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Latest Review for Desire of the Moth

From Amazon.com

August 11, 2015
A beautiful story teller! Thoroughly enjoyed the book and it’s nuances. The tale weaves together a poignant picture of practices of the time when widowhood ostracized women from mainstream life as well as brings out the strength and courage of women who chose different paths. In particular, it has a special significance for dancers today to understand that there was a time when dance was not socially accepted as an art form and frowned upon. Towards the end, the book captures intuitively a spiritual path that comes from the practice of dance – one that unites a person with oneself.

Latest Review for Desire of the Moth

From Amazon.com

A beautiful story teller! Thoroughly enjoyed the book and it’s nuances. The tale weaves together a poignant picture of practices of the time when widowhood ostracized women from mainstream life as well as brings out the strength and courage of women who chose different paths. In particular, it has a special significance for dancers today to understand that there was a time when dance was not socially accepted as an art form and frowned upon. Towards the end, the book captures intuitively a spiritual path that comes from the practice of dance – one that unites a person with oneself.

Latest Review for Desire of the Moth

From Amazon.com

This book is a journey of the human spirit.
A tenacious young woman from India defies cultural norms, traditions, and expectations to go off, following her heart . Her tenacious spirit directs her, guides her, and leads her through traumatic family alienation.
The writing is clear, and Champa Bilwakesh is brilliant in conveying the heroine’s turmoil while truly following her heart.
The cultural and political references at times were difficult for me to follow, but again, it was the basic theme of the human spirit and humanity which prevails within this family unit. I loved the book. I was drawn in within the first 30 pages. Champa made simple, quick, thought provoking statements which had me stopping mid-read to revisit what I just read. I love books that draw me in, but more importantly, I love books that celebrate an internal victory. Well done Champa! I couldn’t put it down.