#ShitalaReview - Mruga Kirloskar - Paithani designer and Fashionista.
Updated: Mar 23
I have known Mitra for more than 2 decades and have always enjoyed discussing topics ranging from Indian history, religion about science and even fashion!
She continues to amaze me with her sharp mind and immense thirst for knowledge. A true believer in ‘swadhyaya’ or self learning, she is a seeker of the truth. I have been following her journey and her blog ‘Tejomaya Bharat’ ( Dazzling India) where she shares untold stories of our great Bharat...Stories that are backed by sound research and facts.
When she announced that she was working on a book about how Bharat played a huge role in enabling vaccination, I was eager to know more. Having pre-ordered my copies no sooner it was announced, I finished reading this gem of a book as soon as it arrived in the mail.
It is unputdownable from the word go! The language is easy to follow for all age groups and the story unfolds in the form of a conversation between a grandfather (Nana) and his sharp-witted granddaughter ( Tara) a situation that most of us can relate with.
The facts that Mitra has shared will blow you away! It will make you proud and angry at the same time. It will make you wonder, why was this never ever shared with us?? Why has the world NEVER acknowledged the contribution of India in the field of vaccination?
The truth is out there, waiting for you to discover it! And as you will discover, this Truth can be stranger and more fascinating than fiction.
The book is an eyeopener for readers and seekers of all ages. I strongly recommend that you read it first yourself, read it to your children/grandchildren, buy copies and share it with your friends. The relevance of this book is more so, given the current pandemic that the world is facing. It will make you feel proud of our heritage and restore your faith in Indian scientists, researchers and the science of Ayurveda.
Also a huge shout out to Falguni Gokhale for the amazing cover design!!
I can’t wait for the next book! All the best Mitra, super proud of you.
I can't wait for the next book! All the best Mitra, super proud of you.
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