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Anita Shirodkar launches ‘Sitanshu’ - the second book in the Guardians of the Blue Lotus trilogy

Created On: June 4, 2018

After the immense success of ‘Aryavir’, eminent author Anita Shirodkar has launched her much awaited fictional novel ‘Sitanshu’in Mumbai on 2 June 2018. The book is the second part of her mythological trilogy ‘Guardians of the Blue Lotus’ and picks up the plot from the cliff-hanger at the end of ‘Aryavir’.
The event was graced by actor and anchor  Roshan Abbas and actress Amrita Puri, who enthusiastically engaged Anita Shirodkar in a conversation about the complex mythological universe she has brought to life. Roshan Abbas was in conversation with Anita, where he posed questions related to the trilogy – the process of creating a vividly imagined fictional universe, the inspiration for the characters, and the popularity of this genre in India. Anita kept the audience engrossedwith her wit and her creative replies. Upon being asked how she manages to keep up with the expansive universe, its innumerable characters and the complexity of the plot, the author explained the methods she uses to direct her ideas in a productive manner so that the storyline stays on track.  Actress Amrita Puri joined the discussion and read out an excerpt from the book, which received a warm round of applause from the gathering.

Set in ancient India, the trilogy explores the mystical kingdom of Kamalkund, whose heir is Aryavir- a blue-eyed prince who is blessed by Indivara, a sacred blue lotus. Aryavir’s journey is explored inbook one - with his beloved tiger Kar and friend Sitanshu, faces the challenges that life throws his way. In this novel, the journey of the characters continues as the plot thickens against the backdrop of the war between Kamalkund and Kalipura. Sitanshu, a newly minted warrior and Astradhari, is about to discover the path to his own destiny.  
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