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28 November 2023

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St Hugh’s Masters student publishes second book

St Hugh’s Masters student, Shireen Kalra (MSc Higher Education) has had her second book published: The Outfield, which is a young adult novel set in 1970s New Delhi. A political romance, the novel explores the nuances of The National Emergency in India through fiction. In doing so, it aims to contribute to the broader literature around The Emergency and provide young people with an easy and accessible way of understanding a watershed socio-political period for Indian democracy.

Shireen’s debut fiction novel: All Smiles Some Tears Little Fears, was published in 2020 and received an endorsement from Dr Shashi Tharoor (Member of the Indian Parliament and Former Under-Secretary-General of the UN). Interestingly, the storyline of the novel was set at the University of Oxford.

Shireen is a United Nations Millennium Fellow and has worked with the UN Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network to promote the sustainable development goal of quality education.

Both the books are available at online retail sites including Waterstones and Blackwells.

Shireen is pictured on the right with St Hugh’s Principal, Lady Elish Angiolini.

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