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Growing up in a multilingual, multicultural society in India, author A. Mohit was exposed to conflicting societal emotions very early in life. His favorite uncle was killed in a communal riot. He witnessed upheavals and watched racial tensions escalate among people in this turbulent period in the history of the country. He understands conflict and what drives human nature at the very base of our emotions. How could he not write from that place? How could he not write about God and about women across cultures?
In his first book, One God in You and Me, Mohit explores the damage caused in the world in the name of God as some religions gain more and more dangerous footholds that literally affect everyone. This deeply spiritual and intellectual work begs us to ask questions about ourselves, our beliefs and our world. Originally released and 1996 and later re-released in updated form, this book has received wide acclaim by reviewers and readers alike.
His success with his first book pushed him to write another about something he has always fought against… the exploitation of women across societal boundaries. The book, For Our Daughters, was an extension of this line of thought. In this book, Mohit graphically exposes the weakness in the assertion held by many that men and women have equal status in modern society and blames the practices of various religions and other institutions for the prolonged prejudice against and mistreatment of women. In his blog, this is a point he returns to from time to time. After all, he has plenty of news stories that support his beliefs. To read his latest writings, visit http://www.onegod-mohit.blogspot.com.
As Mohit puts it, his strongest emotions arise from the tears of the weakest. From this point of view, Mohit creates deeply feeling and very rich characters with whom we can all resonate. The author dips into philosophy and religion to find solace in today’s very troubling times. The result is his writings, which give us a probing and disturbing look into the very depths of the collective societal soul. Such is the case of Mohit’s latest book, Never Had a Chance to Say Goodbye, a fictional tale based in reality that follows an Indian man Osman through the intricacies of life. We watch as Osman finds love in Henna, a beautiful and spiritually robust Indian woman, lifelong friendships that cross cultural lines, and a rewarding professional life that starts in a secret palace in the forests of India and leads him to Abu Dhabi and beyond.
Though his first books are non-fiction, Mohit says he always wanted to try his hand at a more fictional work. The result is his 2012 release Never Had a Chance to Say Goodbye. By nature Mohit is a realist, but in his heart he is a poet, philosopher and intellectual. His books are a feast for the brain. An engineer by profession, Mohit lives in Northwest Indiana with his wife and daughter. As he ages, he continues to ask questions relative to us all and to life itself.