Pooja Trivedi is the author of the book Anara – The realization. Pooja lives in Nashik, Maharashtra. She is in the field of education and also has experience in imparting soft skills and language skills.
Writing is her passion and helps her to express herself in various forms. She predominantly focuses on reflection and has a spiritual approach towards life.
Tell us about your idea behind the book?
Marriage is a significant aspect of a woman’s life because it brings about a complete transformation in her. A young woman whose world revolved around her dreams suddenly delves into reality and struggles through the rough waters of cultural differences along with coming to terms with new people in her life. Amidst all this saga, rarely does she realize that her blind side is totally forgotten hence unprotected. This is when she is hurt by the very person whom she expected to be by her side and understand her. Such instances have become very common in amongst us and so I felt a deep desire to address this in the form of a narrative.
Your favourite part of the book.
Anara, as a character, undergoes a rapid transformation in the whole story, however, there’s a situation when she is required to confront her husband Anay along with his mistress Amrita. Although she is shattered from within, yet she doesn’t let her misery take control of her actions and thoughts. She fights for her right as a wife while she is preparing herself for the worst.
It is the process of transformation that I find to be very appealing because it is visible in only few of us.
How much time did it take to write the book?
Roughly about 2 years since I had to start with a situation that would turn to be conducive to the narrative.
What did the process of writing the book teach you?
Writing definitely requires a distinct level of meticulousness because every story is different and rare hence has to be dealt with an unrelated approach and perspective. While writing Anara, I realised that every character has a perspective to state and reveal hence each of them needs to be justified without being judged and opined.
What inspired you to write this book?
The irrevocable marital conflicts that women deal with, inspired me to write this book.
5 books you must read in a lifetime.
- Only love is real by Brian Weiss
- The journey of souls by Michael Newton
- Bhagwad Gita
- Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
A book that had an impact on you which helped you in writing this one.
I’ve been greatly inspired by Brian Weiss’ work, likewise is with Michael Newton but the one book that has had a profound impact on my life and my thoughts is the Bhagwad Gita. Therefore, it would be the Bhagwad Gita that inspires me to shape my protagonists and helps me to create their deep characterization.
Tell us your publishing journey in about 5 words.
It’s a journey worth fighting for.
Tell us about your plans. Planning a new book?
Well, I’m definitely writing another one: of course the storyline is completely different but very interesting. It wouldn’t be right to give away anything right now but it’s still being framed.
What is literary success for you?
If a book has been able to bring about a positive change in a reader’s life, then it can be termed as successful in its true sense.
A message for all the readers.
I would urge my readers to read ‘Anara’ not just as a book but also delve into the characters, especially Anara and Mrs Bannerjee: they have the ability to teach us a great deal in our lives that shall enable us to sail through the storm. Issues may be very similar but the way it is dealt with, is usually different due to our perspectives and principles. Both the characters have the talent to defy our thoughts about love and change its course in our lives.