Under the Bakula Tree- My Debut eBook

 Welcome to Prasanna Raghavan's Debut eBook.

Book Title: Under the Bakula Tree

Subtitle- a sisterhood finds roots against the patriarchy.

Where is the book available?  Amazon Kindle and the buy link are given below.

Prasanna's debute eBook

Publishing this book is a dream come true for me.  There were times I feared my dream would slip away, never becoming a reality. 

Book title: Under the Bakula Tree.  

 Subtitle: The Sisterhood roots against the patriarchy.  

 Book Description:   


Sorrowful, traumatic, and intensely romantic, Under the Bakula Tree is the story of a widow tormented by the patriarchy and traditions and dying to join the man she loves.  It is set in Kerala, God's Own Country.

Sara is counting the days to join the love of her life, but when she gets the message from him about his arrival to fetch her and her daughters, she is no longer ready; going against the culture of patriarchy only brings her misery, even the loss of lives.  With a bleeding heart, she meets her friends bonded in a sisterhood under a Bakula Tree that symbolises the primordial concept of the love pair Radha-Krishna.

The story, 
Under the Bakula-Tree, is about the sisterhood taking root against patriarchy.  It explores the female's struggles to break away from the shackles of genderism and patriarchy in a materially rich, male-dominated part of the world.  

My gratitude. 

I am indebted to many people for this small accomplishment.  C.K Raghavan, my husband; Priya and Prabha, our daughters; Ziv and Mo(hammed), our sons-in-law.  Members of our extended families and friends.  Jo-Anne Richards, Richard Banyan, and Trish, the facilitators of All About Writing.  I accomplished this with their kind and patient support on story writing techniques.  Divya, my editor Dhivya Balaji and the book cover designer Raeesa Rafino. 

My Passion 

Writing has been a passion for me since childhood.  I wrote my first story at the age of 7.  I have no writing background.  But I have had a storytelling background since my childhood.

A big question

A big question I encountered from myself and others, directly and indirectly, is-- what is the purpose of your writing?

After a Google search, I got an answer to the question.  The purpose of writing is: "to entertain, to inspire, to provoke what-ifs, to elicit emotions, to broaden horizons, to challenge perspectives.   That drive is about touching others."

I am not claiming I have achieved all these by writing this story.  But I have tried.  You, the readers, are my judges. 

The domestic hardships of the women in Kerala are a topic very close to my heart, and I am not a stranger to that.  In this book, I am challenging the general perspectives about women in my culture and posing a sisterhood rooting against patriarchy as a way out for the victims.  This is my story theme.

Take Away

If the theme and the genre interest you, please buy a copy of my book.  It is available across Amazon's global market sites, including