Friday, December 10, 2010

:Loneliness: A Blessing for Introspection written by Suresh Sharma

POEM:Loneliness: A Blessing for Introspection
Need to do some introspection,

Looking for spiritual resurrection.

Want to avoid worldly distraction,
Loneliness is panacea for correction.

Want to be near your conscience,

Need to reinvigorate your mental shrine,
Seek to experience light of divinty,

Be lonely to feel the pleasure of serenity.

Want to enjoy the bliss of meditation,

Want to experience divine realization,

Want to invent the wheel again

Loneliness is the essence of the game.

Loneliness acts as a catalyst to purify your mind,

Introspection acts as means to refresh and rewind,

How about spending alone some of your spare time

and feel the ecstasy of re-discovering yourself overtime.

Copyright: Suresh Chander Sharma







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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bravo

Kamlesh Chauhan,


I have come from work specially to write this mail as I could not help

delaying my sincere appreciation of your Cheating on Marriage Vows.

From Across Seven Seas you have taken a very long jump, from a novice

you have metamorphosised into an accomplished artist. From Prem Chand

you have moved to Sharat Chandra Chaterji, the famous Bengali writer

who happens to be my favorite one. The coherence in the narrative, the

lucidity of diction, the analytical consistent handling of ticklish

situations, logical development of the story and characters, steering

clear of improbabilities...all touch the heart.



I shall send a detailed review soon but just ponder about the progress

you have made. I heartily congratulate you. Bravo!!!!



Affectionately,



Prof. M. S. Verma

Monday, October 4, 2010

Jagriti " No Nation Should be Divided in The name of Race and Religion" ( Kamlesh Chauhan1991)

Dear Ms Chauhan,




Thank you and other members of "Jagrati" organization for giving us time and an opportunity to highlight the plight of Kashmiri Pandits/Hindus who have become refugees in their own country at the function organized to pay homage to Gandhiji on 2nd Oct here in Los Angeles.

Please continue to be the voice of those whose "Genocide" is either never reported or under reported.
I hope my educative speech about the atrocities heaped on my community of Kashmiri Pandits helped our august audience understand our concerns.Our next step is to meet a few congressmen/women to impress upon them to help our community in need.Tomorrow may get late as our community is on verge of extent ion.

Please convey my personal thanks and thanks on behalf of "Kashmiri Hindu Foundation.Inc" to your workers,
Thanks again
Amrit Nehru
714-793-7791

Rep: Kashmiri Hindu Foundation,Inc USA

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Why Hindus don’t have voice? Written By: Kamlesh Chauhan Copyright@2010

It’s sad when Hindus were targeted by non Hindus in Kashmir India, World stayed silent.
Before 1984, Kashmir a beautiful Valley were the most prosperous part of India. Kashmiris in India were very secular mind people as Satish Ganjoo has written in his book “The Truth is that secular minded people of Kashmir of their own free will shared the same faith in the principle of Kashmir of their own free will in the principles of secularism and democracy that India had to offer an against the fundamentalist two-nation (Hindu and Muslim) Principle on which Pakistan was founded.”

I went through lot of sleepless nights to question myself who I am? What is my purpose in my life? Why it become an issue when I call myself Hindu upon asking what religion I follow? Do I really dislike non- Hindus?
As a History student I have learned, Hindus been targeted everywhere in the world not only today but even a centuries ago. Why? Are they Coward or they are just too reliant on their God? Hindus been criticized for saluting Sun, Moon, Stars, Earth which are responsible to give life, light to Earth life. The Animism the oldest religion in that faith people has worshipped spirits. Spirits become God. Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Shinto are very ancient religions of course Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism.Hindus all over the world being called names by calling them slave mentality. In many parts of the world Hindu God and Goddess being portrayed as nude or painted either on thongs, cigarettes, skate board or hamburgers. I do have to admire my Indian Hindus they protested peacefully.

Non- Hindus are Part of India since Indians thrive on Secularism. Many Indian Muslims have made Progress and made a name for themselves not as Muslim but as Indians. So I have also learned to respect all religions. My confusion come when Danish Paper created a Cartoon, Our Muslims brethren all over the world retaliated with violence world wide. I do think Free Speech should be balanced without hurting any religion sentiments. Why this rule does not apply to Hindus?

If we look at Indian History books and the knowledge of our modern youth who firm believe in secular political system are also ignorant about the massacre of Hindus a centuries ago. The massacre and Slaughter of Hindus has been going on since the raids of Ghazani and Gori Till today. Our Indian whether it’s BJP or Congress they want our youth to be ignorant so we can have peaceful society. Demolished of Babari Mosque labeled Hindus as intolerant But when Thousands of temples was destroyed in India why world was not notified? Mahmud Ghazani a son of Slave Turk attacked Somnath Mandir many times, destroyed many Hindus idols with his own hand killed Hindus with extreme brutalities “The Army Spilt so much blood that the water of that river was so full and that stream so abundantly stained with gore, that it could not be used for purification and was forbidden to drinkers” (History)

Before Islam, most Rajput Kings fought battles without involving their families and common people. War of Sparta should remind when Greek was bullied by Iran, women and common people were left behind. Does that mean Hindus are coward?
When Hindus were massacred in Pakistan, even in Kashmir part of India. Hindus didn’t retaliate and demanded from their own government to Protect Hindu is Kashmir? Why? Have we lost our voice?

Well, religion should not be mixed with Politics and Politicians’ are not wise men. Then who will be defenders of Hindus? Who can save Hinduism? Why Hinduism should not be saved? Why People are ashamed to be called themselves Hindus? If Christians can take special pride to be Christians. Muslims can Proud to be Muslims then why Hindus can’t be proud to be Hindus?

In the end I will say religion is for personal guidance. Religion should not be the cause of distribution of lands. I repeat once again Hinduism, Zoroastrian and Shinto are very ancient religions as well as Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism. We all can live peacefully together under one roof under one umbrella without playing Superiority match for sake of our own selfish reasons. General Public wants peace.

Note: Please let’s not have fight over religion on this Topic. I request people not to create fight or make personal attack on each other. Let’s have debates, discussion but maintained the respect for each other. Let’s discuss the history peacefully to educate the world. OM Shanti Shanti.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

What 4th of July, 2010 means to America and India.

Written By: Kamlesh Chauhan

Copy Right @Chauhan 4th of July 2010

Some may be wondering 4th of July, 2010 America Independence has to do with India.

India and America two Independent nations have largest democracy while both are facing Dilemma of terrorism and hard core extremists where terrorists are trying to devastate two nations.

America and India take exceptional Pride in Diversity however terrorists want to play and divide and rule game in the name of freedom, race and religion. One needs to questions the mind of terrorists and misguided youths. Do they really know what freedom means?

Freedom is earned from life and learns to co-exist with others. Freedom means one has privilege to live free without killing, destroying temples, following rules and law the nation one is adopted, Born or living.

I came in this country as young bride as my parents arranged my marriage. I thank God million time that he gave me a birth in India and a chance to grow up in America. I have best of the two worlds. My mother land taught me if you live in Rome do as Roman do and follow the rules and regulation of the Land we live on. Respect the nation who gave you the freedom and opportunity to be who you are. My Adopted land America taught me there is no shame to earn money as a sweeper, as a shopkeeper or a President of the Company .Freedom is a responsibility to hold the freedom to respect others.

4th of July is message to both America and India don’t let your fear give terrorists a Victory? Don’t stop living and change your life style. As an American as an Indian or as human you want to travel anywhere in the world you should do it. If Terrorists are not afraid of killing why we should be afraid of traveling or visiting any religious place?

India should learn from America after 9/11 none of the terrorists’ efforts been successful in America. Well Trained security been enforced in order. Same thing India has to learn and do. Indians should not be afraid to live in Kashmir. Kashmir is Integral part of India. Don’t even compromise for an inch of your land. Don’t compromise your freedom with terrorists who are trying to scare you to visit your most beautiful shrine Amarnath. Let them burn Indian Flag as many time as they want too. America Flags been burned in many corner of the world. Put your National Flag every corner of Jammu and Kashmir. Educate USA that Kashmir is not Palestine. Kashmir belongs to India. USA need to recognize Kashmir need peace and peace is only possible with the existence of Indians in Kashmir.

Let’s Celebrate 4th of July, 2010 make a memorable day. Let’s say God Bless America. God Bless India. May God protect us. Extremists want to destroy our freedom with fears.

Please don’t manipulate and Exploit my views on your blog or anywhere if you don’t agree. This Voice of mine is copyright@Kchauhan2010. All rights reserved. I respect all religion but we all have to fight against dividing nations. “No Nation should be divided in the name of race and religion” (Chauhan)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

ऐ ! पडोसी लेखक : कमलेश चौहान : All rights reserved with Kamlesh Chauhan 2010

ऐ ! पडोसी , सुन गौर से मै हंसू या रोयू तेरी इस नादानी पे
बोल सर झुका दू या सर को छिपा लू तेरी इस बेईमानी पे

अफ़सोस ! न आया तुझे न भाया तुझे जीना कभी अमन से

न जीने दिया भारत को, न तुझे खुद आया जीना कभी चैन से

तेरे रग रग मे तेरे ज़ेहन में जिस कदर छाह चुकी है ईर्ष्या

इस कदर घर बना चुकी है तेरे भाजुओ मे शैतान की हिंसा

भिखारी बन के विशव में तू मांगता है एक ज़हरीली खुनी कमान

खबर ले वतन की गरीबो की, नहीं मिलता उन्हे कपड़ा रोटी मकान

फिर भी न जाने कियों तुने पहन रखा है नफरत का लिबास

भटकाता है मासूम नौजवानों को पहन कर मज़हब की निकाब

कश्मीर पे किया यु तुने हब्शी सा अत्तियाचार, तेरा ही किया ये पाप

तेरा मज़हब तेरा खुदा मांगेगा तुझ से ही तेरे इस जुलम का हिसाब

असमान पे, धरती पे , तेरे घर से तेरे जिगर से तुझे अपनी ही चीखे सुनाई देंगी

कश्मीर भारती की एक एक लाश तुझे न चैन से मरने देगी न जीने देंगी

ओह ! पडोसी बात कर ,ध्यान कर इधर आ जरा सुन कान कर

अनसुनी मत कर, भूल मत यह बात अपने खुदा की याद कर

पन्ना पन्ना इतिहास का बन कलम तलवार तेरी हरक़त लिखेंगा

आने वाली तेरी पीड़ी का हर अंश तेरे कारनामो पे तुझे दुरकायेगा

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Baharein Phir Bhi Ayegi Magar Hum Tum_Lata in Lahore

Neeraj Tyagi Contribution to my Blog

Neeraj Kumar Tyagi May 16 at 8:31pm Reply


मैं पतली सी धार नदी की गहराई को क्या पहचानूँ !

मेरे अंतर प्रेम ,ह्रदय के कुटिल भाव को मैं क्या जानूँ !



वैसे कहते लोग कि मैने,

चीर दिया धरती का आँचल ,

मुझ से ही है जीत न पाया ,

कोई गिरिवर या कि हिमांचल ,

अम्बर पर छाये टुकड़ों में

चीर दिए हैं मैने बादल,

हर प्राणी कहते उत्सुक हैं

सुनने को मेरी ध्वनि कल कल

पितृ गृह से जब निकली थी

धवल बनी कितनी ,कितनी थी निर्मल

बढ़ता गया गरल ही मुझसे

माना पछताई में पल पल

आखिर मुझको ले ही डूबा

लगता है जो सागर निश्छल

ह्रदय दग्ध दिखलाऊँ किसको ,किसे पराया अपना मानू !

पथ साथी सब मिले लुटेरे

मान के प्रेमी गले लगाया

दोनों ही हाथों से लूटा

तन मन अन्दर जो भी पाया

सबने मुझको किया लांछित ,

देख जगत को मन भरमाया !

मैने सबके पाप समेटे

जो भी जितना संग ले आया

अस्तित्व मिटाया मैने अपना

तभी सिन्धु ने गौरव पाया

सुनी व्यथा पर दर्द न जाना ,

बोलो कैसे व्यथा बखानूं !!

By Poet Satyaprakash Tyagi

Reshma-aankhiyaan nu

Lambi-Judai-hero-Heartbroken-Sad-Song

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Why Men Don't Cry written by Kamlesh Chauhan all rights reserved @Kchauhan2010

Why Men Don’t Cry?


Written By Kamlesh Chauhan

Copyright @ 2010







We are going all the way through very rebellious period where women are becoming more and more candid, Independent and career oriented which is mostly conventional to young male generation. Women reject to take physical, verbal and mental abuse which is great challenge to men world. If we say abuse has been stopped against women that are our erroneous belief. Look at human trafficking, People think Prostitution is an old trade instead of ending that trade, Society accepts without taking a measure on such an evil.



Why Men are abusive? Why Men don’t cry? Do we ever think about these issues?

It’s easy to play victim or blaming attacking men only than taking a stand on it. No relation is worry or problem free. Every marriage has problems. There is a time when Parents from both side to arbitrate and there is time when families take leave from both adults married kids. Some time they do need to consult them sometime we let them figure out their own issues.



But we all failed to see some serious concern about abusive pattern in both among men and women. Men also deal with abusive women physical, verbal or manipulative controlling, nagging behaviors. Men mostly don’t complain. They show their anger but feel ashamed to be abused by their female partners. Women world is frustrated with men ruling them for centuries. Now women are not only assertive but they are getting aggressive. Some girls being abused as child at parents home, some being isolated when they witnessed abuse at parental home. Some parents beat, scold their girls as child so when young girl get married she is already on her high horns not let her mate to take advantage of her as her young mate is ready to shower love and kindness. Women mostly less abusive but nagging, controlling weapon been used on their innocent loving, kind mate to take revenge on men something their forefathers done to family women. Do Men complain or cry in this situation?



At the time of hunting and gathering men were encouraged to be tough. Society expects men to be tough under every circumstance and keep their emotions in check. Crying considered as weakness among men. For that reason men experienced loneliness when they can’t express their grief, love, hate and antipathy if men don’t show their emotions, tears and fears they will end up bitter and angry men. In my opinion there is nothing wrong to be shed tears; Men are human just like us women. Men should express their anger with emotions not by physical force. Crying in men should not be sign of weakness as long as they don’t cry 24 hours and seven days.

Friday, May 14, 2010

सात फेरो से धोखा --लेखक : कमलेश चौहान allrights reserved with kamlesh chauahn

रीता कितनी देर पूल मे तैरती रही तथा रवि न जाने कितनी देर से उसके जिसम को यु  कभी मुड़ता डोलता हिलता देखता रहा अपनी नज़रो से निहारता रहा  अचानक उसका ध्यान रीता की बीती जिंदगी पर चला गया..उसने कल्पना मे सुधीर को रीता के जिसम पर कोड़े बरसाते देखा तथा रीता को तरपते  चिलाते पाया.. अपनी ही कल्पना में खोया रवि भागकर रीता को बचाने पानी मे भागा... पानी की तेज लहर मे रीता को अपनी बाजूयो मे यु जकड लिया रीता इस कदर  चिलाती रही लेकिन रवि को न जाने क्या सूझी वोह रीता के अंगो को सहलाता गया..जैसे जैसे रीता का बदन पानी मे तैर रहा था ....... ............

S D Burman-Meri Duniyaan Hai Maan(Talash-1959)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

सात समुन्दर पार -कमलेश चौहान - ज्ञान दर्पण -रतन शेखावत

चंडीगढ़ के यूनिस्टार पब्लिकेशन ने "सात समन्दर पार " हिंदी उपन्यास प्रकाशित किया है जिसे लिखा है अमेरिका में रहने वाली भारतीय महिला कमलेश चौहान ने

कमलेश चौहान पंजाब साहित्य सभा द्वारा प्रेस्टीयस एन आर आई एकेडमी अवार्ड जनवरी २००९ से भी सम्मानित है


उपन्यास अमेरिका में रहने वाले एक एनआरआई से शादी करने वाली महिला के जीवन की सच्ची घटना पर आधारित है
इस उपन्यास की मुख्य किरदार सुन्दरी नामक एक महिला है
साधारण परिवार में जन्मी सुन्दरी स्वतंत्र विचारों वाली ,बहादुर,चतुर ,वाक्पटु और सुन्दर महिला है
अपनी दो बहनों की शादी के खर्च के वित्तीय बोझ से दबे परिवार पर सुंदरी कभी बोझ नहीं बनना चाहती इसीलिए वह अपनी शादी की बजाए अपनी पढाई को प्राथमिकता देती है साथ ही गलत सामाजिक अवधारणाओं के खिलाफ आवाज उठाती है
सुन्दरी आकाश नाम के एक लड़के जिसे वह अपने सपनो का राजकुमार समझती है से बेइन्तहा प्यार करती है लेकिन उसके इस प्यार के रिश्ते को उसके घर वाले कभी स्वीकार नहीं करते और उसकी शादी एक एन आर आई से कर दी जाती है
अपने परिवार की आर्थिक व सामाजिक परिस्थितियों के चलते सुन्दरी उस एनआरआई से शादी कर लेती है और इस तरह शुरू होती है सुन्दरी की सात समंदर पार यात्रा


सुन्दरी एक पढ़ी लिखी महिला होने के बावजूद उसे महसूस कराया जाता है कि वह विदेशी वातावरण के लायक नहीं है उसका पति उसे अहसास करता है कि वह सामाजिक तौर पर उसकी बराबरी की नहीं है और वह उसकी भावनात्मक व वास्तविक इच्छाएँ कभी पूरी नहीं करता
वह हमेशा अपनी नौकरानी की तरह आज्ञाओं का पालन करवाना चाहता है लेकिन सुन्दरी इन सबके खिलाफ आवाज उठाती है और अपना एक अलग अपने खुद के उसूलों वाला व्यक्तित्व तैयार करती है
वह विदेशी कानून की मदद से तलाक़ लेकर खुद को अपने पति से अलग कर लेती है और समाज में अपनी पहचान बनाने का संघर्ष शुरू करती है इसी संघर्ष को इस पुस्तक में उकेरा गया है
इसके अलावा इस पुस्तक में भावनात्मक विषयों को छुआ गया है
जो भारतीय महिलाऐं शादी करके पश्चिमी देशो में पंहुच हिंसा, भावनात्मक व शारीरिक शोषण का शिकार बनती है उनके अनगिनत किस्से इस पुस्तक में संजोये गए है
और शोषण का शिकार बनी महिलाओं को उपन्यास के माध्यम से उनके अधिकारों से परिचित कराना व उनकी शक्ति को बढ़ाना है


उपन्यास में एक नारी के अरमानो व भावनाओं कोप गंभीरता से दर्शाने का प्रयत्न किया गया है
उपन्यास की किरदार सुन्दरी अपने प्यार से वंचित हो एक प्रेमरहित विवाह करती है ताकि वह अपने परिवार की वित्तीय सहायता व सामजिक प्रतिष्ठा बना सके लेकिन लेकिन इन प्रेमरहित बांहों के दलदल से निकलने के लिए वह जो संघर्ष कर एक ऐसी नारी बनती है जो समाज में अपना एक अलग निशान छोड़ती है




कमलेश चौहान एनआरआई से शादी करने के चक्कर में ठगी गयी भारतीय महिलाओं पर एक और उपन्यास लिख रही है " धोखा सात फेरों का "

Thursday, April 1, 2010

हम रूठना भूल गए : लेखिका कमलेश चौहान Copy rights with kamlesh Chauhan

हर मौसम आया हर मौसम गया

हम भूले ना आज तक कोई बात

हम भूले ना तेरा मधुर  पियार

दिल ने माना तुम्हे ही दिलदार

तेरा हमारे रूठने पे यह कहना

भल्ला लगता है तेरा मिजाज़ चुलबला

जब हमारा किसी से बात करना

सुना करते थे तुमसे ही तुम्हारे दिल का डरना

हम पूछते थे कियों करते हो हमारे प्रेम पे शक

जवाब था तुम्हारा भरोसा है मुझ पर

नहीं करता मेरे दिल नादाँ पे कोई शक


लेकिन यु आपका हमारे आजाद पंछी दिल को कैद करना

हमारा दिल समझ न सका आपका इस कदर दीवाना होना

जब आई तुम्हारी बारी पराये लोगों से यु खुल कर बात करना

हम सोचते आप भी सीख जायोंगे प्रेम दोस्ती मे अंतर करना

हम खुश होते तुम सीख रहे हो गैरो से दोस्ती करना

हमारे दिल की कदर करोगे क्या होता है समाजिक होना

यह क्या हुआ यह कै़से रुख बदला तुमने अपना


गैरो की बातो मे हकीकत पाई तुमने हमारी वफ़ा भूल गए

मौसम भी कुछ वक़त लेता है बदलने में

सर्दी गर्मी घडी लेती है रुत बदलने में

यह किस कदर रास्ता हमारा भूल गए

इतनी जल्द कियों रंग बदल गया तुम्हारा

नियत ने बदसूरत किया चेहरा तुम्हारा

हम बैठे रहे दहलीज़ पर तेरी इंतजार मे

बिखरा दिये राहो की बेदादगरी ने

जो भूल बिखारे थे मेरे हाथो ने

जब रूठ कर माँगा हमने अपना हक

बरसा दिये तुमने अंगार भरे लफ्ज़

आंखे रोई पर ना सोयी रात भर

तेरी ख़ुशी पे भटका था मेरा सफ़र



वोह नज़र बरस जाती थी हमारी याद में

अब ज़हर है कैसा तुम्हारी उस नज़र मे

वोह तुम ना थे जो आंसू चुराए तन्हाई के

मालूम ना था बरस गया है धुआ कब से


तेरी बेरुखी से यह अशक निलाम हो गये

मेरे अशकों से तेरी यादो के दिये बुझ गये

तुझे क्या पता औ बेवफा अंग है बर्फ मेरे

ना आयुंगी कभी तेरे दर पे बुलाने तुझे

की हम तुझ से रूठना भूल गये

Nothing should be manipulated or exploited or changed . all rights reserved with Kamlesh Chauhan

Monday, March 22, 2010

I WANT TO CRY: WRITTEN BY KAMLESH CHAUHAN COPYRIGHT@KAMLESH CHAUHAN

I want to cry..


Yet something tells me







Wait...


I want to cry...


Yet your excuse show me


No Mercy....


I want to cry...


Yet something hold me back


Warning me that these tears would not


Make you come to realization


I feel I should do something...


But I don't want to Hurt


Unknown part of Life


I imagin your Infidelity


My mind goes blank


I think numerous time..


I conditioned my emotions


to remain where they belong


somewhere buried deep Inside


But I want to cry..




ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITH KAMLESH CHAUHAN 2005

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chat with Kamlesh Chauhan the author of Kamlesh Chauhan --By Prof M.S. Verma

My Personal Chat With : Author Kamlesh Chauhan
Prof. M.S.Verma

Q. Ms Kamlesh what is it that convinces you that your book should be reviewed? Why should people be interested in reading your book?


K. I have lived in this beautiful country for …….years and have done my best to keenly observe the culture here. I have particularly noticed the clash of American and Indian culture. Most people in India aspire to migrate to America or to some other western country. The life here as portrayed in Hollywood films or what they have heard about it from NRI's who occasionally visit America and paint very rosy picture of their own life here is mostly misleading. Though human feelings round the globe are similar and akin to each others’, the cultures are miles apart. Any foreigner who comes to America finds another world here and it is almost an uphill task to get adjusted here and assimilated into the western culture. I have attempted to give an idea of the problems the Indians who come here face. This trend is not healthy either for them or for the American society and I have tried to discourage these Indian aspirants to stay back in India and make the most of their life there.


Q. Kamlesh from what you have told me I gather that your main concern in the book has been on the predicament of the migrating Indians. How do you feel the American readers would benefit this book?


K. I wonder if American public has any authentic picture of the NRI’s life as they live here. The younger generation comprising the children born in America has a different perspective of the Indian life and to them India and her culture appear as aliens. I would like to be forgiven for a question that I feel I should ask you as an American. Would you like an American to forget his country and severe roots from the American soil and the countries’ people? Of course the question of loyalty to the country is not involved in our discussion as Indians who have become naturalized citizens of the country are as much loyal as any Native American and are advancing the excellent image of America. There are NRI's who have key posts in many governmental and other organizations. Similarly no American would betray his country’s interests. But I am convinced people in both countries need authentic information so that international understanding and peace could be augmented.


Q. Do you think your book would meet the expectations of the American readers?


K. Yes and also to some extent no. The tastes of reader everywhere differ. I feel thrillers and crime fiction has a large readership and novels on social themes don't have that large readership. But still a big section of the society seeks novels on social themes. Books like the mine would be welcome in libraries and teaching institutions if they are in English. But the NRI's would certainly benefit from the book as the nuances of English or American English are not fully comprehensible to most of them. But there are Native Americans too who know Hindi and would welcome the book.


Q.Kamlesh, do you mean to say that NRI's expect the American media to carry news, reviews etc. about India and activities associated with Indians?



K. Yes I do. Indian papers are not readily available here. In most cases they reach the readers a few days later. Naturally the American papers should include material concerning Indians who reside in America in a sizable number.
Q. Mr….There is a flood of new writers and all want their books to be published, more to earn money than any other concern. They have very poor knowledge of Hindi literature or literature in general. if every book is published, the publisher can't even recover the money he would invest in promoting it. How then do you think Saat Samunder Paar would find readership?

PR. Books are written and rejected outright without even as much as a glance at their title. Books only of known writers are published and advertised for. Once the reading public becomes familiar with their names, every book they publish is sold. But let us not forget that every one was a first timer and fame comes later. Hence it is for the media to come forward and encourage promising works that a message and also afford some hours of relaxation. Saat Samunder Paar is a book with message for the Indians who inspire to migrate to Western countries in treasure hunt dreaming of Utopia and are very soon disillusioned and frustrated. They are given a morphed picture of the life NRIs have in the west as they shy away from confessing their miserable existence there. The book is an eye opener for them.




Q. You mean to say that only the people who intend to migrate would benefit from the book?

PR. Yes and in addition I would like to say that the book deals with a powerful social theme that is of universal interest. It has a web of human relations we find in our day to day life and has a universal appeal. The general public would find this book very interesting. The author has observed life from the perspective of a true Indian who shares the joys and sorrows of the people of Indian origin and would like her compatriots to avoid the pitfalls of western life. The style is so simple and yet it gives a very good picture of the suffering of the women who were victims of circumstances to go to America and were destined to suffer there. Theirs was a journey of no return. Besides certain aspects of literature and art have to be subjectively appreciated and can't exactly be described in words.