The story of an second generation Indian American dealing with the anxiety and anticipation of returning to her ancestral home to practice yoga, and learn about her roots.
24th Jun 2022: Set in India, Finding Warrior Pose is about a 30 something woman named Jaya Gupta, who is being pressured into getting married by her parents. She soon learns of an old ‘ashram’ that stands on a piece of land stolen from her family years earlier.
Determined to learn more, Jaya makes a bold decision to set off on a six-month trip to the ashram to learn yoga, unaware of the dangers that are lying ahead.
“This is her journey to freedom. There is still the culture of obeying a a prescribed path for life, dictated by your elders, especially amongst the Indian diaspora and countless other immigrant communities. There are countless women who face the pressure to live up to standards set by more traditional cultures and social structures. This story is about a young woman who starts a journey of her own and on the way, discovers herself. The journey is paved with difficulties and challenges that she learns to tackle all on her own,” commented Priya Doty, talking about the book and the protagonist, Jaya Gupta.
Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, Finding Warrior Pose is both, a fast-paced novel à la Dan-Brown with its unexpected twists and turns, but weaved throughout readers will find important themes: courage and self-exploration; family and social issues; redemption.
‘Finding Warrior Pose‘ is self published by Priya Doty and is available for purchase on Amazon.
Dated: May 10, 2022