This is my second book called “All those Tears we can’t see” which addresses a lot of topics – immigration, opportunity, spirituality, myth, wisdom, class, customs, poverty, corruption and physical assault. It is a story of India and USA. I have taken a dramatic conclusion at the end to make a point that tragedy brings family together and the messages bring forth about the beauty of love and the evil of rape came across through the pages in my book very vividly.
The new novel follows an Indian woman who migrated from India to America and finds difficulties due to lack of money and cultural differences but later have achieved “American dream” which is America’s achievement as well.
It was difficult and traumatic for young Samantha to leave everything behind and starts a new life in the U.S., as an adult Samantha (or Shimonti as she was known as a child) races to her native India, now modern and much changed, in search of her daughter, Monica. Their fragile relationship of late has finally been shattered over the issue of interracial marriage. Samantha reexamines her life growing up in India. India’s heartbeat resonated from ancient times of harmony, in diversity. When Monica is physically assaulted in India Samantha seeks justice for her daughter as Samantha realizes that her daughter’s happiness should come first, and accept Brandon who is Christian as her son-in-law. But will she be able to move beyond her cultural beliefs to do so?
Highlights: Comment: Statement for my book:
As this modern era is approaching with its all glamour elegance in this present time where middle class are brimming with lots of wealth, the societal unhappiness are in the rise. I never could imagine how rape could take place in this civilized modern world in a dark alley or in open day light. Tears are being shed without justice, that’s why I decided that moment to undertake this heavy burden to my shoulder so that people from all over the world would realize how serious this situation is in India where horrible crimes are taking place randomly. The parent provides bribery money for their sons who leave the jail being unpunished. The victim who suffered horrified indignity doesn’t get justice. Samantha tried that in my book. If we ignore this situation and look the other way it will never be solved. It was very hurtful for me to expose these current disorders about my own country nevertheless I had to pursue this venture so that an effective law will be passed. My intension is never to hurt anybody in this regard, I only wanted it to be better with lots of protest from my readers as well. If my readers support me by reading my book and give me their constructive opinion we can do it.
American Library Association
I was invited by the American Library Association to attend the Expo. Many librarians attended my booth and learned about my first book. It was a success,
Book Giveaway on Goodreads.com
601 people wanted to read my book. The readers entered in my giveaway within 2 weeks.
In Facebook 17,000 likes for all those tears we can’t see.
My book “All those tears we can’t see” got 4 stars review and a sticker. It is recognized as a literary fiction.
Traveling between past and present, things haven’t always been easy for Shimonti (later known as Samantha). Just about everything is different in America from the food to the morals. But Samantha eventually manages to achieve the American Dream. She marries Amit, a wonderful doctor who feels one can live in harmony in this country as both an Indian and an American. This is not, however, what Shimonti believes. In her mind, if one accepts this country’s principles and customs, that is the same as denying the traditions and values of their homeland — a conflict which becomes only too apparent as Samantha and Amit embark upon the adventure of having a child of their own. As cherished young Monica grows up, she has plenty of things on her mind — and in her own independent heart — which have little to do with attempting to remain steeped in her mother’s ideas about correct social mores. Monica is certainly not interested in the husband-finding parties her family begins to host regularly, trying to hook her up with a Hindu Bengali guy. According to Samantha, no other suitor will do, though Moni herself seems overly disinterested in participating in this matchmaking scheme. A very strong connection with a certain white, American Christian named Brandon — who totally loves her back — may have something to do with that. Monica isn’t willing to cooperate on the career front either. While Amit would love Moni to sit for the medical entrance exams so she can follow in his footsteps and partner at the clinic with him, instead she becomes, of all things, a journalist. Samantha went back to her homeland of India to find her daughter who she has a turbulent relationship with as her daughter wanted to marry a man who is not of her culture. It is through this tragic scenario which Samantha discovers the necessity and power of change.