1 June 2019
Literary Endeavours are always priceless and that’s what The Priceless Petals is all about. A non-fiction book by author Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar was launched here today at Chandigarh Press Club.
The book is a collection of Dr. Ritu’s writings published in different newspapers and magazines. The author Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar is working as Associate Professor in the Post Graduate Department of English, Mukand Lal National College, Yamunanagar. This is her second book. First one was ‘Configurational Coordinates of Woman’s Space in Select Novels of Shashi Deshpande’.
Giving details about the book, Dr. Ritu said, “The Priceless Petals is a collection of my thoughts, an autobiographical endeavour on various subjects, crystallized and transfixed through write-ups which got published in various newspapers, The Hindustan Times, The Daily Post, The Tribune and Woman’s Era. I have been writing for these publications since 2015.”
She added, “For me the book is many things rolled into one. It is an outcome of unhurried reflections away from professional pursuit. While compiling the anthology, I found myself on the path of self-discovery. I believe that the write-ups encased in the book with expression of love, laughter, liveliness and longings are part of human delight, despair and destiny.
Published by Authors Press, New Delhi, the book is divided into six sections- Blissful Bonds, Candid Contemplations, College Colours, Feminine Finesse, Festival Fiesta and Seasonal Spells and Societal Subtleties.
“In every write-up, effort has been made to maintain balance, blending traditional and modernity. Writing helped me reinvent myself and discover my latent talent and creativity. It is not only informative and educative but also thrilling and therapeutic. When articles are based on personal experiences and observations of societies respond to situations, they come straight from the heart and strike a chord with the reader”, the author adds.
About the Author: Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar is working as Associate Professor in the Post Graduate Department of English, Mukand Lal National College, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana since September 1987. She did her M.A., M. Phil. from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. She got her Ph.D. Degree in the year 2016. She has to her credit, several articles and research papers published in the leading National and International Research journals and anthologies published in India, has delivered extension lectures in various colleges, guided M. Phil students for their dissertation. Her areas of interest are Feminism, Gender Studies and Post-Colonial Studies.