Aparna | Chitranshu ‘Rudra’
The book is a collection of hindi poems and has been very aptly titled “Aparna”, which in hindi means “the one who lived without a single leaf”. In Hindu mythology, ‘Aparna’ is another name for Goddess Parvati, who took the path of severe penance and fasting to please and attain the grace of Lord Shiva. In modern times, people too survive on little and go on quests to attain the impossible, only to be dissappointed by social evils and people’s regressive outlook. The book highlights those aspects of society that has crumpled and devastated lives and hopes of people, time and again.