The Princess of a Whorehouse – The Story of a Swamp Lotus is a Coming of Age novel by Mayank Sharma.
The Princess of a Whorehouse is a poignant tale of a young girl’s coming of age in one of the most ruthless realms of society in which several naive women and their blameless children are deprived of liberty and freedom to make life choices. The style of narration is based on the Indian English Literature.
Three-year-old naïve Aparajita is unaware of a murky spell ahead when her widowed mother, Ramya struggles to find a livelihood in a small town having a laid-back way of living. Ramya takes a dubious decision to relocate to a strange land, a thousand miles away, looking for greener pastures of life. Ramya’s whole world comes crashing down around her when she reaches the megacity of Delhi, and finds that a hypocrite kinfolk traded her dignity and Aparajita’s destiny for a trifling sum of money.
Trapped in the merciless milieu of one of the largest red-light districts in India, Aparajita faces the repercussions of something she has least control of. A restrained society snubs Aparajita for her social class, under the influence of a centuries-old enigma that still persists in the fifth largest economy of the world. The fiasco rips her hope and crushes her childhood dream to study as she grows up in the street of ill repute.
Will Aparajita shrug off her melancholy past to win her future? Will she ever break the stereotype in order to pave her way as a bona fide citizen in a prestige obsessed community?
A Word from the Author
Working in a global organization gave me quite a few opportunities to travel across continents and associate with people having diverse beliefs and values. Having seen sundry cultures, I became curious about the social riddles that curtail liberties across societies. India is the fifth-largest economy in the world with the Gross Domestic Product growth at 7.1 percent. Contrary, India ranks 118 out of 157 countries in the happiness index. The fact seized my attention towards social problems affecting social support, freedom of choices, generosity, and fidelity to name a few. In the total population of 1.3 billion, the millions of naïve women and girls, like my two protagonists agonize everyday due to a million-year-old social inequality that still persists. Writing has become my greatest passion when I observed how it can spark off revolutions around us. I penned my debut novella, The Princess of a Whorehouse, when I came across some real life incidents that quivered my soul.
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