PARADOXICALLY A WOMAN BY T. DARSHAN


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PARADOXICALLY A WOMAN BY T. DARSHAN ® , New York, NY 
The "authentic woman" philosophy...
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Interview with T. Darshan


Question:
What is the overall theme of your book?

Darshan:
The overall theme of the book is to unveil the many levels of the female dynamic while drawing attention to the institutional challenges that attempt to confine them.


Question:
What inspired you to write this book?

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. Often the female is reduced to a vehicle that only speaks to the male circumstance. In contrast, I depict her as an agent of her own creation. Many challenges arise to problematize this, but my novel insists that the female must be greater than the circumstances she finds herself in.

Question:
Is there a particular passage you like? 

Darshan:
If I had to pick one... here it is:  
The slanting streets skated by unmoved as Pam ran through the collimating night. Home—she had to get there before Karisma left. So she ran, her flight across each street roaring in speed, the signs bearing their names vanishing from sight. Two men and a woman waved, but Pam couldn’t see them. She only had eyes for one destination, one face, one final encounter. 
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Question:
What makes your book different from other books like it?

Darshan:
I do believe this book is different in that it presents the authentic woman as a necessary challenge—since the only thing necessary to human condition is the female—against the male monopoly on everything from the concept of faith to the trappings of success.

Question:
Where does this book take place?

Darshan:
NYC

Question:
Why do you think that this book will appeal to readers?

Darshan:
I do believe readers would find the book appealing because the book has elements of originality that the readers should find thoughtful, refreshing and self-relating.

Question:
How is your book relevant in today’s society?

Darshan:
I believe the book is relevant because it presents a different perspective on the female identity and gives the female a new frame of reference to engender their empowerment and manifest their authenticity. 

Question:
If asked to summarize your book in a few sentences?

Darshan:
I would say the book brings to light some of the perils and promises the female encounters when trying to surmount the pressures of the male circumstance. It also brings to bear the problem of female responsibility and the problem of female identity when thrust against these pressures.

This novel is more than a work of fiction. It is also a vision that aims to inspire women to pursue their authenticity while informing men to assume their rightful position in the process.  
Interview with T. Darshan cont'd...