Dealing with self-discovery and internal transformations through the characters, author Anuradha Prasad’s book Rain Drops and Caterpillars delves into various human emotions that one experiences in life. Anuradha uses these emotions to re-tell five different stories titled — Sublimity, Acceptance, Courage, Compassion, Devotion, and deceit — each focussing an emotion that we, as human beings, encounter. “These are the emotions that dominate human life. I have aligned emotions and real incidents from life to create this book,” says Anuradha who has also written Two Winters and 365 days and Coming Back Home.
Revolving around the ‘free will’ concept, the book brings into picture the extraordinary examples of ordinary people. The metaphorical representation of raindrops and caterpillars in the book signifies the unsettling situations and the courage it takes to move ahead with infinite possibilities. “Through the voyage of my life, I have come across random people who moved me. These were the people who took the resolution of transforming their lives from devastating situations. I have written about these stories of grit,” explains the author.
A PhD holder in English literature, Anuradha envisaged the concept of the book when she first came across a research paper published by an American university about human emotions. It took her a year to sketch the characters based on the various emotions. “My stories are more of an inspiration through those who want to get connected to the self, Most people lack in this aspect,” claims the author.
A firm believer of working hard to overcome limitations, the author believes in living a complete life without any regrets and Rain Drops and Caterpillars resonates with her idea of spontaneity. “The only message that I want to give through my book is to be yourself and to be honest because then only, one can experience the true meaning of life. It should be all or nothing at all,” she concludes.