Jamshedpur-based educationalist and author Rajshree Anand has come with her fourth book titled Sharmistha (From the Ghats of Kashi).
The book revolves around Sharmistha, unlike other widows of her era, with uncried tears and a soul of steel, embarks on a journey of bringing transition into the lives of her other widow sisters of Vaikunth Ashram, as she gives them a new lease of life.
“She is very much aware of the obstacles and the expectations of society but she chases in what she believes, selflessly carving a niche for herself and the residents of her ashram. Her mission was to nurture them to shine amongst those who never believed they could and love themselves for who they are. Giving a new definition to their very existence and creating women of substance where faith shall never falter,” said Anand.
She said, “I would like to mention about Leema Bose, my former student and alumnus of St Mary’s School, Bistupur, a self-taught artist now residing in USA, who has minutely and painstakingly highlighted the varied communities sustaining their livelihood along the sacred ghats of the Ganges and the age-old rugged historic temples, through her canvas and colors that have added flavor to the cover page of my book.”
Rajshree Anand has grown up in Telco Colony and is an alumnus of Little Flower School and is presently residing in Dehradun, where she volunteers with monks and nuns at monasteries imparting Teacher’s Training Techniques, Summer Activity classes, and English Speaking in Dehradun and Ladakh.
Her passion for teaching saw her in St Mary’s English School Bistupur, Jamshedpur Public School, Baridhi, DBMS English School, Dhatkidih and her last stint was as the Vice Principal, Kasidih High School before she moved base and joined the corporate sector, Heading Corporate Social Responsibility Dept. of Jindal Stainless Limited, Hisar, Haryana, working towards women empowerment and rural sustainability projects. She was the Charter President of Innerwheel Club of Jamshedpur East. Her passion for creativity and organizing saw her as The Chairperson, Entertainment at Golmuri Club. She is a freelance writer on Buddhism and Life which features in Linkedin, an artist, food blogger, and a passionate gypsy traveler collecting spirited stories of humanity and life. She has published four books in all.