On 8th March 2018, International Women's day, Crossword Bookstores hosted an extraordinary evening with international bestseller Rupi Kaur at Nehru Auditorium, Worli.
Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Author of two books, ‘Milk and Honey’, New Yorks bestselling book of 2017 and ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’,Rupi speaks with spiritual calm, when she says , “ I am the product of all the ancestors getting together and deciding these stories need to be told.”
At the age of 5, her mother handed her a paintbrush and asked her to “draw her heart out”.
At 17, she happened to attend a local open mic night where she performed her first spoken word poem. She fell in love with performance poetry that night. Rupi continued performing across Canada, while building a community of readers and poetry enthusiasts.
Her debut book,‘Milk and Honey’ became an international phenomenon. It sold over 2.5 million copies, was translated into more than 30 languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times Bestseller for innumerable weeks. She explores evocative themes, ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration. Her work and her passion are spellbinding.
Maulik Desai, Head of Crossword Bookstores, the host for Rupi Kaur’s performance in Mumbai says, “Anyone who has watched Rupi Kaur perform, will vouch for her captivating expressiveness. Rupi has performed her poetry across the world. Her stature is unique, because after you watch her perform, you want to read more of her writing. Crossword is excited to host Rupi and stock her wonderful books as well.”
Her books The Sun and Her Flowers & Milk and Honey published & distributed by Simon & Schuster India and available at Crossword Bookstores.
Post her cathartic performance to a houseful audience, Rupi said, “I thank Crossword Bookstores and Simon & Schuster India for this opportunity. I feel a sublime connect to India, and it has been exhilarating to interact with this marvellous, sensitive audience.”