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A poet and rebel: How Insta-sensation Rupi Kaur forced her way to global fame

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Jun 28, 2017 05:26 PM IST

The incredible story of how 24-year-old Rupi Kaur converted ‘likes’ on Instagram to mega book deals and is making pots of money.

For the last 25 weeks, a certain book has been making quite an unprecedented impact on leading international bestseller lists.

InstaPoet Rupi Kaur’s searing poetry stems as much from deep personal truths as from the tradition of warrior poets to which she belongs(Baljit Singh)
InstaPoet Rupi Kaur’s searing poetry stems as much from deep personal truths as from the tradition of warrior poets to which she belongs(Baljit Singh)

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I sat with myself one day and asked: Who is in those prestigious literary circles? Do they represent me? Do they appreciate the topics I write about? And the answer was ‘No!’ (Baljit Singh)
I sat with myself one day and asked: Who is in those prestigious literary circles? Do they represent me? Do they appreciate the topics I write about? And the answer was ‘No!’ (Baljit Singh)
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