Flight of the Flamingo

Westland Ltd launches bestselling author Sangeeta Mall latest book “Flight of the Flamingo” at Crossword Bookstore, Kemps Corner.

March 10, 2014 11:27 IST | India Infoline News Service
Leading publishing house, Westland Ltd launched Sangeeta Mall’s latest book titled “FLIGHT OF THE FLAMINGO” and The Beyond Pink chat show today at Crossword Bookstore, Kemps Corner.

Famed CNBC-TV 18 host, Anuradha Sengupta was in conversation with the author for ‘The Beyond Pink’ chat. She alongwith the renowned author of the Shiva Trilogy, Amish released the book. Celebrated commentator, Harsha Bhogle and his wife Anita Bhogle were present for the launch.

Flight of the Flamingo, the first title in the Beyond Pink series, takes a look at the real dilemmas of urban women in India who choose to follow their gut, using their talents and career options to design a life they can be proud of.

The book is a perfect connect with the growing breed of self-confident women who form a large part of the new Indian readership. Categorized under the Genre of Fiction, the Release Type is Original; priced at Rs 295 it features a Binding Paperback. Imprinted by Tranquebar it runs with a Page Extent of 312 pp.

About the book: Preeta Dhingra, an editor at Pradhan Publishers, has a dead-end job editing cheap romantic fiction. Life changes when one day a submission lands on her desk, a compilation of stories by well-known women whose public lives shield the terrible trauma of marital infidelity. Anchoring this project is celebrity banker Sonia Vaswani, a financial powerhouse whose marriage of twenty years has ended indivorce. Now Sonia has chosen to go public with the facts and shareher vulnerability with the whole world.

Preeta, single mother of a physically challenged child prodigy,chooses to go ahead with the publication of the book in defiance of her boss’s fiat against it. In doing so, she puts at risk her job, the trust of her friend, Sonia, and her relationship with Prakash Raghuraj, her mentor and close friend.

Preeta’s decision to publish the book is borne out of her desire to do something meaningful in life, something that she can be proud of even if it means sacrificing the opportunity to earn enough money to take her daughter to the US for treatment. In the process, she learns somethings about her origins that she didn’t know before, alongwith the ability to be at peace with whatever life chooses to throw her way.

About the author: Sangeeta Mall celebrates fiction about women who have grown up to believe that they have the power to follow their gut. Armed with a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, Sangeeta changed course from being an entrepreneur with a business management degree to becoming a storyteller fairly recently. She is also the curator of the Beyond Pink series. Sangeeta lives in Mumbai with her family.

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