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A peek into random musings
Meena R Shankar
Type: Print Book
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
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TRANSIENT THOUGHT TRAVAILS deals with a wide gamut of subjects in the form of poetry on festivals, seasons, relationships, people and places.

The book portrays the inner-most feelings of the poet. She expresses her love for people by dedicating poems in their honour. She reflects on women's status, career, motherhood, life's meaning, contemporary attitudes and behaviour. She has also made observations on countries visited and institutions she has come into contact with. She offers an insight into her feelings, thoughts and observations over the past 25 years of her life.

About the Author

Meena, daughter of S.Sankara Subrahmanyan and Vimala Mani, born and brought up in Chennai, Bhopal and Hyderabad, is a family oriented person and is a home bird.

She did her schooling from Children’s Garden High School and graduated from the prestigious Stella Maris College, Chennai. Later, she pursued her post graduation at the renowned Madras School of social work and came out with flying colours.

She has cleared the National Eligibility Test for lecturers and has worked for some time as an Assistant Professor of Social Work.

She is married to S. Ramesh Shankar since 1984 and is blessed with a daughter Aparna and son Vignesh. Her interests revolve around people, arts, crafts, dance, drama and music. She is fond of traveling and exploring new places.

She is a simple person and leads a contented life, currently residing in Bangalore.

Book Details

ISBN: 9788184652529
Publisher: Self
Number of Pages: 482
Dimensions: 5"x7"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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aps07 11 years, 11 months ago


The book opens up the author’s heart in the form of poetry on different issues – people she has come in contact with, places/ institutions she has visited, festivals she has witnessed, relationships she has observed, life’s twists and turns and even self-introspection.

The sheer variety of subjects covered in the writings jotted down during the last 25 years is immense – from sickness to celebrations, gloomy weather to enthusiasm, coolness to tension, peace-loving people to vigorous adolescents, loneliness to crowded gatherings, subtleness to pomp and show and what not.

A brief preview of the author – Meena R. Shankar is a home-maker, married to S. Ramesh Shankar for 26 years, has a 25-year-old daughter Aparna and 21-year-old son Vignesh. She enjoys the simple nuances of life – like arts and crafts, gardening, learning new languages, nurturing relationships, looking after her rest-house-like home in Kengeri, Bangalore. She leads a contented life, carefully looking after home affairs.

An obedient daughter, a dutiful wife, a wise mother, a simple mother-in-law and now going to be a grandma, she has balanced all relationships with elan over the years !! She did her Masters in Social Work from the prestigious Madras School of Social Work and met her life partner there. She then passed the National Eligibility test for lecturers and worked as an Asst. Professor for some time before discovering the joys of being a home-maker.

Having lived in Chennai, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Indore, Delhi and Bangalore – she is conversant in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. An avid reader, nature-lover and art enthusiast, she enjoys driving down to different places with her husband during their free time.

The book is a tribute to the author by her daughter on her 50th b’day - a simple attempt to compile the author’s writings– and surely is a feather in the cap for all the subjects involved!! A must read for everyone – go grab your copy today and be the next one to write a review !!

-Aparna Chandra
June 2010

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