Well I was quite flattered when “Indiawasone” asked me to review his book, ahem, the name of the book is “India was one” but the author prefers pseudonym because he does not wants to share his name at present.
I went through the book, it is a great story for those who are curious to know about different states of India, how versatile Indian society is, and how they co-exist together, like different things in a household, that sometimes bang into each other but at the end of the day, stay under the same roof. Some co-exist peacefully, others not.
The more interesting thing for me was it sort of represented what my next generation (I assume s/he is in his/her twenties or at the max thirties) thinks and believes.
Being a reader of mostly classics or fantasy, it was an intriguing journey for me too, some of my friends, who tell me to write about India may check out this book and see if they like it.
All the best “Indiawasone”, even though I firmly believe “indiaisone”, we squabble like **** but then we mend and maintain peace.
I wish him/her a bright future!
The interview with the author
I’ve not answered those questions about me. I want folks to know more about my book.
1. Where are you from?
I was born and brought up in Mumbai, India.
About your books, all of them (individually)-
1. What is this book about?
The book is about a ‘what-if’ scenario. What-if India was further divided into two countries? Here is a brief synopsis:
…Suddenly, he saw something shiny at the bottom of the abyss. He squinted his eyes to see what it was. He ran back to his binoculars and turned them to see what it was. Sharp barbed wires that separated the two mountains came into focus. He had come as far as he could in his country. But she was standing in another country.
He was in South India and she was in North India…
Have you ever imagined India being divided into two countries? What happens to the millions of Indians who are from South India but are now residing in North India? Kaahi & Jai were two such people who got trapped in this situation. Everything was going smoothly for them and suddenly, their world turned upside down.
How will they get together? Will India become one again?
Take an exciting journey with them from their college days in Mumbai to their life in the US and back to India when they find out that India is divided.
2. What is the inspiration behind the book?
3. Is there any special message?
Yes. Although we are all very different that come from very different part of India, we all love India…in our own way. For all of us, India should come first…then religion.
4. Tell me something about it, what you loved writing/hated a bit or anything you will love to share!
Full url from where we can get your book. 🙂
The book is available all over the world (including India) as a paperback and an eBook. The best way for folks to see the book’s availability is to visit: http://www.indiawasone.com/General/Availability.aspx
BTW, the reason I don’t consider myself a writer is because I am a web developer by profession. In fact, I enjoyed developing my book’s website – http://www.IndiaWasOne.com – as much as (if not more) writing the book.