Leadstart Publishing along with Crossword Bookstores hosted a book launch today. The afternoon saw the launch of Zaara Khader’s book The Forbidden One. Veteran actor and TV personality, Shekhar Suman launched the book.
Author Zaara Khader said," The Forbidden One is a compilation of short stories - the chronicle of characters who, in some way or the other, are either excluded or restrained or tattooed ‘promiscuous’ by the society. The emotions are very well described so one can relate to it. One will relate to the book very well as it makes you feel your forbidden experiences and thats the essence of it.
Shekhar Suman, Veteran Actor and TV personality, expressed himself by saying," I like reading books. The book is very well written and the short stories are wonderfully presented. I wish Zaarra good luck and hope everyone enjoys reading it."
Mr. Swarup Nanda, CEO of Leadstart Publishing said, “Leadstart Publishing is extremely happy to have associated with the event. The topic gains relevance and am sure a lot will relate to it. We sincerely thank Shekhar Suman for gracing us at the event.”
The Forbidden One is a compilation of short stories - the chronicle of characters who, in some way or the other, are either excluded or restrained or tattooed ‘promiscuous’ by the society. Malicious and primitive in its ways, pushing such people on the periphery is bourgeois. Yet such people have a life of their own and as we go delve deeper into the lives of these characters we discover strengths, self-belief and even a sense of ease with which these characters go about their daily chores. Each of the ten tales here is set in the deep ocean of human emotions. Except that some of these emotions find their expressions in forms that are supposed to be suppressed as per the norms and inherited wisdom of the society.
Zaarra is a media professional who got enticed into the profession of expressions at an early age even though she studied to be an engineer. From hosting radio shows, producing TV shows and conceptualizing events and engagement platforms she has been in the business of entertainment, communication and sponsorships for almost a decade now. Crafty with words and sensitive to emotions to the core she discovered an urge to reach out to the world and cage their imagination with a few characters and tales which seemed familiar yet unknown. Writing comes to her naturally as does creating characters that are so real that you can almost touch and feel them. Having written some impressive jingles for the advertising world followed her lyrical venture on contemporary Sufism, her compilation of stories here is more about characters who display exemplary resilience in their pursuits to follow their heart without a bother of what the society thinks of them or defines them as.