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The Incredible Life Of Arati Saha: The Swimmer Who Wouldn’T Give Up

Release date: 10 December 2023
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Arati Saha was born in 1940, and learnt to swim in the Hooghly river in Calcutta as a child. At t... Read More

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Arati Saha was born in 1940, and learnt to swim in the Hooghly river in Calcutta as a child. At the age of eight, she competed in the National Championship in Bombay, winning silver and bronze medals. When she was eleven years and ten months, she was selected as one of the first four women to represent independent India at the Helsinki Summer Olympics of 1952. She was the youngest Indian Olympian—a record that stands till this day.

By the time she was eighteen, Arati was looking for a fresh challenge—she decided to swim the English Channel. This marathon endurance swim had been completed by others before her, but no woman from India, indeed from Asia, had done so yet. Arati trained in the lakes and pools of Calcutta, once swimming for sixteen hours at a stretch. Overcoming many odds, she went to England where, undaunted by one failed attempt, she tried again—till she was successful.

This is the inspiring story of how a seemingly ordinary girl set her eyes on impossible dreams and achieved them with her incredible hard work and talent. In the process, she swam her way into history.

Swati Sengupta

 

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Title: The Incredible Life Of Arati Saha: The Swimmer Who Wouldn’T Give Up
Author: Swati Sengupta
Publisher: Talking Cub - Speaking tiger
SKU: BK0489578
EAN: 9789354476921
Number Of Pages: 120
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 10 December 2023

About Author

Swati Sengupta is an author and journalist. Her books include Out of War (Speaking Tiger Books, 2016), Guns on My Red Earth (Rupa, 2013), Half the Field Is Mine (Scholastic, 2014), The Talking Bird (Tulika Books, 2014) and A Tea Garden Party (Pratham Books, 2021). She translated Murder In The City by Supratim Sarkar (Speaking Tiger Books, 2018) from Bengali to English. Swati runs a workshop series on gender for young adults. She studied English at Jadavpur University and lives in Kolkata.

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