There is no better feeling than movement of life inside you. – And every mother experiences this feeling in different ways. The journey of those nine months looks so similar, but yet it is not the same for any two mothers in the world.
In the journey of pregnancy, a mother not only undergoes a physical change, but molds mentally as well. The emotions she experiences are uniquely her own and each day is a new learning or experience for her. The happiness, the anxiety, the apprehensions, the fear – everything is relatable to other to-be moms, but still they her personal account of those nine months is HER OWN JOURNEY through different roads and milestones. It is a personal account of things that happened till a child was born and a mother too.
One such beautiful journey has been narrated through words in the upcoming book, ‘Emotions and Elation’ by a Mompreneur-turned author from Bangalore. Banani Das Dhar became a mother to a handsome boy, Om, last year and got inducted into the wonderful life of motherhood.
Pregnancy is a potpourri of different emotions and phases which combines together to make a ‘mother’. Every mom-to-be has her unique story, yet so familiar for other moms too.
Banani wrote this book to share her own emotions, and reach out all those moms who have already experienced this phase or are gearing up to celebrate pregnancy in their lives.
What is so unique about the book?
It is like a diary: ‘Emotions and Elation’ was written during her pregnancy and is full of her own raw and rustic emotions. It comes right from her heart, exactly the way things happened chronologically without exaggerations and exclusions. Banani utilized her time during pregnancy to translate her story into writing, which got transformed into this amazing book.
It connects people: ‘Emotions and Elation’ has inputs from the father of the child and talks about many other people, who directly or indirectly affected or impacted Banani during her journey through pregnancy.
It is an experience: The book is Banani’s own experience, her moments of woes and wows. But, it is magically the story of many expectant moms all over. One can relate and identify with the emotions penned down and find themselves in her shoes.
It has a message: It is not a pregnancy manual, yet it might be so intriguing and helpful for expecting moms while accepting this new phase in life. Many of us stress during this phase or have a hard time coping with different aspects. Banani did too, and this is her story that she has shared with the world on how she faced and overcame challenges, on how she rejoiced moments of happiness and how she made the best of this beautiful phase.
It is a GIFT: The book is full of memories, both good, bad and maybe sometimes ugly. So, it is a memoir for her son, a gift when he turns ONE and a repository of her emotions for life. One day, she will laugh or cry reading this book all over again and remember the times that have gone by.
About Emotions and Elation:
Emotions and Elation is the debut book of Banani. It is a wonderful account of her nine months of pregnancy. She has put down her personal account on paper, described her every emotion and rejoiced her elation at becoming a mother through a story that others can also relate to.
This is not a guidebook of pregnancy or just an autobiography. It also talks about everyone who was involved in and related to her pregnancy.
The 13 chapters in her book are much more than the story of 9 months and 2 people. The book is like a free-flowing tale that will remind you of your own woes and wows of pregnancy yet make you smile on you had survived or enjoyed this phase.
It is like a walk down the memory lane, reminiscing memories, moments and milestones.
The book is worth reading because this is not only a true story, but it might have been your story too.
‘Emotions and Elation’, published by Half Baked Beans is all set to launch in Bangalore on July 1st, 2018. It is available on Amazon for purchase: https://www.amazon.in/EMOTIONS-ELATION-Banani-Das-Dhar/dp/B07DHB9521
About Banani Das Dhar:
Banani is an ex-Clinical Data Analyst and the founder of a popular Lifestyle and Cultural digital magazine, BananiVista. She hails from Assam, but currently Bengaluru is her home.
She is an avid traveler and a Nature photography as well. Apart from the thrill and excitement of visiting and exploring new places, she finds traveling as a way of self-reflection. She loves interacting with people.
‘Emotions and Elation’ is her debut book, but she has been a part of anthologies as a short story writer.
You can contact Banani at firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries and messages.