THE LIVES OF FREDA: THE BLOG
It's so fitting that the Tribune, the paper that Freda Bedi used to write for, has done a big spread on her and the biography being published in the next few days.
Freda had a path-breaking weekly column at one time entitled 'From a Woman's Window' - a very early journalistic endeavour by a woman for women and often addressing gender-specific issues. The Tribune also sent Freda to Bengal in December 1943 to report on the calamitous famine there.
When Freda wrote for the paper, it was based in what was then her home city of Lahore - indeed it was the city's leading nationalist daily. It's now in Chandigarh.
The paper's archives were recently digitised which meant that the task of retrieving Freda's journalism - and stories about her and her husband - was hugely easier than in the old days of leafing through mouldering volumes of bound copies of the paper.
Here's the link to today's article: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/spectrum/fearless-freda/725486.
And if you want to see the article as laid out - it's the cover of the Sunday Tribune's Spectrum supplement - then here's the link:
The Lives of Freda
- a blog about my biography of Freda Bedi