Blurb: In a nation where most women are taught to be submissive at every stage in life, Maya stands out. In a society that finds fault in women for heinous crimes like rape, Maya stands up. Maya and Rajat fall in love while they study at IIT Kanpur, their daughter Sejal only makes the bond stronger even after years of marriage. Life is almost perfect when two petty criminals decide to make her fairy tale life a tale of horror and fear with their intention of molesting her. Will she be able to fight her fate while Rajat is away and save herself and her five-year-old? Will she be able to undo all stereotypes and face the male-dominated society after that fateful night? Will Rajat stand up with her as she decides to battle her fears and take the culprits to their just punishment? Its Never Too Late is a story of every woman who decides to fight her fears and even destiny of every human who chooses the right over the easy of every wife who shoulders all responsibilities of the house and of every mother who is unwavering in her resolve to ensure that her daughter grows up in a safer world.
About the Author: Priyanka Baranwal is a freelance writer, poet and blogger. She is a science graduate and certified in Diploma in Pre & Primary Teacher’s Training with Specialization in Teaching English from American TESOL Institute, and Textile Designing. She has been a well appreciated teacher and has also worked with a NGO in Bangalore as Corporate Relationship Officer. She loves music, literature, writing, and travelling. Originally from Mirzapur (U.P.) and she is settled in Bangalore with her husband, Sumit Baranwal and son, Ashmit. Its Never Too Late is her debut novel.
Review: This novel is about Maya, who decides to fight against all odds and prove that it is not the women who are always responsible if something wrong happens. Maya an alumnus of IIT Kanpur meets her love Rajat. They get married and are blessed with a daughter Sejal. The story picks up energy only after 100+ pages. I would like to praise the author for not losing direction of the plot till the end. The story has a social message that – treat a woman with respect because a society without women would be hell. This novel made me consider that Indian women are not weak. Women need to be appreciated in all the roles they perform. The narration is so simple and the readers can connect with the story well. A good one time read I will definitely recommend it others.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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