What would it be like for a girl, born in one of the lowest economic levels in India, to discover her unchecked expression? How would that occur? What would be the consequences in her life and others involved? Are there only tragedies and unhealing wounds? Or are there also undiscovered and uncommon feats? What kind of character is she? And how does she use life events to distinguish her identity? What would be the benefits of learning about such a girl?
What could benefit readers from different parts of India and the world, if they were to learn about the girl’s culture and society? Would it help them connect with experiences, restrictions, and triumphs, that the readers or their elders or ancestors might have gone through? Would it be an enjoyable and moving experience? Would there be new and fascinating details they may come across?
Aishwarya's story is an uncommon feat of a common girl.
A VIDEO INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Kamraj Sundram is an artist committed to the deeper meanings and crafts of acting, a writer, and a speaker. Intrigued by the book of Buddha that his beloved aunt Kalyani gave him when he was five, Kamraj Sundram walked with a fundamental question.
"What is the purpose of life if we are to die?"
Keeping this question alive, he ventured through various landscapes of life that started from an unheard village in the south of India. He has written several essays/articles and poetry and has also won accolades for his public speaking and plays in events, since his early teens.
Often, he has found himself as a person of all worlds. He was born in an economically challenging situation and from a village where there was a dearth of basic amenities. From there to his progression to a successful career life in buzzing cities in India, Chennai, then Mumbai, and then to New York City, London, Singapore, Zurich, and many more, he continues to grow into a keen enthusiast of life around him, in people.
Kamraj Sundram experienced his life gaining its aliveness, through the help of many loving females, who have often risen above their restrictions. A common observation by him, no matter, the country is that their challenges are harder than his. At this juncture, he decided to write an adaptation of an original novel in Tamil by Ashokkumar. He found the novel excellent in bringing out a triumphant and a humane story of a girl. Ashokkumar penned the novel in Tamil with his imagination applied to the real struggles and triumphs he heard from people.
Ashokkumar works as a creative head in the Tamil film industry. An avid reader and writer, Ashokkumar, has written hundreds of essays on a wide variety of topics and noteworthy novels in Tamil in both print and digital media.
Deeply moved by the need to assist people at old age, unsupported young kids, and women, he dedicates time for their upliftment through his ‘Aalamaram Foundation.’
Ashokkumar’s writing always carries an element of optimism with a deeper understanding of human nature. He has worked as story & screen play writer for ‘Mai,’ and dialogue-writer for ‘Onbathula Guru.’ His impressive dialogues that gave life to the characters in movie, ‘Mai’, were lauded by the famous Tamil weekly magazine, ‘Ananda Vikatan.’
He worked as a creative head for the film ‘Nedunalvaadai,’ released in 2019. The film is recognized by mainstream media as a film of substance, authenticity, and a film that portrays real-life beautifully.
He also is the director and writer of 'In the jungle of our village,' a meaningful short film, the first from Sarvah League, a company, Kamraj Sundram has founded.