Jamshedpur: 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
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.