-dominating gender is reckoned as a black sheep in our culture. Supplicating her readers to contemplate the condition of women in our country where 93 rapes happen every day, she says, “Women are commoditized everyday around us. I have been reading about the much boosted rape culture in our country for a long time now but the shock associated with Damini Gang Rape filled me with courage to give birth to Ibadat and write her story of triumph.”

The fictional text has been released in Chandigarh and Bombay where it has managed to sell more than 1000 copies within a few days of its release. Not concerned much with the associated profits, Sirjandeep wants the novel to reach every household. “I want to express this to all the girls that keeping quiet is no way to deal. You need to raise voice because if you choose not to speak today, then you can never speak to choose”, she adds.

On being asked if Sirjandeep is a staunch feminist, she remarks that, “Guru Nanak said, ‘So kyun manda aakiye, jitt jamme raajan’ which means that why curse those who gave birth to the entire world and even the kings. I will always fight for women rights. Yes, I am a feminist.”

Sirjandeep is also a published English poet. To order ‘The Triumph’, visit


([email protected]); IInd year commerce student at Hans Raj College, Delhi University, Iresh inherited writing from nobody. Not equipped well with mind of a business maestro, he just likes to sit back with a cup of tea trying to balance journalism and poetry. One can generally find him chit-chatting with people (strangers and known, both) or struggling in the overcrowded city of Delhi looking for a seat to watch a play or some Bollywood film, at a cheap price ofcourse. (He hates people who hate Bollywood). An anchor, compère and interviewer, he also enjoys event management and cooking. Known well for his sense of humour, Iresh aspires to integrate his three interests of Movies, Marketing and Writing to make something out of his unproductive life as his elder generation terms it to be.

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