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An Uncensored Life is the title of new biography set for release next month by Zerbanoo Gifford, a human rights campaigner, philanthropist, women’s champion and author who speaks her mind.

Having overcome racial attacks, political disenchantment’s, legal battles against the 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.

photo credit: Marta Demartini
photo credit: Marta Demartini


Described as a warrior princess, she is also known as a cosmic networker, connecting people of all backgrounds, faiths and traditions in sharing their shared humanity.

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, founder of Cobra Beer and Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, says: “Zerbanoo has undoubtedly been the model for Asian youth and I for one have been a grateful recipient of this inspiration.”

Born in India, Zerbanoo moved to London aged 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 UK Parliament, having been elected onto Harrow Council. Both local and global in determination to see real change, Zerbanoo worked as London organiser for SHELTER, the homeless charity, and was director of the oldest human rights organisation in the world, ‘AntiSlavery International’.

As Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate says: “Zerbanoo’s commitment to peace, to young people and to creating a better world is evident from her track record. As the first Asian woman in modern British politics elected as a Liberal Councillor, her vision led to alternative ways to make a real difference in the world – and she trod that path regardless of the challenges. Today we can see that journey has borne much fruit and give thanks for all she stands for.”

Other titles by Zerbanoo include:

Thomas Clarkson and the Campaign Against Slavery

Dadabhai Naoroji

Confessions to a Serial Womaniser: Secrets of the World’s Inspirational Women

Secrets of World’s Inspirational Women

The Golden Thread: Asian Experiences of Post-Raj Britain

Asian Presence in Europe (Makers of History)

South Asian Funding in the UK

Funds raised from the sales of biography, An Uncensored Life will help improve the lives of young people acquainted with the ASHA Foundation and Centre, which this year marks its 20th anniversary.


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