Partridge India| Sangita Nambiar, From Within The Brink
Partridge India introduces the novel From Within The Brink and its author Sangita Nambiar.
From Within The Brink is a collection of poems dealing primarily with nuances of relationships. The poems explore a gamut of emotions. It’s an exploration and introspection into this technicoloured yet mostly grey world. Whether it’s the angst of break-ups, the thrill of a taboo love, the terror of an obsession… the darker side of love is investigated.
They are written from deeply personal spaces. Today the playing fields are many and varied. Social media has made it possible to connect more easily yet has made it equally impossible to disconnect. This throws up a whole dimension of feelings that are age old and yet responses are brand new. Love in its myriad manifestations is getting more twisted today. The poems deal with these emotions which, when seen against the backdrop of the warp and weft of modern life, becomes a complicated patchwork.
The book is illustrated by the immensely talented team from The Cirqus – a Hyderabad based creative studio that’s into animation, sfx and everything entertainment. The graphic style was intentionally chosen to enhance the understanding of the poems, to demystify poetry and make it more approachable.
The poems are an attempt to make sense of situations that everyone goes through. A play with words and colour, to explain the play of life, as it were.
Who is the author “behind” the book?
I’m Sangita Nambiar. I’m a copywriter by profession. I’ve worked in several of India’s top advertising agencies before giving it up to pursue my passion of writing.
Which influences have inspired you, with regard to your writing style and your book itself?
I really couldn’t say anything inspired me to write the way I do. It’s an organic journey that I’m on. I haven’t learnt any rules for writing so I have no idea if I’ve broken any. My poetry is raw and emotional with a play of words. The content tends to the darker side of human emotions but its written in a more colloquial style. At times even in rhyme.
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers about your book?
It is a book about emotions and I’d like to say – feel every emotion that life swirls you through.
Are you working on a sequel to your book?
I’m currently working on a novel that’s set in my native state – Kerala.
Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book?
Yes. We have devised a series of book readings in several reader friendly cities in India. There will be some press cpverage and of course social media.
What was your favourite part of your publishing experience?
The marketing guys were very friendly. So I liked how intererested they seemed to be in the book.
What did you think of your Partridge experience?
Well, it was mostly good. They were approachable and keen to help.
Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Just go for it. Don’t wait for big publishers to snap your book. Just do it. If your book is good, it will connect with readers.