Sands Of Time 
Neelam Saxena Chandra
‘SANDS OF TIME’ is a collection of twelve interesting stories which bring out the different moods and moments in the lives of women.
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Book Review

Sands of Time is a collection of 12 stories that has a central character revolving around the lives of women in different situations and circumstances. The integral part of the collection is that, it shows women as a strong character in most of the stories and urges the readers especially women to not be afraid to voice their feelings and opinions. 

Moreover, in all the stories, the authoress has highlighted the social stigma that still persists in most of the households and how women silently practice them. From these stories, the authoress urges to break free from all those things that does not let you to move forward in life. 

The protagonists in each of these stories is unique but will still give you a feeling that you have heard about it or probably even seen a woman going through such a struggle in life. 

The language is simple and is easy to read. The stories in the book are small in length but large with the impact that it has on the minds of the readers. So a round of applause for the authoress who has tried to bring the core issues revolving around women in front. 

Sands of Time is probably a collection of 12 lessons learnt and to be practiced equally by people from all walks of life.

Some Facts About the Author 

NeelamSaxena Chandra, an author of thirty-two books,is a record holder with the Limca Book of Records for being the author with highest number of publications in a year in English and Hindi (2015). She works as Joint Secretary (U.P.S.C.).  She has won award in a poetry contest by American Embassy, Premchand award by Ministry of Railways, Rabindranath Tagore international poetry award, Freedom award by Radio city for her lyrics. She was listed in the Forbes list as one of the most popular seventy eight authors in the country in 2014.

Awarded by eminent poet/lyricist Gulzarji in a Poetry Contest organized by American Society on the topic ‘Poetry for Social Change’.

Received the Rabindranath Tagore International poetry award -2014

Awarded PremchandPuraskar by Ministry of Railways (II prize)

Awarded by Children Book Trust, India in 2009.

Neelam also debuted as a lyricist in Shankar Tucker’s composition ‘Mere Sajan sun sun’ and the song has won the ‘Popular Choice’ award  in Folk Fusion category in Radio City Freedom Awards.

Neelam is a record holder with Limca Book of records for highest publications in a year in English and Hindi.

Neelam and her daughter hold record for being the first mother-daughter duo to write a poetry book for the book ‘Winter Shall Fade’ in Limca Book of Records, Miracle World Records and India Book of records.



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