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Rajathi Salma was born in a small village in Tamil Nadu, India. Cut off from the outside world as a virtual prisoner in, first, her parents’ and then husband’s homes, Salma began to write poetry. This was eventually published in two volumes, An Evening and Another Evening (2000) and Green Angel (2003), both of which received wide critical acclaim. She has also written a novel, The Hours Past Midnight (2004), which was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize.
Filming a Poet in Her Village
When Salma was 13 years old her family shut her away, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and sneaking them out of the house. In this book, Salma and acclaimed documentarian Kim Longinotto portray an extraordinary life and the challenges of capturing it on film. More