Prasoon Joshi, celebrated poet, lyricist, and Chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), recently unveiled ‘Do Palkon Ki Chhavn Main,’ a book authored by the esteemed academician Dr. Hema Joshi. The book, a fictionalized account, intricately weaves together the author’s literary prowess with her deep affection for two Indian cities – Almora, her birthplace, and Prayagraj, where she spent her later years.
Famous poet, lyricist and CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi recently released ‘Do Palkon Ki Chhavn Main’, a book written by noted academician Dr Hema Joshi. Based on a fictionalised account of Dr. Hema Joshi’s own life, the author combines her literary flair with her love for two Indian cities, Almora where she born and Prayagraj where she spent her later years. Set in the backdrop of a love story, the book is about Dr. Joshi’s inner conflict with the two worlds that she lived in-one a romantic idyllic setting in which she grew up, the other her struggles that build resilience and character.
Dr. Hema Joshi originally hails from the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. She came to Allahabad University for higher education, where she became the first woman in the English department to get a DPhil. She taught at the same university for over 36 years and is still active in the academic circles.
The book beautifully captures the essence of the two cities that significantly shaped Dr. Hema Joshi’s life. Almora, with its romantic charm, represents her nostalgic roots, while Prayagraj symbolizes the challenges and hardships that contributed to her resilience and character development.