Dipavali Sen is a retired Associate Professor of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Delhi University who writes on mythological as well as contemporary themes. Her new book “Unheard Voices From Ancient Times” was released on August 4 2021. Dipavali spins a fantastical tale with bits of our history and Mythology. The book strings together a multifaceted story with different eras through a young couple who were quarantined at their home due to the Covid-19 lockdown. To pass time in the lockdown they tell each other stories about characters whose voices have remained unheard through centuries for example- a dinosaur, an alien, a concubine from the Indus Valley, a single mother from the Upanishads, the Apsara who gave birth to Hanuman, the Rakshasi who married Bheema, the physically challenged but mentally alert palace-maid Manthara, the deserted princess Damayanti, the dying prince Duryodhana, and the neglected wife of an elderly sage. Their voices have never risen above mere mentions in recorded texts. In this novel, they get heard by Ananya and Chintan and through them, we too hear their voices.