The Guardian Weekend x Sneha Shanker
Within her work, Sneha Shanker enjoys drawing on themes of self-development and positive representations of different women and cultures, so this commission for The Guardian Weekend Magazine article, ‘Summer in the City’ proved a perfect fit for her style.
Featuring six novelists, the article provides snippets of personal stories: a series of short recollections describing memorable Summers in the places that made these writers who they are.
Sneha’s commissioned work accompanies a piece by Avni Doshi, (author of ‘Burnt Sugar’ a novel shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize) who writes about moving to Mumbai in 2007, and who is also of South Asian descent.
Being South Asian herself and having lived away from home since she was 18, Sneha says “the story is quite relatable to me. The women in our culture are the main caregivers and I have drawn inspiration from all of the women in my life who have played that role for me. It is mostly my mother and my grandmother."