PARADOXICALLY A WOMAN BY T. DARSHAN


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PARADOXICALLY A WOMAN BY T. DARSHAN ® , New York, NY 
.Author Considers the Female Identity in New Novel 
T. Darshan announces the release of new book, “Paradoxically a Woman” 

New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 
In his new novel, “Paradoxically a Woman” (published by iUniverse), T. Darshan presents a powerful story of the female identity, how it has been shaped by the male gaze and why the path ahead deserves both anticipatory wonder and careful consideration.

“The book brings to light some of the perils and promises the female encounters when trying to surmount the pressures of the male circumstance,” explains Darshan. “It also brings to bear the problem of female responsibility and the problem of female identity when thrust against these pressures.”

Discussing these matters particularly in the realm of fiction held specific appeal to Darshan. “I don’t believe the complexity of the female identity has been done much justice in popular literature, and this is what largely inspired me to write ‘Paradoxically a Woman,’” says Darshan.

“Paradoxically a Woman” tells the story of Karisma, a young girl who is abandoned by her mother on a deserted train platform in New York City. Years later, Karisma is riding the A train when she feels a man observing her with an interest that is anything but casual. Although she finds it perplexing, Karisma has no idea that the mysterious man has been secretly watching her for a few days – and that he has already crafted an ingenious plan to help alleviate her challenging circumstances. But when the man who claims to be a recruiter from Princeton begins a conversation with Karisma, everything changes. He knows her name, and he knows she is a genius.

Darshan’s compelling female protagonist drives the story, tackling philosophical questions of self-determination along the way.

“I depict (Karisma) as an agent of her own creation,” says Darshan. “Many challenges arise to problematize this, but my novel insists that the female must be greater than the circumstances she finds herself in.”

About the Author 
T. Darshan is proud to share his “authentic woman” philosophy through his works of fiction. He currently lives in New York.

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​Baruch Bookworm - Ticker: March 11, 2013 Article by Sara Lustberg

Paradoxically a Woman by T. Darshan addresses a variety of major issues modern young women confront on a daily basis.

The novel, nationally released by independent distributer iUniverse, has let loose this raw, seemingly unedited account of young adult life in New York City.

This fictional book possesses a tone similar to that of a science fiction or futuristic novel but with tangible principles.

The dilemmas of protagonist Karisma draws in the reader in a way that is not usually found in recently popular, sexually-driven foreign novels like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.

Darshan attacks issues normally found in Candice Bushnell novels, or worse a scandalous modern-day Nancy Drew series. To the surprise and benefit of the reader, however, Darshan takes a new spin on an old approach.

Paradoxically a Women advocates for the free spirit in all people, but like Darshan suggests, it is more than overt in young women today.

The novel tells the tale of Karisma, who is purposely abandoned on a subway platform by her mother at a young age. Darshan alludes to themes such as self-sufficiency, prophecies and overcoming adversity.

Karisma, who is initially confused by her mother’s disappearance and propositions, comes to terms with living her life as an unrestrained, intelligent and free woman with no barriers or limits.

After being abandoned by her mother and all she’s ever known, Karisma goes through life fighting for herself and her way of life.

Soon, though, she realizes she is experiencing every girl’s worst nightmare. At the climax of this novel, Karisma is convinced she has a stalker and when she finally confronts him, he claims he is a college recruiter from Princeton.

By the end of this relatively short novel, the reader may take on a whole new perspective about life and living for the day.

To the surprise of many readers, Paradoxically a Woman was not written by a female, but in fact a young adult male eager to share his perspective and theories on the female gender.

Darshan’s voice clearly encompasses his own personal theory about never succumbing to self-pity or the pity of others.

His own ideologies are present throughout his works, and he encourages women to never be victims of circumstance, particularly things that are out of their control.

On his personal website, Darshan says, “I don’t believe the complexity of the female identity has been done much justice in popular literature, and this is what largely inspired me to write Paradoxically a Woman.”

“I depict [Karisma] as an agent of her own creation,” says Darshan. “Many challenges arise to problematize this, but my novel insists that the female must be greater than the circumstances she finds herself in.”

Paradoxically a Woman can be purchased on T. Darshan’s personal website, and all proceeds are being pledged to an educational cause for the underprivileged youth of New York City.

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