Rebel, Traitor, and Peacemakers by Shivaji Das

Penguin is thrilled to announce the acquisition and publication of Rebel, Traitor, and Peacemakers by Shivaji Das and Yolanda Yu. This insightful exploration of interracial relationships goes beyond borders, offering real stories that address prejudice, cultural tensions, and the clash of traditions. This book is scheduled to hit the stands in the in March 2024.

Through this book, the authors provide in-depth cultural insights, highlighting universal themes of love and resilience. They explore a range of timely topics which offers food for thought to readers such as tackling prevalent prejudices and cultural tensions faced by couples in interracial relationships, instances of discrimination, and societal challenges.

Shivaji Das

The book delves into the intricacies of cross-cultural relationships, exploring the clash of traditions, parenting styles, and societal expectations. It allows the opportunity to dissect and analyse the cultural dynamics at play, fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and rewards associated with such unions. While the focus is on Indian Chinese relationships, the universal themes of love, commitment, and resilience resonate across cultures.

Commenting about the publication of the book, author Yolanda Yu said, ‘I would like to think of the book as a prism. Each story reflects a wide spectrum of intertwining factors at play: economics, cultural fantasies, patriarchy, nationalism, religious or secular ideas, and many more.’

Shivaji Das, added, ‘Our goal in writing this book will be achieved if these stories inspire readers to challenge cultural stereotypes and biases and embrace the diversity and richness of our world while firmly endorsing the reaffirming qualities of human life.’

Nora Nazerene Abu Bakar, Publisher-Director, Penguin Random House SEA, says, ‘Through the lens of love, commitment, and resilience, Rebel, Traitor, and Peacemakers presents a universal tale that resonates across cultures, reaffirming our belief in the power of storytelling to bridge divides and cultivate understanding in our interconnected world.

Shivaji Das

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