Ruminations on Illness and Spiritual Life

Lata Mani


New Delhi, 2011

137 pages

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Interleaves is a paean to the transformative potential of catastrophic life changes. It records the twin journeys in Lata Mani's life in the wake of a head injury she sustained in 1993: her baptism of fire into disability and her spontaneous awakening to Devi, the Divine Mother, in context of this crisis. Through contemplative writing, poetry and cultural criticism of the way society perceives illness, it invites the reader to join her as she witnesses, honors, grieves and celebrates her experience, and in the process radically revises her prior sense of the very meaning, purpose and promise of life

Lata Mani

Lata Mani is a feminist historian, cultural critic and filmmaker. She is the author of Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India (1998), Sacred Secular: Contemplative Cultural Critique (2009), and The Integral Nature of Things: Critical Reflections on the Present (2013).