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The Goodness Charm


Author :Bhavna Mathur
Year of Publication :2014
ISBN :9789380619781
No of Pages :280
Size :20
Categories :Fiction
Price : US$15.00

About the Book :


“The Goodness Charm” traces 12-years old Shankar’s journey from New York to his native village in Orissa. Born and brought up in USA, Shankar yearns to visit India. Ponom, his father is a Chef who runs a restaurant that specialises in Oriya cuisine with close to 100 covers in New York. For him and Urja, his wife, extended families in India are more than just relatives far away. They are an integral part of their lives, everyday conversations and customs-driven ways. When a deadly Tsunami transforms the colours’ of little Shankar’s cherished visit to India with that of school friend Jane and her younger brother Jack, it turns into a learning experience. Jane, Jack and their mother Kate strive to bring back Lakshmi, Jane’s Octogenarian grandmother who disillusioned with a new country and a self-consumed generation separates from her son, to live with her elder sister Durga and her versatile daughter Gulab in New Delhi. Fishermen, warm earthy vibrant village life, quirky pranks, overflowing curiosities, presentations by children on Tsunami, sand castles jostle with flourishes of mythology. The book highlights the truth that we are what we think we are and Goodness is its own reward.



About the Author :


Bhavna Mathur, the author of The Goodness Charm has a post-graduate degree in Community Resource Management and Extension from Lady Irwin College, Delhi. Her foray into writing started at the age of ten when she began writing poems and articles for newspapers and magazines. She has taught Resource Management, Communication techniques and Extension Methods at Delhi University. Her poems and articles reflect her views on life and express refreshing thoughts about childhood, life and people. The rhythm of themes pertaining to social injustices, rights of the individual and mysteries of existence guide her ideologies. Her stint at Child Rights and You and at National level Non-Governmental organizations was marked by youth mobilization campaigns which advocated making education a fundamental right. Drawing from the energies of worlds around her, her experiences are framed by extensive travel within India and outside. An alumnus of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, dance, theatre, debating and academics add layers to her personality.



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