Saumya Kaushik’s book, “Daughter of a Drunkard Monk”, is a romantic story that made it to the national best-seller list in 2015. In her freelancing career of over five years, Saumya has written for major print and online publications such as Your Story, Women’s Era, Entrepreneur India, Women’s Web and The Speaking Tree. She has been the editor of two anthologies – ‘Miles Apart’ and ‘Meri Kalam’ and has alsocontributed to ‘Minds at Work 3’ – an anthology compiled by female writers of India. She loves blogging, doodling, playing chess and most of all spending time watching cricket. She was awarded ‘Best Blogger of the Year’ by Times Network in July 2018 for her blog, ‘Insanely Sane’.Saumya lives in New Delhi, where she does marketing for a Real Estate conglomerate. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as (isaumyakaushik) or write to her at [email protected]
Daughter of a Drunkard Monk is Saumya Kaushik’s debut novel. Being a hard-core feminist, she has penned down the adversities faced by women in a patriarchal society. The book picks out those issues which prevail in the society and are easily forgotten. This book is the story of the protagonist which can be any ordinary girl in a similar situation. What, however, appears extraordinary is the grit and courage and confidence with which the protagonist faces all varieties of adversities, many of which are simply reflections of her gender and the societal or patriarchal attitude towards girls in such situations.