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Docklander - November 2013

29 Oct 2013

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Docklands’ own Nandita Chakraborty recently released her memoir, Missing Peace: Love, Life & Me.

According to Nandita, the book follows the journey of self-discovery she took when travelling from Australia to India and back.

Born in Kolkatta, India, Nandita moved to Australia 13 years ago, but returned to India in 2010 after going through a traumatic event in Melbourne.

She began writing the book while still in Melbourne and continued to write while travelling through India for six months.

“Suddenly things just happened with me and I couldn’t let go of them,” Nandita said.

“I was soaking in all the details when I was travelling in India. The gods were speaking to me, people were speaking to me, and it was too much for me,” Nandita said.

“I was thinking too much and had to put it down on paper.”

After returning to Australia she edited the book and now, three years after she started writing the memoir, it has been published.

Nandita said her love of writing started when she was a child but she only began writing seriously in 2008 after doing a short course at RMIT.

She launched her 272-page book in Docklands last month and has already started on her next book, a fiction novel.

Having lived in Docklands for the past two years and working full-time locally, Nandita is well aquainted with Docklands’ charms.

Nandita said she loved being able to walk to work or into the city and thinks Docklands is a very convenient area.

At the same time, Nandita thinks it’s great to be able to live so close to the waterfront and enjoys the community atmosphere Docklands provides.

“You never know who you’ll bump into. There are lovely people who will stop and have a conversation with you,” Nandita said.

“I have met some amazing people here.”

Nandita’s memoir Missing Peace: Love, Life and Me was launched last month and can be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com

You can also visit Nandita’s website at http://www.nanditachakraborty.com

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