The Curse of Damini
The Curse of Damini (ISBN 978-1482851076, 978-1482851083) written by debutante author Debajani Mohanty, is a historical fiction set in the backdrop of pre-independence and early independent India. It’s also a coming of age novel that follows the journey of strong female protagonists Renuka and her childhood friend Mandira from rash teen-agers to two leading entrepreneurs of 21st century India.
Reasons To Read “The Curse of Damini”
The story that spans seven decades of Renuka’s life focuses on the struggle of the women, their fight for existence and the search for identity.
There is a strong voice of protest against the cruelties towards women.
The authoress with a missionary zeal proves financial independence not only gives an identity to a lady but the power to fight back against the male dominated society .
Some of the social issues that is covered in the novel:
- Girl Child
- Famine & Malnutrition
- Family Planning/Birth Control Initiative
- Live-in Relationship
Blogs of Debajani Mohanty
The novel is inspired by many real people and historical events. The story has many incidents taken from the life of her grandparents that includes the pre-independent era, her grandfather’s education in B.H.U., foreign travel, training & working as a pioneer hydro-electric engineer of early independent India and key role play in construction of many dams constructed in India after independence. The partition and its effect on women, famine, malnutrition, and the trade are information collected by the authoress by her grandparents, numerous old ladies of Odisha & Bengal and many old newspaper cuttings available on internet and memoirs written by eminent people of that era.
Interview with Merrybrains - Meet Debajani Mohanty, Author of the book ‘The Curse of Damini’
So we reviewed her debut book and we loved it and is proudly placed in my library. We had a […]Read More ›
Newsfast TV Interview with Debajani Mohanty
The Forgotten Daminis are the unsung heroes of the yesteryears who had the audacity to continue to thrive despite all […]Read More ›
Interview of Debajani Mohanty - Salis Online interview
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Debajani Mohanty is a senior I.T. professional with an MNC in India. “The Curse of Damini”, her […]Read More ›