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“Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills” Book by Kasturi Ray

The book titled “Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills” has been authored by Kasturi Ray released. the book highlights the inspiring story of a tribal girl who overcame obstacles to become a symbol of resilience, determination, and perseverance. Present Indian President Murmu achieved many milestones by taking an unconventional path, starting from leaving her small village in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha to becoming the first citizen of India.

Who is Kasturi Ray?

  • Kasturi Ray is an experienced journalist and has a career spanning more than 28 years in various forms of media such as print, broadcast, and digital.
  • She is serving as senior news editor at The New Indian Express in Bhubaneswar.
  • She also worked as the features editor for the same media house for 19 years and then transitioned to digital media.
  • She served as a senior editor for the English digital platform of Odisha Television Limited for over 3 years.
  • Kasturi Ray is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
  • She penned for various publications, including Firstpost, The Quint, Women’s Features Service, and Asian Age.
  • She won several awards and recognitions, including the Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity (East) in 2013-14 and the Aryaa Awards for excellence in Journalism in 2016-17.

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