5 Indian Mom Authors Who Are Breaking Stereotypes
For every person who thinks that becoming a mother is end of the glory road to success, there is a mother out there who works to defy that patriarchal belief! This Literary Day, we take the opportunity to celebrate mothers who went on to claim success with their bestselling books, post motherhood!
Here is listing five of our favourite mommy authors and their works that you can’t miss…
With her writings, Twinkle Khanna is leading from forefront the new wave feminist conversation in our country! Her impeccable wit, laced in sophisticated intelligence and verbal brilliance; made her the highest selling female author of 2015 and this year seems no different.
The former actor who has reinvented herself post motherhood, is now better known as Mrs. Funnybones, courtesy her first book! While her columns continue to break the internet and while she bags the many laurels for her work, her second venture, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad is also receiving rave reviews.
BabyChakra recommends: Well, we at BabyChakra are always looking forward to her columns and while her books are equally recommended, her columns we think are acing it!
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A journalist who turned to writing once she had her son – today she is one of India’s most celebrated women authors. Driven by her experiences as a mother, she took to penning down anecdotes from her life and from what we know, it resulted into some bestselling parenting books and blogs!
BabyChakra recommends: One of her most acclaimed works – Karmic Kids: The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You, is one book we think every mom needs on herself.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
A mother who owns the title of ‘yummy mummy’ like no other! That dream hot bod she flaunts is every woman’s dream, post delivery. Well, not only is she an inspiration to stay healthy and shed that post pregnancy weight, she also tells you how to do it.
BabyChakra recommends: Her book The Great Indian Diet, Mrs. Kundra, a fitness expert and health fanatic herself, collaborates with international health expert and nutritionist Luke Coutinho and tells all an Indian household needs to know about maintaining good health and spirit.
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Sudha Murthy is more than just an author. She is an inspiration to Indian women on more levels than one! While she has authored several books, before and after motherhood, she is also known for that feisty letter she wrote to JRD Tata in reaction to the job notice, where women were asked to not apply!
Well, that letter eventually made her the first female engineer at TATA. And ever since, she has author many books.
BabyChakra recommends: We can’t pick a favourite when it comes to Murthy’s books but Grandma’s Bag of Stories and House of Cards, are our favorites. While the first is a good read for your kids the latter is a story of a doctor and his wife Mridula – a story that every Indian woman will relate to.
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Another mommy author, Bhakti Mathur shot to fame for her literary creation the Amma Tell Me series. A private banker by day, a mother of two and an avid follower of Indian mythology, Mathur is an ace author of the children’s book series that is rich with tales from the Indian mythology
BabyChakra recommends: Well, the entire mythological journey that Mathur will take your child to, through her Amma tell me series is exciting. So we will let you pick a favourite.
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