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1st Anniversary - Guest Post!

On 24th November 2016, Desi Lekh completed its first year. The feeling is surreal as it has become such an integral part of my life. On this special occasion, I am honoured to share with you a guest post by my biggest inspiration and an established blogger himself - Mr Deepak Amembal. And, a man I am proud to call my Pappa!
In this post, he clarifies a very important objective of Desi Lekh and also lists some of his favourite books and authors belonging to the genre of South Asian fiction.I hope you enjoy reading this very special post!
Am chuffed at having the privilege of writing a guest post to celebrate the first anniversary of ‘Desi Lekh’ which is a labour of love nurtured to maturity by Snehal Amembal. So here goes –
In these days of super specialisations, Literature is no exception, hence this blog has filled a vacuum felt by the growing number of Desis writing in English and their readers.
The best part of this blog is it does not dwell on negativity, in the s…

A House for Happy Mothers - Amulya Malladi

The theme of this book is emotional, ethical and even practical - Surrogacy.
When I received this book for review I was happy yet apprehensive. I was of course honoured to be considered as a reviewer but at the same time I was a little anxious as I wasn’t sure how deeply I would be affected by the theme. Having worked within the fertility industry for a few years now, terms like surrogacy take on a strictly professional guise and this book by delving into the story of a mother and her surrogate sharply reminded me of the emotional turmoil that the process inevitably creates.
A House for Happy Mothers is the story of Priya an NRI living in California who has a successful career, secure home and loving husband but is unable to become a mother “naturally” and Asha a poor woman living with her husband and two children in a small Indian village who is fertile, yes but for whom material comforts are a far off cry. Both their stories run parallel to each other and the manner in which the “vo…