Seema Sudan, Author of “The Will of God”
Partridge India welcomes Seema Sudan, author of The Will of God.
Please briefly describe your book.
The title The Will Of God basically focuses on the dynamics of the changing economy and the inability of certain people to cope with disruptive changes taking place in the socio-political and economical spheres, leading to lies, deception, corruption, and animosity; all in the bid to survive.
I completed my honours degree in History, from Lady Sri Ram College New Delhi. There we had an electrifying environment for learning, my interaction with my professors and co-students and the societies got me interested in current affairs and social-political activities and their effects.
I was born into the family of Businessmen and entrepreneurs my paternal grandfather late shri D.K Pandit was one of the founder members of the Gurgaon Industrial Association. My maternal grandfather late shri K.C Bharadwaj was the first individual in Independent India to import machinery from Poland for Flour Mills. He erected most of the flour Mills in North and central India, after independence. As such I was always exposed to discussions and debates about the economics of business.
I got personally involved in our family business after my marriage. I married into the family of entrepreneurs, my father in law had great respect for women, and he had a background of the Diplomatic services before he retired and started along with my husband a very successful business venture providing employment to over 500 people at one time.
However, I give the credit for the story idea to the media, which is the main school of debates, accolades, exposes etc… By following the right discussions I got a lot of insight as to what is being held, between the said and the unsaid.
Which influences have inspired you, with regard to your writing style and your book itself?
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers about your book?
I am trying to highlight the victory of good over bad. Even though, in today’s times, there are more grey shades rather than white or black.
I want my reader to have a sense of belief in right action, one may unintentionally cause hurt or damage, to another, which is life, it happens, but intentionally ones actions should not be aimed at hurting or destroying another. The take away should be, as soon as you realise your mistake or mistakes; wherever, whenever, one should stop introspect and then move towards their goal cautiously and responsibly.
Are you working on a sequel to your book?
Yes, I have started working on a sequel.
Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book?
We are having book presentations, personal invites, social media, and discussions over coffee.
What was your favourite part of your publishing experience?
Undoubtedly, when I held my published book.
What did you think of your Partridge experience?
It was truly a pleasure; the entire process was followed very professionally.
Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
The world needs stories- rightly said by Partridge, go on write.