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A Fine Balance

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When I return home after traveling for a long period, I often turn to my favorite books to reorient myself; to feel at home again. This piece is about an unusual, coming-together of traveling as an Indian woman, how it has forced me to face the incongruences in my identity and the first novel that my father gave me.

Berlin Prize 2019 1st Place Winning Submission

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