In an emotional speech on Sep 28, Anubha Mehta read from her book and expressed her gratitude to all those who touched her journey leading to her debut novel.
Anubha also paid tribute to the many faceless stories that are not able to reach such platforms and shared how this novel has helped her come to terms with the imperfections of life .
“Peacock in the Snow is a story of belief, vengeance, and forgiveness,” said Anubha. “It is a story of optimism rooted in the imperfections of life. Maya’s hope makes her resilient and her courage leads to her redemption. The only way to overcome past wrongs is to face them, to conquer our fears and confront our inner demons”
“This book talks about those sides of issues and isms, that fall within the shadows and silences of the noise- those aspects that are not often talked about. In Patriarchy’s forceful dominance – often women get indoctrinated as its gatekeepers and vulnerable men surrender their personal lives, dreams or love in a show of allegiance to this system.
“Across the globe, these issues and isms don’t change, nor are they contained within geographic boundaries. They mutate with different cultures and colours and are manifest in a diversity of context, circumstance, and behaviours according to the tolerance and norms of the place,” added Anubha.
Peacock in the Snow is available online at Amazon.com