When the Lotus Bloomsby Kanchana Krishnan
The novel follows the arc of two Brahmin families in 1930s British Colonial India. It is the journey of two
From East Bengal to Tamil Nadu, 'When the Lotus Blooms' captures the mood and ethos of the rich landscape and diversity of India, while highlighting the universal and timeless circumstances of women and their struggle to seek happiness in a patriarchal world.
The novel follows the arc of two Brahmin families in 1930s British Colonial India. It is the journey of two child brides, Rajam and Dharmu, who attempt to fulfill their destiny despite the shackles of tradition, duty, and customs of a complex society.
Tormented by a domineering mother-in-law, Rajam battles with her inability to conceive, and Dharmu struggles with the loneliness and strain of adapting to her aloof husband's westernized lifestyle. The blooming of the lotus has a special significance to both families.
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Meet the Author
Kanchana Krishnan Ayyar was born in New Delhi, India. She grew up in the exciting city of Mumbai where she completed her Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science at St. Xavier's College. She has lived in Mexico, Argentina and New York and currently resides in Coral Springs, Florida, with her husband and two daughters.
'When the Lotus Blooms' her debut novel, began as a project to share with the world the miracle of her mother's birth. It evolved during its writing from a biographical novel to historical fiction.
What I learned from this experience: I discovered the joy of writing at the age of 45 after experimenting with several careers. It absolutely rejuvenated my life. I learned how important it is for everyone to seek out their passion and pursue their goals surmounting any obstacles.
How would you recognize your chosen quest as the perfect path? It will feel just right.
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