Tuesday 3 January 2017

Book Review of Amayra - a photo-story book on suicide prevention by Swati Kumari

In a first of its kind Amayra:The essence of life is a fantasy photo story book on suicide prevention  Amayra in urdu means Princess.

This is not a normal book review , this has to be one of my most loved books.Swati has come up with a wonderful idea of making this photo book with a strong message.Suicide yes ; for some this is just another word but for some this word brings down shivers , people who have faced such situations or are in social surrounding of suicidal people know how hard it is.Life is precious and she has seen many ups and downs in her life too but she has gotten up stronger every time life has been hard to her and to come up with something like this to help people in need is a wonderful step for the society.The purpose of this book is very clear to help prevent suicide and help people understand the importance of life.

When I first read the picture book I was simply amazed I actually had no idea that someone can turn her art into something so strong.I am in awe of her art and would like everyone to get an idea about the subject and contribute in what ever way one can.The book is nicely woven with strong emotions and has a smooth feel to it , the reader gets the actual idea just at the end but one can relate to as its easy to absorb.Not every book has to have a strong message but this one of its kind has a strong message and one can feel the situation and relate to it.And to make the book have the theme it should have its embedded with amazing photography.Many many congratulations Swati for your new endeavor,This is just speechless and heart touching.

For more details, contact swatikumari.swatz@gmail.com.They have also support from International Association for Suicide Prevention (www.iasp.info) and Bangalore-based suicide prevention helpline, Sahai (www.sahaihelpline.org) for suicide prevention programs and spreading the message of the book across the world.

Reviewed by : Rahul Miglani , Follow him at Twitter and Facebook

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