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An Uncensored Life

April 5th, 2016

This week sees the launch of a biography written by Farida Master about Zerbanoo Gifford, the dynamic and inspiring human rights campaigner and founder of the ASHA Centre, a wonderful charity that works to empower young people and explore the possibilities of developing a more sustainable and peaceful world. Here is the press release for the book that will be available to buy from the 7th April:


Zerbanoo Gifford

‘An Uncensored Life’ by Farida Master and published by Harper Collins is a compelling biography of the human rights campaigner Zerbanoo Gifford.  A game changer and author of numerous books on our shared heritage. Zerbanoo is the founder of the pioneering international ASHA Centre for the empowerment of young people.

Born in India, Zerbanoo moved to London at the age of four. By her early thirties she had become a pioneer for Asians in British public life. She chaired committees, advised political leaders and was the first Asian woman to stand for Parliament, having made history being elected onto Harrow Council.  Both local and global in her determination to see real change, Zerbanoo worked as London organiser for the homeless charity ‘SHELTER’ and later became director of ‘Anti-Slavery International’ the oldest human rights organisation in the world.

Overcoming racial attacks, being put in prison, confronting terrorists in Kashmir, legal battles against the British Government and a near-death experience, Zerbanoo’s is a gripping story of a fearless woman who has held fast to the causes of equality and global justice. Her story spans a period of unprecedented social change. In the words of Bishop Desmond Tutu: ‘Zerbanoo’s vision has led to alternative ways to make a real difference in the world– and she trod that path, regardless of the challenges’.

For the industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata ‘this biography of a remarkable lady reflects the momentous changes of our age and the importance of investing in the future of the world’s young.’

Ranging from funny to fascinating, spiritually uplifting to downright outrageous, Zerbanoo’s life stories illustrate the challenges facing women in the modern world, but also the triumphs and possibilities available to those open to life.Zerbanoo Gifford

Zerbanoo Gifford’s biography ‘AN UNCENSORED LIFE’ by Farida Master and published by Harper Collins is available on Amazon and bookshops –

Harper Collins –

Amazon USA –  Can leave reviews now –

Amazon UK – Can leave review on April 7th