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Rupa Bhullar’s debut work of fiction depicts a journey of self-discovery

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The Indigo Sun is the story of Maya, who has found material success but can’t seem to find happiness.

Rupa Bhullar

New Jersey-based Rupa Bhullar is a first-time writer. The Indigo Sun, published by Rupa Publications is the story of a strong-willed woman, Maya, who is looking for happiness and her journey in its pursuit. The characters in the book are an assimilation of the writer’s observations, reflections, inspirations and even longings.

In a conversation with HerStory, she speaks about her book, her inspirations, and her take on love in the present age.

HS: Can you tell us about your debut work of fiction, The Indigo Sun? What is the premise behind this book?

RB: The Indigo Sun is the story of Maya, who has found material success, but can’t to seem to find happiness. As her glittering New York city life starts to fall apart, she follows a recurring dream and takes a journey back to her roots - Rajasthan. Here, she meets a series of unconventional teachers, discovers a new perspective and understanding of life, meets the man of her dreams and uncovers her own truth – The Indigo Sun. And with that - Maya is finally home.

HS: How did you become a writer?

RB: I absolutely have no background in literature. Far from that, finance has been my primary field of study all along. However, somewhere along life’s journey, we often stumble upon certain significant, life-altering questions that we can’t turn away from. Initially reading, reflecting, and eventually writing was a part of the process that led me to uncover my own answers. I found comfort and solace in writing. It offered me a warm an inviting place to be in.

HS: Can you tell us about your early life and career?

RB: I spent a few........

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