Personal Triumphs and Transformation Unveiled in Sreemoyee Piu Kundu's Captivating Memoir, "Everything Changes"
News Desk, News Nation 360: In a world where change is the only constant, esteemed author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is all set to captivate readers once again with her latest literary masterpiece, a poignant memoir titled "Everything Changes". The much-anticipated book launch event took place on 1st September in Kolkata, where literature enthusiasts, esteemed guests, and media personnel gathered to celebrate the unveiling of this deeply personal and introspective work. The memoir's title, "Everything Changes," reflects the tumultuous storms that have punctuated the author's journey, as she searches for her authentic self, navigate self-discovery and the death of her biological father to suicide when she was all of four and silence and stigma that confronts survivor families and becomes attuned to the rhythm of resilience. This title, despite its evolution from "Transit Lounge" to "Bad Blood" to "More Than A Daughter," ultimately resonates as the most fitting expression of the author's
experiences. The book encapsulates the unwavering determination to persevere and to forgive and make peace with her past as she performs her father's funeral on the morning of her 4oth birthday, even in the face of life's harshest blows. The memoir chronicles two instances where the line "everything changes" played a transformative role in the author's life. The first occurrence took place during her time as a journalist in Bangalore, when she found herself at a crossroads after a life-threatening accident and a devastating break-up pushed her into a spiral of self-doubt and sorrow. Fast forward to the present, Sreemoyee's younger sister, Sreelekha, inadvertently reiterates the same line, completely unaware of its history. At a time when the author was grappling with her lowest moments, Sreelekha's encouragement served as a guiding light, motivating Sreemoyee to gather the shattered fragments of her life. "Everything Changes" is a powerful memoir that offers readers an intimate glimpse into the author's inner life, tracing her journey through various phases of change, growth, and self-discovery. Sreemoyee's evocative prose and candid storytelling provide a heartfelt narrative that resonates with readers from all walks of life. The memoir delves into themes of resilience, transformation, love, loss, and the universal experience of navigating the ever-shifting tides of existence. Actress and single mother, Swastika Mukherjee read passages from the book as former Executive Editor of NDTV East, Monideepa Banerjie moderated the intense discussion that spanned diverse topics such as mental health, intimate partner violence, single womanhood and parenting and fighting patriarchy.
According to Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, she is thrilled to present 'Everything Changes' to the world. This memoir is a labour of love, a reflection of the myriad experiences that have shaped her into who she is today. Through this book, she hopes to connect with readers on a deeply personal level and inspire them to embrace change as a powerful force for growth. Also, she hopes to use the book as a platform to speak on mental health and dispel the darkness that shrouds the life of survivors.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu