What if you were the only woman in the entire sales department?
Sales manager-turned-fiction writer, Aashisha Chakraborty, recounts a heady cocktail of an MBA female professional in sales.
An entertaining, compelling and contemporary novel laced with grit and humor about a girl trying to make it in the male – dominated bastion of sales, battling socio-cultural and linguistic differences, getting a reality check as an MBA – grad and adulting through relationships and family secrets.
PM-YUVA author. Write India winner, columnist, poet and influencer.
Aashisha Chakraborty etches diverse women characters from various walks of life and aims to bring uncomfortable issues to light.
‘An entertaining plot peppered with quirky characters.’ -Tanushree Podder, author and travel writer
Mis(s)-Adventures of a SalesGirl
Life is young and rosy at 25. Or is it?
Ask twenty-five-year old Ena who is uprooted from Delhi and sent to Chennai to work as a sales intern and does not know Tamil to boot. Add to it the fiercely competitive and heavily male-dominated territory of sales with no place for a city-bred sophisticated girl and you get a heady cocktail of events that promises to take you on a roller-coaster ride.
The 13 Year Old Queen
Delve into the struggle of the Nagas against the British Raj’s horrendous and humiliating regulations at the start of the 20th century. The Rongmei Nagas of Kambiron are waiting desperately for a redeemer when young Dikanang is born with shamanic potential and spearheads the Heraka movement.
As the spirit of independence takes root and the village seer predicts the arrival of a queen, Dikanang’s cousin, Dijeanliu, emerges as a strong fighter and healer who has an unusual way with animals, particularly the python. Under the leadership of the 13-year-old feisty Dijeanliu, the Nagas defy the British officials, protest against unfair taxes and spark a revolution for independence.
Read the inspiring and miraculous tale of how Dijeanliu, after her brother’s execution, takes over the mantle of the freedom movement, fighting the British, spending fourteen years in prison, and earning the title of Rani, the queen.
Read some Poems
My blood has less haemoglobin and more words. I respectfully offer you some of my blood here.
About the author
Aashisha Chakraborty hails from a world of marshmallow moons, candy clouds and lemony lakes. She thrives on a diet of sentiments and dreams about meeting Rumi in the fields beyond rightdoing and wrongdoing.
Aashisha was chosen recently as one of the 75 pan-India authors under 30 for the PM-YUVA scheme for her work of historical fiction with NBT. Her debut novel “Mis(s)adventures of a Salesgirl” by Rupa Publications released on 9 Sep, 2022, is loosely based on her own experiences as a sales manager. She was the winner of Times of India Write India Season 2 for Shobhaa De and among the top 6 for both Manu Joseph and Twinkle Khanna. Her short stories in genres like erotica, women’s rights, fantasy, mythology, historical fiction, romance, and crime have been published in various Readomania anthologies as well as in e-books by Women’s Web and InsideIIM. Her articles have appeared in The Hindu and she has a Star Wars fan fiction column on SilverLeaf Poetry. Having freelanced for websites like Being Cyrus, written poems for Kaafiya, the Delhi Poetry Festival, she showcases her short stories on Readomania Premium.
Most know her as a program manager or an MBA from IIFT, Delhi or even an erstwhile computer engineer but she identifies herself better as a devotee of literature and art.
She has a galaxy in her eyes and a universe in her mind. Of course, she makes a mess of everything, but then she makes it right from the heart. The heart is where she is.
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