After the success story of Configurational Coordinates of Women’s Space in Selected Novels of Shashi Deshpande and The Priceless Petals, Ritu Kamra Kumar is back with her third book, The Strokes of Solitude. A thought-intriguing anthology of the observations of life, The Strokes of Solitude was released virtually by motivational speaker and author Vivek Atray.
While providing an insider’s view into the book, Ritu said, “The articles compiled in The Strokes of Solitude are my observations of life’s experiences. It is a unique expression of my thoughts which exposes the various facets of life; thereby filling my pot of learning with sublime sensibility, exalted experiences, and an emotional enthusiasm.”
She further elaborated, “These strokes of solitude have been transfixed on the canvas of this book with rainbow splash of hues portraying jocund joy, candid contemplations, lively longings, and a divine decree which is a part and parcel of human felicity, fret and fate.”
While writing may be a solitary affair, it does generate an unconditional joy that is meant to be shared with the world, and that’s how this book took birth. Ritu believes that the vast canvas of life needs no outlandish colours to paint it with words, but only a keen eye to crystallize the moments.
Her writings range from social subtleties to women’s world and contemporary complexities. She is presently working as an Associate Professor in the Post Graduate Department of English, Mukand Lal National College, Yamunanagar, Haryana. — TNS