Indore: “Teaching is my profession but writing is my passion,” said Vandana, the writer of a newly published novel ‘Amora’.
Amora is a Spanish word, which means love. “This is for the first time that a novel has been written in a poetic style. It will prove to be a guiding light for today’s young generation depicting true meaning of love. However, the truth is that I never thought my composition would take the form of a book,” said the jubilant author.
Karunesh Agarwal of Allahabad has published the book Amora, which is priced at Rs 700. Interestingly, all the 20 chapters in the emotional book have a poem each to draw their conclusion. In fact, this novel focuses on youth, which depicts the unconditional love, money and commitment of any relationship.
‘Amora’ is a love story of three girls and one boy, with their feelings brilliantly presented. Today’s youth do not realise the severity of love, do not know the depth of love. The story progresses to realise all this, said Vandana adding that in the coming time, I might have to write another sequel of Amora.
Talking a bit about her background, Vandana said that “My family is from Delhi and since childhood, I grew up in army atmosphere. Dad Naval Kishore Sharma is retired Lieutenant Colonel from Indian Army and brother Kanwal Kishore is also an army retrieved retired Colonel. I am inclined to literature since childhood. I have been working as an English teacher for 25 years and since last 17 years I have been the vice principal of Satyasai Vidya Vihar, Indore.”
Vandana got married to Firoz Daji in 1997. People may have forgotten the first and last comrade of Indore, Homi Daji, but their third generation is still registering their presence in the city. Homi Daji’s grandson Firoz Daji made his own identity in cricket.
“My family has always encouraged me in my endeavour and thoughts and this is the reason today I am successful in depicting the real face of poetry in my novel ‘Amora’. However, besides my favourites Robert Frost and Rumi, Kabir and Khalil Gibran have always been my inspiration,” Vandana quipped. “I have written a lot of poems for self contentment and last year my first poetry collection ‘Hues of Life’ was published,” the author said.