The Girl In The Auto Rickshaw - Preface - About Author

Preface
“The Girl in The Auto Rickshaw” is a simple story written keeping in mind the lines quoted by Leo Tolstoy who said “There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, truth and goodness.”
So the greatness of this story lies in its simplicity. The story of “The Girl in The Auto Rickshaw” is the uncommon story of common people like Aqeel, Roma and Karan.
Success is the worst kind of intoxicant. Usually when someone tastes success, he becomes high-headed with arrogance, false pride and overconfidence, but Aqeel is an exception. He is a man from a very modest background but after being separated from his joint family, he rises to a respectable social status due to sheer hard work and consistent endeavour. Aqeel does not become arrogant or proud. On the contrary, his success makes him more modest and amiable than before. His ambition does not turn into greed. Being from an underprivileged background himself, he understands the difficulties and problems of the lower class people and is very considerate and charitable towards them.
Destiny brings Aqeel in contact with Roma, the girl in auto rickshaw, who was so frustrated by her miserable condition that she was on the verge of committing suicide. Aqeel not only assists her financially but morally also, giving her a new hope in life.
But after attaining financial freedom and becoming independent, Roma, instead of being grateful to Aqeel, becomes self-centred. She forgets all her obligations and in order to satisfy the unending hunger to earn more and more money, she moves away from Aqeel.
At this stage, Karan, a happy-go-lucky and jolly type of person, enters Roma’s life. Karan develops a liking for Roma and wants to marry her but Roma is undecided.
How Aqeel, Roma and Karan get entangled in a web of uncontrollable circumstances and how they struggle to get out of it forms the rest of this interesting story.
“The Girl in Auto Rickshaw” takes the reader on a wonderful, emotional journey. It keeps the question “What will happen next?” alive up to the very end.
As the saying goes “The proof of pudding is in eating” similarly, the proof of a book is in reading so, dear readers I will no longer stay between you and “The Girl in Auto Rickshaw.” Go ahead and enjoy it.
Happy Reading!
About the Author
Ketan J Mehta belongs to a middle class family and has no artistic background to speak of. He is not a professional writer. Writing is his passion and not a profession but he has a God given talent of writing short stories that depict human emotions and relationships like love, compassion and kindness.
“The Girl In The Auto Rickshaw” is the authors first Novella. He writes from his heart and his narrative is simple and heart touching. He purposely uses simple language and does not use bombastic words to tell his story.
By the way of education, the author is a Fashion Designer. He has also completed his astrological studies and secured Jyotish Vidhyadhar and Vaastu Visharad (Two times Gold Medalist) degrees.
Ketan J Mehta is also the Co-Author of Vaastu Mangalaya (In Gujarati), a book about Astrological and Vaastu arrangement.
The author also has an informative channel Rajula Info Media, on YouTube, where the audience can benefit from how to cook Indian food and mantras.
Ketan J Mehta’s dream is to reach an international audience and enrich their lives by having a glimpse at Indian Culture.

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