Shrayan is a fantasy tale. It is also a coming-of-age story, a story of realisation of self. The story is about Shrayan, who comes to the Earth and has to learn to understand the workings of a society and its people. He is an orphan from another world, and though looks quite human, he is different, and so acceptance is an issue. He seeks love and also beauty. However, when he does become beautiful, he finds the price he has to pay for this is too much, and he cannot give up his freedom for it. So he learns acceptance of self. Love for him comes in the form of a young boy, but that to is snatched away from him.
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About the Author:
Abha Iyengar is an internationally published freelance writer, author and poet from New Delhi and a British Council certified Creative Writing Facilitator. Her work has appeared in Dead Drunk Dublin, Kritya, Muse India, The Asian Writer, Pure Slush, and others. She is a Kota Press Poetry Anthology contest winner. She conducts creative writing and poetry workshops and has written a couple of screenplays. Her poem-film “Parwaaz” won a special jury prize at the film festival at Greece She is winner of the Mariner Award (2010), and the Lavanya Sankaran fellowship (2010) She is a finalist in the FlashMob 2013 Flash Fiction contest. For her first novel, ‘Shrayan’, she was honoured with the BtB Literary Award (2102). Her published works are ‘Yearnings’ (poetry), ‘Flash Bites’ (flash fiction), ‘Shrayan’ and ‘Many Fish to Fry’ (novels). A collection of short stories, ‘The Gourd Seller and other Stories’ will be out in February 2015. She blogs at Encounters of an Everyday Kind