It is always said that, more than medical problems a person becomes unwell because of loneliness. And I think this statement is very much right. Same is been applied in this book ‘Ananya’, which is written by Urmila Deshpande. It is a debut book of the author and she has done a tremendous job in telling the world that you are not alone, rather you always have everyone (or at least one person) who is always there to look after you, your health and by your side 24X7. As I have finished the book, I’m now ready to share my review with all of you.
Book: ANANYA A JOURNEY TOWARDS LIGHT
Author: URMILA DESHPANDE
Price: Rs. 180/-
Where To Buy: Buy online on Amazon
ANANYA: Ananya is the girl around which the entire story revolves around. She lost her parents when she was very small and later was looked after by her mother’s brother’s family. Her grandfather always used to curse her claiming she wasn’t lucky for his daughter. She never believed in God and never used to bow in front of any idol. Though she was going through a lot of mental disturbance, she has always been protected by her family, especially her mother.
SHOBHANA: Though Ananya was given birth by Manju (her real mother) but in reality, Shobhana is her mother connected to the soul of her daughter. Shobhana has played an important and positive role in the book. She completely changed herself after Ananya entered her life. Now she found a way to live, which was, by looking after her children, Rohit and Ananya. As her daughter was going through numerous ups and downs in her mind, she wanted to help her in every manner she could.
PAULOMI: Paulomi is Ananya’s best friend. She always felt attached emotionally to her friend as she knew Ananya can’t cope up with the situations she is going through. She has played a supporting role in Ananya’s life and the story, which later helped all the characters to come to a conclusion.
ANAND: And here comes Ananya’s father! Anand is a true gentlemen, which has been perfectly showcased in the book. He has always been protective for Ananya in every manner but she never accepted him as her father. Anand married Nameeta after he and Shobhana decided to part their ways. Anand felt that Shobhana has changed after Ananya entered their lives.
SIDHARTH: Sidharth is the person who turned the story upside down. He is an astrologer and he was the one who saw something strange in Ananya when he met her at Paulomi’s house.
My take on the book ‘ANANYA’:
Urmila has beautifully portrayed the story of this girl ‘Ananya’. As it is her debut novel, she has used the words in a simple yet creative way. Ananya suffered a lot from the time she was very small to accept anything. She lost her parents and on the top of that, her grandfather hated her. He used to curse this little angel each and every second of his life. And in return, Ananya gathered all the negativity for God and she was always scared.
She was only protected by her mother, Shobhana. It is not that Anand and Rohit (her father and brother) were not concerned about her but then nothing cannot be compared with a loving mother. Ananya was going through tough times as far as her mental health was concerned. She wasn’t able to sleep as she always used to connect with dead people in her dreams. She started feeling scared and behaved indifferent. She always used to remain disturbed and hear voices from her inside.
It was then her mother, Shobhana who helped her. She had a word with Ananya and let her speak mind out. Ananya narranted everything she was going through from past 6 months and Shobhana listened to her very patiently. Shobhana has also learned astrology to some extent and that is why she was able to make her daughter understand. With time and a lot of positive thoughts, Ananya started deleting negative thoughts.
The story completes shows how a mother helps her children in coping up with the situations of life in a positive way. This book is a mix of emotions, which will connect you more with your family. This book is a must read! I recommend you to give this book a read once, you’ll love it!
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Disclaimer: This book is been sent by the PR of ‘ANANYA’ for the review purposes, but the review been shared is my own.