Dynamic women, multi-ethnic clashes in a cultural kaleidoscope of a land home to more than two hundred tribes and castes.
Debut author Dr. Suravi Kumar empowers all women in her story, a literary fiction novel about Assam women. In which the serene and innate beauty of Assam has been brought to life in this story.
Granby, Mo, 2012
A dynamic girl, Millie, takes you to Assam, the land of red rivers and blue hills on the banks of the Brahmaputra known for Tea and Terrorism, its myriad orchids, lush rainforests and yet more exotica still undiscovered. Voices in the Valley – a novel by Dr. Suravi Sharma Kumar explores this land seething with ethnic clashes, violent elections, and militant activities…
The author’s knowledge of Assam is apparent in her novel. “I grew up in Assam and with my father in judicial service who got transferred from one district to another, I’ve seen a lot of life in the state.” says Dr. Suravi. “Once I was out of the state for work and studies, I realized that the beauty of the land, the life and culture of the state were unique in its own way, and deserved to be written about.”
“Prose style is poetic and lucid. Hope to see the book go up and make a mark in the literary circle.” ~Srinu Rao
“A lyrical piece of work with intelligent observations written with detailed research.” ~Junali Barman
“This was a fascinating story that takes us inside the life of a lower middle-class Indian family—Satya Nanda, his brothers, his sister, and their families who live in Xurovi Kunj, the family compound, opening all our emotions to the drama of their family life, their concerns and their joys.” ~Kathy Davie, book reviewer
About Dr. Suravi Sharma Kumar
Suravi Sharma Kumar is a doctor by profession but has always been fascinated by the world of literature. What inspired her to write this book was the fact that most of ‘mainland’ India is still unfamiliar with the country’s northeast and is unaware of its innate beauty. This is her first book and is based on her research and experiences in the valley.
Contact the author directly for review copies, interviews and guest speaking at email@example.com.