Wednesday, November 25, 2015

b00k r3vi3w Tour: Seeking Redemption by Madhu Vajpayee

We would like to welcome Dr. Madhu Vajpayee to our tell-all couch as we tossed her a question from our hat. The floor is yours, Dr. Vajpayee.

What was the motivation/inspiration/idea behind this particular novel?
To put it honestly, this particular novel was born at one of the lowest moments of my life. Any crisis in life is also an opportunity to know an indestructible part of you hitherto unknown to you. Incidentally a professional crisis in my life that almost changed the course of my life including my relocation to a foreign land, forced me pen down the things that was until now remain buried in life’s ongoing drama. For me, this was one such opportunities. 
Instead of losing myself in confusion and dilemma, I tried to channelize my energy into something that I always loved but never got enough time to pursue. And the book Seeking Redemption happened. As a doctor working in a medical institute, for a long time I was witness to the difficulties faced by the youth in education and jobs because of the caste based reservation. I also observed how corruption is slowly destroying the medical system of the community. 
I felt like highlighting these issues, albeit in a fiction form. However, I had to have it weaved around a love story with characters from the different caste and backgrounds. Firstly, because I enjoy writing about love and all the overflowing emotions associated with it. Secondly, because my idea was to give the message that although the narrative is against the caste based reservation but not against any caste for humanity is bigger than anything else. 
And the heroine of my book, Dr. Meera was born in those very corridors of hospital where I spent best parts of my life. Although the story of her journey, specific events of her life, problems faced by her was not exactly mine but her principles, belief and faith are mine. I saw myself in her dilemmas, in her pain, in her loss, in her triumph against her own demons

Book Blurb:

Story of a girl Meera, who is unwittingly drawn into a conflict from where she finds it difficult to emerge unscathed. It's her journey from being a simple, medical graduate belonging to a middle class family to the uncharted territories of corruption and caste based politics. Her path is crossed by the two men, both compelling yet completely contrasting characters, who are forever going to change her life. If it is Aman who can challenge her ideals and defy her resolves, and makes her the person she finally becomes, it is Abhay's sublime love which enables her to go through the vicissitudes of life. It's also the story of her loss as well as triumph against her own demons to find her true self.

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About the Author:
Dr.Madhu Vajpayee- the writer was born somewhere in those hospital corridors where she has spent the last two decades of her life. Witnessing life at such close quarters pushed her to capture its enigma in her words and slowly it became her passion. After writing several scientific papers and chapters in books, this book is her first step in literary world.

Having done her graduation, MBBS from King Georges Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow she went ahead to pursue her post-graduation, MD from AIIMS, New Delhi. She was a consultant at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi having been associated with management of patients living with HIV/AIDS. She is now settled in Melbourne, Australia with her family, where she is devoting most of her time to writing, the passion that she couldn’t pursue earlier because of the demands of medical profession and commitment it requires.

When not creating stories, Madhu enjoys reading and travelling.

Reviews for the Book:

It was a perfect book and can motivate one. ~ Nidhi Author on Goodreads

Wonder full book.Clearly highlights the current problems faced in India as a result of reservation! ~ Nikhil Dave on Goodreads

It is one of the amazing fiction I have read in the near past. Highly recommended. Cocktail of Corruption, politics and love. ~ Akshay_Tripathi on Amazon

What Madhu does well with this story is to highlight many factors that need change. She brings out facets like reservation. She talks about the more rigid mindset of an Indian family ~ Vinay Leo @ Booworm's Musings

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for providing me an opportunity to express my thoughts.! I am grateful for your support!