Anita Shirodkar to Launch Her Latest Book ‘Aryavir’ at the St Regis, Mumbai

Marketing | June 12, 2017 | News

Anita Shirodkar The St.Regis Mumbai Tamarind Global

To celebrate the launch of the book ‘Guardians of the Blue Lotus 1-ARYAVIR’, Anuraag Bhatnagar, Multi-Property Vice President, Luxury, Marriott International and author Anita Shirodkar have invited a select gathering of Mumbai’s glitterati and culture lovers to introduce the book, over cocktails and hor's d'oeuvres at The Anias at the St Regis, Mumbai on June 15.

Aryavir is Anita Shirodkar’s latest book, and is the first of a sweeping trilogy in the mythological fantasy genre. Guests will be treated to a nuanced reading from the book by film and TV actor Simone Singh and theatre and film personality Avantika Akerkar.  

“The Guardians of the Blue Lotus is a labour of love for me,” said Anita. “The Indian mythological space is very close to my heart, and Aryavir has been a fascinating journey for me – made all the more special by the tremendously positive response I have received from everyone who has read it so far, be they 18 or 80!”

Anita has spent 20 years as an Art Director and later Creative Director at advertising agencies in India and abroad. Some of the agencies she worked for are Trikaya (Mumbai), Lintas (Dubai), Pangulf Publicity (Dubai) and Mudra (Mumbai).

Currently creative consultant to Tamarind Global, an Event and Destination Management Company, which gives her the opportunity to indulge her passion for travel. She has spent a lot of time travelling and absorbing all kinds of world cuisine,

In 2013, Anita discovered her passion for writing, and started off with a foray into contemporary fiction. Her first book Secrets and Second Chances was published in the year 2014, after which she went on to writing two more contemporary fiction books; Nights in Pink Satin (2015) and Adriana’s Smile (2016). Her latest book Aryavir, published in May 2017, is the first of a powerful, mythological trilogy- The Guardians of the Blue Lotus.

Aryavir was launched in stores last week and is already making ripples – the readership base for this popular genre is huge and Aryavir has filled void for more such fantasy books with élan. The story of Guardians of the Blue Lotus – Aryavir is set in a completely fictional world and takes place in a place very like ancient India, but with fictitious kingdoms and races. One of the main protagonists is Aryavir, a prince of the kingdom of Kamalkund. The book introduces the reader to fascinating, layered characters who add texture to this classic tale which pays homage to India's magnificent mythological heritage. There are princes, kings, queens and warriors who are fighting their battles - real and metaphorical. There are fascinating characters - the revered Maheshwari sect who live in seclusion in Aryavartha, the mountain kingdom. There are the Kesakutas, who are Kamalkund’s long haired warriors who sleep for 100 days and fight for 100 days at a time. There are historical nuances; there is clear and present danger; the past unravels its mysteries unexpectedly; and, at its heart, this is a story that is about the eternal human journey.

 

A select gathering of Mumbai’s glitterati and culture lovers will be present for the launch at The Anias at the St Regis, Mumbai on June 15.

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