Support Manoj Kerai!
Manoj is 26 year old community member from Kundanpur gaam is releasing his debut novel on International Women’s Day (8th March). He has worked and volunteered in the charity sector for 12 years and is passionate about human rights.
“The Burning Bride focuses on violence against women in India and particularly demonstrates injustices within the dowry system. The inspiration for my first novel came from reading many stories in the Indian media about dowry deaths and other forms of violence against women. What I found ironic was that Indian people worship women in the forms of many goddesses. The most commonly worshipped goddess is Durga who has nine forms. Therefore The Burning Bride is told through nine women’s perspectives. The multiple perspectives highlights social, psychological and cultural factors which allow the dowry system to claim so many lives every year. Some of the proceeds from the sales of The Burning Bride will support the Asian Circle to fund Oxfam projects for women in India.”
The book will be released as an e-book on Kindle, Kobo and Nook. If successful a physical book will be published at a later date.