Neelima Dalmia Adhar and Vera Hildebrand in conversation with Salil Tripathi

The Secret Diary of Kasturba by Neelima Dalmia Adhar examines through the fictional lens the troubled life choices thrust upon Kasturba Gandhi by the Mahatma. In Women at War, Vera Hildebrand resurrects the forgotten voices of Subhas Chandra Bose’s famed Rani of Jhansi regiment. In a session that retrieves female narratives from lingering silences, Adhar and Hildebrand speak of the buried lives of their protagonists.