Authored By: Vinita Deshmukh
Year of Publication: 2018
|Pages: 164||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 245.00||Price in (USA) $. 19.6|
When death snatches away your spouse, your world crumbles. Suddenly, your vision is blurred, much like the torrential rains hitting the windscreen of a car, on a speeding highway. You need powerful wipers and some sunshine to get back into normal gear. The book, Grieving to Healing is a sensitive and a heart-tugging narrative. Scripted in prose and poetry it portrays the sense of colossal loss the author, Vinita Deshmukh has faced, after her beloved husband of 38 years passed away due to sudden cardiac arrest. The tragic incident occurred, within minutes of both of them sitting on a bench, on 19th January, 2017, after their evening walk together, atop a hill. Vinita pours out her raw emotions depicting the intensity of love and the spirited life she shared with her husband all these years and post his death, through 33 poems and a prose narrative comprising 10 chapters. The book portrays how one need not feel guilty of grieving for your loved one as this in itself leads to healing. Though autobiographical in nature, the book provides useful tips on how to go about the healing process after losing a loved one. It is a heart-wrenching as well as a heart-warming book for each one of us who has lost his or her dearest one, be it spouse, any other family member or a friend.
Vinita Deshmukh is a senior journalist of 28 years vintage and a noted Right To Information (RTI) columnist and activist. Presently, she is the Consulting Editor of the business fortnightly magazine, Corporate Citizen (www.corporatecitizen.in). She is also the Consulting Editor of Moneylife(www.moneylife.in), the financial news e-magazine, where she writes her weekly RTI column. She was a former Senior Editor of The Indian Express, Pune, where she served for almost two decades. She is the coauthor of the renowned book To the Last Bullet authored by Vinita Kamte, after her husband, Additional Commissioner of Police, Ashok Kamte, was killed in action in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Vinita Deshmukh's second book, The Mighty Fall based on her investigations of the then President Pratibha Patil's post-retirement home scam and Dow Chemicals which was setting up its manufacturing unit in Pune under the garb of a research centre, has also been well received. She has won several prestigious awards in journalism like the Chameli Devi Jain Award, the Laadli Media Award and The Statesman Rural Reporting Award. This book, Grieving to Healing is an inward journey of her personal loss, which she effuses through poetry and prose, not only as a way of catharsis but with a hope that it will help people deal with a similar loss.