|About the Book|
Nectar of the Grateful Victim is a fictionalized account of thirty years in the life of a remarkable and inspiring woman called Maya. Her story is by and large true and is typical of many women born in India during the 1950s through the 1970s...aMoreNectar of the Grateful Victim is a fictionalized account of thirty years in the life of a remarkable and inspiring woman called Maya. Her story is by and large true and is typical of many women born in India during the 1950s through the 1970s...a story of exacting societal expectations, control, and limitations. And it is by and large a story of Maya gradually overcoming tremendous obstacles, of mastering herself, in order to ultimately lead a fulfilled, productive life. In the course of her story, teenaged Maya must endure being parlayed into marriage with a complete stranger who is grossly misrepresented to Mayas family. She is subsequently whisked away to the then-new nation of Tanzania, Africa, where await life-threatening dangers of which she is wholly unaware, and for which she is unprepared. In time Maya sets her course upon a third continent and upon a pathway of self-discovery that leads her to personal freedom and outstanding service within her community. Maya undergoes a dramatic transformation of consciousness, realizing that she must have the courage to break free from the societal and/or religious conditioning that has traditionally kept women suppressed, and that has kept them from seeing their true beauty and power. Nectar of the Grateful Victim is about re-discovering the power that resides within. And this soul-stirring book derives even greater strength in being drawn from the experiences of an entire generation of women who dared to dream of a more equitable world, and who also dared to evolve themselves from within to make that world a reality.