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Basic Human Rights Violations in Sudha Murty's Three Thousand Stitches

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.7, No. 2)

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Page : 308-314

Keywords : Human rights; Social judgement; Devadasi culture; Communal animus; Gender bias; Women.;

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A Padma Shri awardee, chairperson of Infosys Foundation, and an active member of public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation, Sudha Murti, is a multidimensional character. Her journey of coming from a small town in Karnataka to becoming the first female engineer hired at TELCO, itself is a story of breaking stereotypes and fighting gender inequality. Three Thousand Stitches (Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives), an autobiographical writing, was published in 2017. The book has eleven chapters, among them "Three Thousand Stitches", "How to Beat the Boys", "Cattle Class", "No Place Like Home", "A Powerful Ambassador" and "I Can't, We Can" deal with basic human rights violations, devadasi culture, female health, communal animus, social judgement. The article looks into the social animus and social judgement along with human rights issues in the text. Sudha Murty recorded the real-life incidents from her own experiences in these chapters which are studied to understand the social beliefs of the time and to identify the instances of basic human rights violations.

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