Daughter of a drunkard monk- A novel by Saumya Vivek Kaushik

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Book Review: “Daughter of a Drunkard Monk”

Author: Saumya Kaushik
 Omji Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. (1 February 2015)

ISBN-10: 9384028134

ISBN-13: 978-9384028138

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 4/5


The Indian literary scene is bursting at the seams with new authors, new plots (almost, and sometimes contrived), new ambitions and new hopes (for some of us at least). And amidst all of this, as a reader, I am often perplexed and overwhelmed. I don’t know what to read some times. It is not about choice. It is about the quality of writing. It is about the writing that is intellectually laced and about the kind of writing that aims to reach out to everyone. In all of this, there is the kind of book that is mid-way – somewhere there but not appeasing to the masses (or not aiming to at least) and yet it does. “Daughter of a Drunkard…

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Author: Saumya Kaushik

Saumya Kaushik (born April 17, 1994) is a bestselling Indian author under her pseudonym, Saumya Vivek Kaushik. Educated at Jamia Milia Islamia, she works as a Marketing Manager for a giant conglomerate. She is best known for writing on Gender Issues and Impact of patriarchal norms. Her novels always possess a female protagonist and focuses on the ideology of slow, conservative and religiously sanctioned changes for women in the modern society. Saumya’s writings follow her life from “Daughter of a Drunkard Monk”, “Minds at Work” to the latest “Life Beyond Expectations”. Saumya can be reached at @isaumyakaushik on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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