A reigning starlet latches onto the ledge from the heights of her towering success as she dangles between life and death while she is being pulled down by those who cannot stomach the assertion of her femininity in a predominantly patriarchal society—so much for daring to be a woman in a man’s world! While a starlet takes on a battle to reinstate the dignity of womankind, an unassuming wife is left to fend for her dignity and all that is rightfully hers as she is faced with the reality of her philandering husband. Whereas, a resilient mother fights for the dignity of life of her differently abled child as she strives unrelentingly to instil a sense of normality in the life of this specially gifted child. While it’s a fight for dignity for these three women, it’s a struggle of mores and family values for another. A young IT professional who stands at the crossroads of life as she finds herself conflicted between her heart and upholding family honour. She is willing to pass on the possibility of one true love as she lives in denial of her feelings for the sake of a spoken word.
Read on to find out how life turns out for these four women. Will the feisty foursome tread on a path lead by life or will they take in the reins, helming the course of their future themselves? With a mix of romance, pathos, and playful moments played out by an endearing child with an impish charm and moments of glimmering hope in the face of blinding despair, Transcending Parallels promises to be an entertaining ride as it meanders through the lives of four distinct women, but one in their show of strength. It traces the tumultuous and turbulent journey of a starlet that culminates in an unpredictable climax. But not before highlighting the trials and triumphs of the other three women. Transcending Parallels captures the essence of every woman by exuding their strength and their innate survival instinct that pushes them to fight back even in the harshest of conditions.
A young, first-time author with a background in Banking and Real Estate and having dabbled in theatre, with a penchant for poetry and a fondness for the fine arts, Abhishek Sen comes with his maiden offering Transcending Parallels. A work of fiction that revolves around the life of four distinct women coming from different walks of life, Transcending Parallels speaks about the strength exuded by each woman in the face of adversities. Perhaps the single unifying force besides the fact that they are all women that compels us to draw parallels between these varied stories. The author skilfully makes subtle sociopolitical references to draw attention to the state of affairs in our society, public apathy at large, instances of poor governance and the positioning of women in general in a predominantly patriarchal society. He draws inspiration from his personal life experiences and several eventful and fascinating encounters and learning from instances of failure, which all come together to mould him as a person. With an infectious optimism and a positive outlook at life, Abhishek embarks upon a new and interesting journey and ushers in the next phase of his life with the hope of turning a new leaf and stepping into a promising and bright future. Let’s lend him our support, wish him luck as he makes his debut in the world of literature and wish him success with all his future endeavours.