I wanted to tell a story peppering it with Indian languages and narrating my experiences, inter-weaving them with some imaginary tale. When I mentioned this idea to my wife, her very first question was, “who is your target-audience?” That made me “think outside the box”. After reading the book, you’ll agree that there is no target-audience. I’d say – 10+, any sex, from any country, any ethnicity, any religion – is the intended audience.
When I wanted to tell a story, I wanted to “lull” the reader into thinking that they are just reading a travelogue. Making them wonder where (if at all anywhere) the story is going. Is it just another boring experience written by a NRI? AND THEN BOOM. It hits you. Suddenly, along with the characters, the reader’s dream-world shatters.
This book is broken up in 3 parts. And it is intentional. Let me explain why.
The first part is about the Indian culture. Most Indians (in India) already know it. But what about NRIs? They may find it nostalgic. And what about their kids. They may have a better understanding about their roots and culture. And the non-Indian find it very fascinating.
The second part is about life in the US. Readers who are in the US may find it a bit like a travelogue. However, others may find it very interesting. Those who can’t be here get a glimpse into the US life of an Indian (and the US life in general).
The third part is for everyone.
Hence, you’ll notice that different people react differently to this book. There is something for everyone.
I hope this helps you.
|Audience||How will the benefit?|
|Age 10 and above||Will learn about India|
|Any Religion||Will Understand India|
|Indians in India||Will feel proud of India|
|Kids of NRIs||Will connect with their roots|
|Non Indians||Will want to visit india|
|People who Love India||Will know what the book is conveying|
|People who want to know abut India||Will fall in love with India|
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