Authored By: Monica Kaushik
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 236||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
A well crafted narrative which has dared to bring the issue of child sexual abuse out of the closet. Societal attitudes, which tend to blame the victim rather than the perpetrator, have been delicately woven into the setting to drive home the obstacles that lie in the path of rehabilitating the hapless victims. No praise can be too high for the compassion and sensitivity with which the author has handled this extremely complex subject. The positive role that can be played by the immediate family in the rehabilitation process has come out loud and clear, and should serve as a clarion call for the kith and kin of other victims of sexual abuse. It also comes as a wake-up call for all conscientious citizens to work towards removing the stigma attached to these unfortunate victims.
Arvind Menon, Editor & Critic
Born in a middle class Brahmin family, Monica is the eldest child. She completed her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, and graduated with BA Economics and went on to do her Post Grad in Public Administration from South Gujarat University.
She is a sports enthusiast and has played many sports in school and also represented her school at state and national level competitions in Badminton. She was always a first class student. She is an outgoing, extrovert person and an animal lover. Travelling and photography are her other passions.
She started writing poems in Hindi while she was in 9th standard. Her father encouraged her to read books and her love of reading started from there. She loves reading and writers like Paulo Coelho, Dr Brian Weiss, Neale Donald Walsch et al have been a great influence and inspiration for her. Her first book Maya & the Butterfly was published in 2012 and is available on amazon.com.
She is a sales & training professional and working since 1997. She is a spiritual person and believes in being kind, caring and compassionate towards all. She believes that we all have a purpose in life; a special gift which we have to share with the world before we move on to our next journey...