Hinduism, Truth, and Fiction

English: Rangoli, decorations made from colore...
English: Rangoli, decorations made from colored powder, is popular during Diwali. ?????: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week was Diwali, the festival of lights in Hindu culture. It’s also the week that the blog tour for my latest novel, An Unlikely Goddess has kicked off. Blog tours are great fun because it’s a virtual version of a book tour without the sweaty palmed anxiety about whether or not people will show up to hear me.

What’s also fantastic about blog tours is that each host can set his/her topic, based on what’s of interest to their particular readership or interests.

And is there a lot to talk about with this book!

J.C. Martin wanted to know about Hinduism’s attitude towards daughters since the book opens with a mother’s surprising reaction to the arrival of her first child.

Mahesh Harvu asked for more information about how to write a book and, perhaps of equal interest, how to publish a indie eBook.

Aya Walksfar interviewed me on a hybrid of issues from feminism in South Asian society to how to get to that to-do list we all have.

Hope you’re hop around with us and stop in to whatever subject is most interesting to you.


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Wordless Wednesday: An Unlikely Goddess

This trailer is for the first book I ever tried to write. But it appears as my fourth published novel.

What happens when My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets The Namesake?  You get a young South Asian girl, growing up in America, looking for love, while wanting to stand on her own two feet.

This feminine discovery of sexual and social power against the confines of religion and culture is told by Sita, the protagonist in AN UNLIKELY GODDESS.



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