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All for love

DNMUM385120 | 3/19/2017 | Author : Gargi Gupta | WC :708

It s not writing she s obsessed with. It s love, a theme that most of my books explore, says Ira Trivedi to Gargi Gupta as the prolific author discusses her latest novel
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Nikhil and Riya
Ira Trivedi
Harlequin India
240 pages

Ira Trivedi was just 18 when she wrote her first novel, a fictionalised account of what she saw when she took part in the Miss India beauty pageant. Over the next 10 years, she’s followed it up with several novels and non-fiction titles, the best known of which is India in Love (2014). Love is also the theme of her latest novel, Nikhil and Riya, published earlier this year. Edited excerpts from a conversation in which Trivedi speaks about love, writing and spirituality:
Love is a theme in most of your novels. Why does it fascinate you?
Someone once told me that to be really successfully you have
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