When was the last time that one saw books being awaited as much as the release of a movie? Well, that’s exactly what has been observed over the course of a year, in the case of Saudamini Mishra a.k.a. Dhi, the queen of wisdom, who has broken a record by churning out four bestsellers in the space of a year, with paperback copies of her books becoming bona fide bestsellers at the pre-order stage itself.
In this day and age of astonishing digitization wherein books have become a secondary means of entertainment given the convenience of OTT platforms like Netflix—a phenomenon which has been further entrenched during the pandemic—it’s usually e-books, if only for the sake of curiosity on the part of readers, that garner most of the sales for authors and publishers.
However, Saudamini has changed that by making her books which are self-help oracles that combine her duly recognized talent for painting with the simple storytelling of parables, veritable tools of guidance, humanizing them as one’s trusted advisors that could be consulted at any time of the day or night, and passed down from generation to generation as stunning (and helpful) heirlooms.
Almost as an answer to the devastating isolation and uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, Saudamini’s goal is to instill self-dependence in her readers who instead of searching for 3 a.m. friends could simply rely on these self-help oracles, as she strongly believes that “the antidote to every misery is eventually discovered within oneself.”
Well, with her legions of loyal fans all over the world, who lovingly call themselves Dhiites, one could easily foresee the realization of her noble vision. We wish Dhi, our queen of wisdom, the very best.