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Sat 05 Aug 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Indica Books Live with Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar, author of Forever There… : (Kathā Paramparā)”

Indica Books presents Author Q&A with Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar In discussion with: Abhinav Agarwal, Saiswaroopa Iyer, GV Shivakumar

Book Discussion : Forever There… : (Kathā Paramparā)

Forever There is a historical fantasy novel set in Varanasi. The protagonists belong to the family of ‘The weavers of the Gods’. The story revolves around their family, who find themselves embroiled in upheavals and wars amid an extremely tumultuous period in Kashi when skirmishes and destruction were the order of the day.

The protégés, mere children, join a band of Warrior Monks to help protect the culture of the land. We see history through the eyes of The Four as they transform into warriors – head of the Elite Forces of the Warrior Monks – battle-scarred, wielding weapons of destruction –  feared by the enemy, loved and missed by their family.

Be transported to a period when every day brings new adventures to your doorstep.

The book looks at history anew, even as value systems change and cultural plates shift.

What values must one imbibe? Is diversity positive or negative? Should the world be in only one colour, or should it be in many hues and shades? Do acts of violence upon community and culture destroy the inherent essence of civilisation and culture?

Contemporary, poignant, and engaging, this unputdownable book will set your heart aflutter.

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Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar


Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar lives in South Bangalore, a haven of culture and tradition. She grew up at the feet of her esteemed gurus Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who instilled in her a deep and abiding love for Bharata and her culture. As the Director of Center for Soft Power she strings together all the flowers that make the garland of Indian ethos, sensibilities and aesthetics, both colourful and fragrant. Her approach to story-telling is creative and innovative. She has written a few short stories for children and is presently writing yet another historical novel, As founder secretary of Heritage, a not-for-profit trust, Heritage has successfully conducted for over a decade, a signature Temple Festival “Gudiya Sambhrama”, which is known for its sense of classicism. She brings to everything she curates, a gentle touch of Indianness. Heritage conducts two more annual popular festivals, Srishti Sambhrama, the Earth Mother Festival and The Heritage Drive, that premiered in 2018.It is a motor sport rally (Regularity Run) that takes participants to heritage temples and includes tree planting as well. Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar has flown powered aircrafts, played state level softball, danced Bharatanatyam, given talks on culture and heritage, organized conferences, been on the Central Film and Censor Board, the National Advisory Board for Philately and is a freelance designer and copywriter too. She is a member of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India’s Sustainability Commission. She is the Director of Vigirom Pvt Ltd and Madhavi Greens Pvt Ltd, the legacy of her dear husband Shri K Vijayakumar.


Abhinav Agarwal


Abhinav is a technology professional with over twenty years in the software industry, the technical editor of a book published by McGraw-Hill, a prolific writer on areas on technology and Indology. He is a computer engineer and holds a post graduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.