We are so pleased to announce that Divya A, whose story Bride Barter appeared in Out of Print 12 has won Sanskriti Pratishthan’s 2013-2014 Prabha Dutt Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism.
She has been selected from amongst various applicants for her topic, which is to research the ‘lives of children of sex workers living in Delhi’s infamous GB Road.’
Bride Barter came out of Divya’s experience reporting on women’s issues in Haryana villages, work that was published in the Times of India. Punjab Advance the Punjab State Government’s magazine asked to reprint the story so as to highlight the gender issue it addresses as they battle the fact that ‘Punjab records one of the worst sex ratios in the country’.It appeared in their October, 2013 issue.
Our congratulations to Divya. We hope that her work will inspire more short stories that will advocate the tremendously important causes she works on as a journalist.