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.
In All those tears we can’t see it was difficult and traumatic for Samantha (The immigrant in my book) to leave everything behind and start a new life where the language, culture, traditions, morals, beliefs and everyday way of life are totally foreign and then assimilate into a new country while still retaining her own culture and beliefs. 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. This story reflects the mother-daughter bond, the characters, who deeply care for one another, desperately alternate between trying to understand each other and pushing their own beliefs regarding what is unquestionably, unassailably right.. Overall readers are likely to come to care about the characters that are portrayed as conflicted, headstrong, yet ultimately beautiful regardless of the sometimes questionable decisions they make. This novel explores the reality of many that cling to their past values while missing that life is about moving forward. Samantha had to pay heavy price for not accepting the change even though her old India was changing with the modern time.
The silver lining in this book is when Samantha thought she should embrace and accept Brandon as her son-in-law, who was Christian, realizing her daughter’s happiness should come first, before her own happiness, but would she? The messages brought forth about the beauty of love and the evil of rape came across through the pages in my book.
It is a story of India’s culture; her glorious past, spirituality, English influence, booming middle class and social changes. It is also a story of America’s culture; her love for dogs and people, growth and enormous wealth, sexual freedom and social changes.
Book Summary for In Pursuit of Love, spirituality and happiness:
The culture of Hawaii, the spirituality of India, lots of romance and love, corporate corruption, a father’s greed, and melancholy unhappiness made In Pursuit of Love, Spirituality and Happiness multi-dimensional. The book is about higher feelings.
The story follows an ordinary young American man born into enormous wealth who has no knowledge of the real world. Then Jonathan meets Oliana, a beautiful Hawaiian girl, while on vacation and everything changes. Jonathan learns about nature and religion, faith and trust, power and helplessness, and (most importantly) love. His own ethical values and Oliana’s vast supportive love prepare him to confront his evil father’s greed. It tells the story of a young man trying to make on his own separate way from his corrupt father. He went to India to cleanse his soul as many Western people take the same path to pursue spiritual enlightment.
The readers will witness his tormented heart racked by helplessness and see him gradually mature to become an individual-his own person, not controlled by the desires and rules of others as all of us make this journey to find who we are and who we are supposed to be.
The main character of the story is portrayed as a symbol for the ethical and moral struggles of human life. It displays the differences and similarities in Religion, Business & Lifestyle from India to USA to Hawaii; an authentic link and a love story between Oliana, a Hawaiian beauty and Jonathan, an American, from a rich, powerful, political, glamorous and conglomerate family. The Novel captures the essence of true love between two people, their conflicts and astonishing & amazing romances and the relentless pull of day to day problem living in a corrupt situation and facing the reality. Jonathan and Oliana came from very opposite backgrounds and they seek deeper meaning of life and happiness through love as their basic fulfillment.