Wednesday, September 21, 2016

And it's here:

The book of my writings that my children decided to get published for my sixtieth birthday, is now available.



Let me share with you Kiran Manral's kind words, which grace the back cover:



From insightful short fiction that plumbs into the nuances of small town India to bittersweet anecdotes from her personal life to carefully constructed, evocative poems Dipali Taneja tracks the trajectory of her life from Lucknow to Cochin to Kolkata to Delhi in Of This And That.
Whether it is the subtle interplay of faith and cynicism in The Caterpillar, the touching Garage Tales about a sincere and hardworking dhobi and his dashed aspirations regarding his son, the unconventional manifestations of death and mourning in Grief or the delicately handled Parents, which deals with the reality of domestic violence and abuse and a woman’s insistence of emerging from the cycle to create her own destiny,  the short stories are empathetic mirrors to everyday society, making one ponder and reflect.  The selection of blog posts, talking about Boseji and the Sometimes Resident Engineer (as she calls her husband) are charming glimpses into everyday life, which bring a chuckle to one’s lips.
Written with grace and acuity, Of This and That is a collection that will touch you, delight you and make you realise that truly, everyone has a story and sometimes the unstated story is always the one that has the life lesson.

Kiran Manral, Author

3 comments:

Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma? said...

Yaay! Yaaayyyy! Yippee yippee yaaayyy! So proud of you! Can't wait to read this :D

Sakshi Nanda said...

DELIGHTED to see this! All the very best, Dipali. May this love and support from family always encircle you in its arms. And may you keep writing more and more for years to come.
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Querida Dipali, qué maravilloso logro en esta vida y gran legado dejas para las futuras generaciones. Me imagino lo orgullosos que deben estar todos en tu familia. Yo me siento dichosa por ti y te deseo mucho éxito y bendiciones
Un gran abrazo desde Chile.