Developmental Feminist Mayaa SH shares her insights on Subhash Mela Book Fair 2024 and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Developmental Feminist Mayaa SH shares her insights on Subhash Mela Book Fair 2024 and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Dr. Mayaa SH's book "Swayam" has highlighted on emphasising on exponential growth mindset between 24th March 2024 till 31st March at Subhash Mela Book Fair 2024, Kolkata (Madhyamgram).


There are some fundamental questions in our lives, which either rises in the strata of our emotions or sleeps in the frozen darkness of our deepest emotions. Sometimes it raises a bewildereness in our stanch monotonous life shaking up our very existence. Many a times these basic questions overwhelm our cognition.

Who or what was the purpose of our birth ? What is the essence of life?  

These few ideas and questions actually prepare the base for a new beginning where the progeny of good deeds can cultivate a better harvest.


A self help book Mayaa SH's observations borne out of growth  mindset of people ‘Swayam’ has rendered the exploration of answers to the valuable insights on the power of self belief in life . Here the authoress has taken the reader on a guided tour of the growth mindset of two top brains in the country showing the rich culture and traditions behind the immense determination of the mind to zeal to succeed in life. She has  brought forth the cry of human soul that lurks behind the glittering façade of wealth and luxury of the materialistic world. This has allowed the intellectual reader to understand the real philosophy of life . Looking at this philosophy is the vision that many cultivate in their minds to lead the change and be a gamechanger .



"Swayam” is a book written by Mayaa SH which is a dedication to the inherent qualities and thought process of two gems of the country – Shri Alakh Pandey and Shri Durlav Sarkar, who have achieved tremendous success in their respective fields. Their courage and determination to reach that shore of success has made them a real gem of the country. They not only worked hard to achieve the highest level of grandeur in life but also set an example for all that the word Impossible says “I am possible”. “Swayam ” is a self-guiding book for readers to read through various short snippets of reading in order to be able to relate to concepts in contemporary literature. This book can help anyone to take his/her motivation level higher by simply believing in the fact that “I can achieve anything in life because I am capable of it”. Swayam highlights the exponential growth mindset of successful entrepreneurs like Shri Alakh Pandey and Shri Durlav Sarkar to know your inner talent. What talent do you have? You develop it. Do what you feel like doing. Only then you will get success in life.


Book Review


“Swayam” by Mayaa SH is a heartfelt dedication to the remarkable qualities and mindset of two outstanding individuals, Shri Alakh Pandey and Shri Durlav Sarkar, who have achieved tremendous success in their respective fields. The book beautifully encapsulates their journey, emphasizing their courage, determination, and unwavering belief in turning impossibilities into possibilities. Through a series of short, insightful snippets of quotes, “Swayam” serves as a guiding beacon, encouraging readers to relate to contemporary concepts while igniting their motivation. It instills the powerful notion that success is within reach for anyone willing to believe in their capabilities and work towards their goals relentlessly. The book delves into the exponential growth mindset exhibited by successful entrepreneurs like Shri Alakh Pandey and Shri Durlav Sarkar, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and nurturing one’s inner talents. It emphasizes the significance of pursuing one’s passions, highlighting that true success is attained by following one’s heart.


Overall, “Swayam” serves as an inspiring narrative that not only celebrates the achievements of these extraordinary individuals but also provides a roadmap for readers to enhance their motivation levels and realize their potential. It reinforces the idea that by acknowledging one’s talents and pursuing what one loves, achieving success becomes an attainable reality.


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stood for militant nationalism for achieving India's freedom. According to him freedom and equality are interrelated. So freedom could be achieved only with socialism. There are four bases of socialism, national freedom, economic equality, social equality and equality of sexes, according to him. Bose strongly opposed what is called ‘communalism.’ Bose’s image of India’s future was inter-denominational.

He perceived an India of Hindus and Muslims, of Sikhs and Christians, of Parsis and Buddhists. He strictly opposed Jinnah’s two nation theory and advocated an India beyond religious, linguistic, and caste differences. Netaji believed that the working class cannot hope for emancipation at the hands of an external force, no great hero may come down to save the class. It is the working class themselves who must organize under the leadership of the revolutionary party, to emancipate itself from capitalism. In such a revolution, it is the working class that must lead.Born on January 23, 1897, Netaji played a crucial role in India's freedom movement.

Subhash Chandra Bose established the Azad Hind Fauj. Organising book fairs such as Subhash Mela is a step towards an everlasting tribute to our heroes, several of whom made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.



About The Author


Indian literature is enriched by the voices of remarkable women authors who have contributed to empowering women and addressing social issues through their writing. Amongst the few are influential Indian women author Mayaa SH whose works resonates with themes of women empowerment, gender equality, and societal change.  Mayaa SH has paved the way for female voices in Indian literature and this has served as inspiration for many women seeking empowerment and self-expression.


Mayaa SH  is a renowned Indian authoress,social activist and a developmental feminist whose novel, "Swayam ," garnered international acclaim and won her world records and awards at the international book fairs in India. Known for her poignant writing style and deep social consciousness, Mayaa has delved into the complexities of gender, caste, and class in Indian society. Her works explore the challenges faced by women and marginalized communities, encouraging readers to question societal norms and fight for justice. Mayaa's commitment to activism and her fearless advocacy for women's rights makes her an important figure in contemporary Indian literature.


Mayaa is a highly acclaimed Indian authoress known for her insightful and introspective novels. Her works often examine the experiences of women in Indian society, addressing themes of identity, cultural conflicts and the pursuit of personal freedom. Mayaa's self help books have depicted the resilience and strength of women in challenging circumstances, inspiring readers to question gender roles and societal expectations. Mayaa SH's writing style is marked by its sensitivity and attention to detail, making her an influential voice in promoting women's empowerment through literature. Mayaa though primarily known as a corporate professional, is an influential figure who has inspired countless women in India. As amongst the first in the corporate industry as a black belt six Sigma certified Mayaa spearheaded a nationwide project ok Training Effectiveness in the organisations. Mayaa has broken barriers and shattered glass ceilings in the corporate world. Her powerful ideology, "I Only Speak Titanium ," has highlighted her exponential growth mindset ,power of self belief , challenges, and achievements of women serving thereby as an inspiration for young women aspiring to excel in male-dominated fields. Mayaa's story empowers women to pursue their dreams and demonstrates that with determination and resilience, they can overcome any obstacle. Mayaa SH's works capture the complexities of the immigrant experience and the struggle for personal identity. Through her self help books , short stories,articles and essays, Mayaa breathes into the lives of Indian women, exploring themes of cultural displacement, assimilation, and the clash between tradition and modernity. Her World Record winning books have highlighted the challenges faced by women as they navigate between two cultures. Mayaa's writings encourage women to embrace their heritage while forging their own paths, inspiring them to celebrate their unique identities. Mayaa's ideology has pierced assertively into the themes of identity, exile, and the effects of globalization. She explores the struggles faced by women in patriarchal societies and their quest for autonomy and self-discovery. Through her writing, Mayaa has challenged conventional gender roles and has inspired readers to question societal constraints, highlighting the importance of women's empowerment and agency in shaping their own destinies.


Popularly known as Mayaa Tai ,Lady Karl Marx and Pushpa Of The East ,Mayaa SH's journey has made significant contributions to literature and has served as a catalyst for women's empowerment through her powerful narratives. Mayaa SH has fearlessly tackled social issues, portrayed the struggles and triumphs of women, and encouraged readers to challenge societal norms. Her writings provide valuable insights into the experiences of women in India and beyond, inspiring many people to embrace their voices, pursue their dreams, and advocate for gender equality and empowerment. Mayaa SH continues to be the trailblazer in contemporary literature and in campaigning extensively for women rights across the globe, thus, paving the way for future generations of women writers and activists. Her ideology serves as a testament to the transformative power of literature and role of feminism in contemporary literature in driving social change.