Sep 15 - Rajashree Anands novel on Cyber Bullying

Rajashree Anands recently released debut novel Im Not a Retard is on the theme of cyber bullying.  

Katya Mishra is tormented by a group of cyber-bullies in college and reaches out to Tara Ghosh in sheer desperation. Her appeal is marked as a spam by the journalist, who is caught in her own world of choices: career, family and newfound love. Matters would have got much worse than they seemed in South Hall International School, if not for Mr. Ralph Archer, the Head of Boarding, who is a victim of a host of hate-pages on FB. Can he make a difference to set records straight once again or will Katyas predicament bring in the answers? Who will change things for Katya? Or will she discover a new self in her through a trail of secrets? How will each of them find solutions to their own problems and solve that of others?

Im Not a Retard! seeks to make people aware of the downsides of this newly-found medium of expression and is the voice of silent rebellion from the many students and adults faced by instances of cyber-bullying in their lives.

Through an interplay of narrative voices, the reader is taken on a voyage, experiencing the twists and turns of characters who meander through the complex intricacies and ironic shortcomings of the cyber-world.

Rajashree Anand was raised in the bylanes of Mylapore (Chennai), Ballygunge (Kolkata) and Vasant Kunj (New Delhi), and her perspectives on life are a juxtaposition of the traditional, cultural and modern medley of her growing up days. Her poetry has been published in several ezines including Muse India.

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Im Not a Retard can be ordered from Amazon or Flipkart, and is also available in many leading bookstores.


(Based on info furnished by the author.   Sep 15, 2014)

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