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Vandana is the author of the EX-FILES - The Story Of My Divorce .The EX-FILES is a story about a woman who, despite her best efforts to save her marriage, found herself facing a divorce petition.

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But instead of wallowing in self pity  Vandana picked up the pieces of her shattered life and moved straight on. She not only found a job and became a community leader, she also started India's first divorce  support group. Vandana s personal stories reveal the hardship of divorce and the joys of emerging stronger with your positive thinking and humour intact. The book also  deals with the legal and social aspects of divorce which are so often overlooked in India. At once funny, tragic and uncompromisingly honest this memoir will resonate with  anyone who has endured the end of a marriage and come out changed.

Travel with a young woman from India as she navigates a perilous six-year journey through divorce, courts, alimony, bitterness, humiliation, and social disgrace all with a  positive attitude in life. Cheer for her when she finds a job, starts a divorce group, and retaliates with quick comebacks to inappropriate and hurtful remarks. Most of all,  celebrate her survival with her positive thinking and humor intact.

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BY VANDANA SHAH

THE GRAND LAUNCH - THE EX-FILES

360 DEGREES BACK TO LIFE

A Litigant’s Humorous Perspective on Divorce

Unlike most books on divorce which focus on the trauma of divorce (which indeed it is), Vandana takes a positive and honest perspective and hides her pain beneath a cloak of humour.Unlike most books on divorce which focus on the trauma of divorce (which indeed it is), Vandana takes a positive and honest perspective and hides her pain beneath a cloak of humour.

Ebook published by IDEAINDIA.COM - eBooks and other Digital Content on India

Copyright Vandana Shah 2008

 

 

 

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She does it without rancour and does not ask for sympathy-you are provoked to question diverse issues in Indian society - the patriachal values, the double standards, the hypocrisy and pretences-her 'incidents' make you laugh and cry - the italicised last lines of each chapter show a maturity (beyond her years) and carry a wealth of meaning which is so relevant to life - the book reaches out and is a learning experience.

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Ordinary People Extraordinary Deeds

Vandana has been featured in this book

SYNOPSIS - Whether it is fighting child labour, promoting world peace, alleviating hunger or saving forests from poachers, if you pledge your heart to a cause, there’s nothing that’ll hold you back, not even your ‘commoner’ status. Karma Kurry for the Hero in Me is filled with such stories of triumph of everyday champions, men and women, who contribute in their own way to make the world a better place, one small action at a time.