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Sujata Parashar’s best-selling debut novel, 'In pursuit of infidelity', (Rupa & co., 2009) explored the man–woman relationship outside the institution of marriage from a modern woman’s perspective. The second in the series, 'In Pursuit of Ecstasy', (Rupa & co., 2011) studied the youth-parent relationship in modern times and made an attempt to portray how the seeds of dissension between the two impacts society at large. The book was long listed for the Economist Crossword Book Award 2012. Her latest novel, the third in the “Pursuit” series, 'In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence', was released in 2014 (Alchemy) and explores the relevance of institution of marriage in current times. Her first short - fiction, 'Wake me only when the Sun is high', (2011), and her first book of poems in the series, Poetry Out and Loud, (2012) have won awards. She has recently come out with her first short story collection titled, 'That Woman You See'. The nine stories in the collection focus on the new-age Indian woman who is bold and expressive. The themes vary from office politics to colour bias, love, marriage and modern day relationships et al. Sujata is active in the literary circles and contributes to literature as member, planning board, Kumaon Literary Festival, (KLF) and Delhi Poetry Festival, (DPF). Sujata holds a Masters in Human Rights and is a certified Travel and Tourism professional. She also has a rich and diverse professional portfolio: She has worked for a European airline, a business hotel in India and a sea- side resort in Singapore before joining the social sector as a social worker and trainer. She is currently on the executive board of Empowering Minds; a national level NGO located in Delhi. Sujata loves to travel and unwinds by watching a period film.

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