Mysuru, Feb 4: The Other End of the Corridor, a novel written by Sujata Rajpal was released by Her Highness Mrs Pramoda Devi Wadiyar at Mysore Sports Club on January 31st.
Praveen Sood, Additional Director General of Police Karnataka State Reserve Police Bangaluru, Vinita Sood , and K.B. Ganapathy, Editor - in- Chief Star of Mysore were the guests of honor for the event.
Pramoda Devi said that she was delighted to release the book. "I liked the theme of the book. I would definitely read the book. I wish her success and happiness," she said. Praveen Sood , the super cop, pointed out that the gripping story that the author manages to weave around the protagonist of the book, is actually the life-story of many women in our country who are exposed to atrocities from all forms of the society .
"I usually take a month to finish a book but he could finish Sujata's book in just five days. The book was a page- turner that he couldn't leave it," Praveen Sood said.
Vinita Sood kept it short and simple. She praised the author's multi-tasking skills for having managed her personal and professional life so well in the past twelve years as is evident by her successful career in Corporate Communications and by her two boisterous sons. "Sujata is a role model for all women in our society and will inspire many others to pursue their dreams," Vinita said.
The real star of Mysore, K.B.Ganapathy, graced the event with his presence. Being a seasoned novelist himself, he highlighted the difficulties faced by fiction writers in giving life to the characters and how Sujata has done it with relative ease. He was particularly impressed with the eye-catching cover, unique design and overall presentation of the book and complimented the publisher's work.
Sujata Rajpal heads the Corporate Communication & PR function of SPI, the city-based IT company. She is also a freelance writer and writes for publications like Femina, Deccan Herald and Star of Mysore. "This book is the story about finding your strengths in adversities and chasing your dreams, something which I strongly believe in. Mysore provides the perfect atmosphere for creative activities like writing. I might not have written a book if I wouldn't have relocated to Mysore. I would want my book to be translated in Kannada," Sujata said.
Published by Mahaveer Publishers from New Delhi, The Other End of the Corridor is Sujata's debut novel. It is the story about aspirations, love for one's dreams, friendships, resilience and unpredictabilities in life. It took her five years to publish this novel, which includes more than a year of publishing time.
Sujata hails from Chandigarh. She made Mysore her home twelve years ago and now calls herself a proud Mysorean. She has done her MPhil in Economics and has studied Mass Communication & PR from Panjab University Chandigarh. She is inspired by various authors like Manju Kapur, Anita Nair, Paulo Coelho, Khaled Hosseini and Sidney Sheldon.
Krupa Sumanth compered the event with composure and her usual grace.