In a world where change is the only constant, acclaimed author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu has once again seized the hearts of readers with her latest literary masterpiece, the poignant memoir titled “Everything Changes.” The much-anticipated book launch event, held on September 1st at The Park Hotel, was a gathering of literature enthusiasts, esteemed guests, and media personnel, all there to celebrate the unveiling of this deeply personal and introspective work.
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is no stranger to critical acclaim, known for her evocative storytelling and unique narrative style. Her previous works have garnered widespread recognition for addressing contemporary issues with depth and sensitivity. “Everything Changes” adds another significant contribution to the world of literature, showcasing Sreemoyee’s ability to weave compelling stories that resonate profoundly with readers.
The memoir’s title, “Everything Changes,” aptly reflects the tumultuous storms that have punctuated the author’s journey. From her search for authenticity to navigating self-discovery and confronting the traumatic loss of her biological father to suicide at the tender age of four, the book encapsulates the unwavering determination to persevere and make peace with a turbulent past.
“Everything Changes” chronicles two pivotal instances where the phrase “everything changes” played a transformative role in the author’s life. The first occurred during her tenure as a journalist in Bangalore when a life-threatening accident and a devastating break-up pushed her into a spiral of self-doubt and sorrow.
Fast forward to the present, and Sreemoyee’s younger sister, Sreelekha, unknowingly echoes the same phrase. At a time when the author was grappling with her lowest moments, Sreelekha’s encouragement served as a guiding light, motivating Sreemoyee to gather the shattered fragments of her life.
This powerful memoir offers readers an intimate glimpse into the author’s inner life, tracing her journey through various phases of change, growth, and self-discovery. Sreemoyee’s evocative prose and candid storytelling provide a heartfelt narrative that resonates universally. The memoir delves into themes of resilience, transformation, love, loss, and the universal experience of navigating life’s ever-shifting tides.
For the Kolkata launch, Sreemoyee partnered with Lifeline Foundation to initiate their survivor program for families who lose a loved one to suicide. Molly Thambi, psychologist and Director of the NGO, praised the book for addressing the stigma associated with suicide and focusing on healing and acceptance.
The book launch event at The Park was a grand affair, graced by esteemed personalities from the literary world and beyond. Attendees were treated to an engaging discussion with Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, who shared insights into the writing process, inspiration behind the memoir, and the emotions that fueled her creative journey.
Actress and single mother, Swastika Mukherjee, lent her voice to the occasion by reading passages from the book. Monideepa Banerjie, former Executive Editor of NDTV East, skillfully moderated a discussion that spanned diverse topics such as mental health, intimate partner violence, single womanhood, parenting, and fighting patriarchy.
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “I am thrilled to present ‘Everything Changes’ to the world. This memoir is a labor of love, a reflection of the myriad experiences that have shaped me into who I am today. Through this book, I hope to connect with readers on a deeply personal level and inspire them to embrace change as a powerful force for growth. Also, I hope to use the book as a platform to speak on mental health and dispel the darkness that shrouds the life of survivors.”
“Everything Changes” invites readers to embark on a transformative literary journey that explores the essence of life’s fluctuations. Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s compelling prose, coupled with her ability to delve deep into the human psyche, promises an enriching reading experience for those seeking profound connections through literature.