Amit Dasgupta was an Indian diplomat for over three decades and has travelled extensively on assignment, within India and abroad. This unique experience brought him in contact with different cultures and ways of seeing. Having retired from diplomatic service, he is now a full-time writer, in both fiction and non-fiction, exploring ideas that are related to the meaning of life and the pursuit of happiness. Lessons from Ruslana is his first book.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
Ruslana was the face of a Nina Ricci perfume. With her striking features, she took the fashion world by storm and quickly became the toast of the glitterati. But who was she really, and why did she look so unhappy? No one would know until, one day, they discovered that she was just another lost and lonely girl. With Ruslana’s tragic world as the centrepiece of this motivational masterclass, Amit Dasgupta explores why we do what we do. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources, such as, John Berger, Viktor Frankl, Akira Kurosawa, Zen Buddhism and many others, he takes the reader on an inspirational journey, unravelling the mystery behind the one question that haunts us: why am I unhappy, why do I fail, will I ever matter?