Chit-O-Chat with Siddhi Palande-The author of Beyond The Veil – The Journey Of An Indian Girl

While she was busy sending out the copies of her first book to the lucky ones, we caught her to talk to us. Team Meethi Lassi asked her a few curious questions. 

Let the right audience grab a copy. So, who is this book for?

This book is for every rational human being who can apply logic and know how to evaluate oneself, and don’t believe in blindly following the customs.

Tell us in brief about the book – Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil falls under the sociocultural genre and the book is unique because it is a story less heard although this might be a common phenomenon when we talk about arranged marriages, the only thing is such issues never see the light of the day. This book is about Janhvi, a girl who belongs to a middle-class family, who thinks marriage is the soul gateway to freedom.

Do we get to read more such subjects in your upcoming books?

Yes, I’ll be writing more on such subject and my next book will be in collaboration with my mother.

What inspired you to write on this subject?

This book is a catharsis since I started writing it post my father’s demise. I was looking for a channel to vent my emotions and this book became one. However, I have tried not to turn it into an emotional pool.

What is unique about this story?

This book falls under the sociocultural genre and the book is unique because it is a story less heard although this might be a common phenomenon when we talk about arranged marriages

 

What sort of research/study did you have to do for this book?

There is no research required for writing such books; you will get ample of stories around you. Our environment will provide you ample of happenings.

Do we get to read more such subjects in your upcoming books?

Yes, I’ll be writing more on such subject in collaboration with my mother

We are sure family and friends have been a constant support throughout, Here’s a chance to thank the ones you want to.

I want to thank my father who has always believed  in me and my abilities. My mother who is my backbone and without whom I could never have completed the novel. My brother who has been standing tall and strong ever since the tragedy hit us. My husband who has shown faith in me all these years. And I need to thank my daughter because I had to take care of her needs and complete the novel. Lastly, my families, both have been very supportive to me. Thank you all.

What are your future plans?

In my roadmap for the next five years, I see myself churning out more heart touching stories.

How do you spend a regular day? Tell us an interesting thing that you do and you love it.

Basically, my day goes bywith my daughter and taking care of her needs. That the most interesting thing as of now. And when I am not with her I an reading or writing.

Any book you’ve recently read of another author?

I am reading Fifty Shades Of Grey by E L Jame

Who is your critic? How do you handle him/her?

My brother is my critic. There are bittersweet quarrels with him but then I accept his feedback and I go with the flow.

What advice would you like to give to budding writers/authors?

Don’t ever give up, write till you get the approval and write even if you don’t get the approval. Write one-liners, Write quotes, Write couplets; just write.

 

 

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