The Last Pilgrims : A True Story of Love, Loss And Finally, Acceptance By Pooja Lamba Cheema (9789385827419)
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June 2013. The deadliest flood wipes out Uttarakhand. Along with innumerable pilgrims travelling to Kedarnath. Among the 100,000 trapped and 5,700 presumed dead were 2 people who meant everything to Pooja, the ones who had given her life. But no news of or from them for weeks could only mean that they were gone. Forever. So, how do you say goodbye without closure? You sink. Deep into the abyss of grief. and as commonly said, ?When it rains, it pours.? Barely swimming through the storm of loss, Pooja tries every route-therapy, alcohol, drugs. The aftermath is a no?holds?barred account of a daughter who herself becomes a natural disaster through the wreckage of emotions. The Last Pilgrims is a brave attempt at the real account of the tragedy and is an honest story of love, loss and, finally, acceptance.,
About the Author
: Pooja Lamba Cheema is a 40?year?old mother of two. She hails from Delhi but has spent the last 15 years of her life in small towns across the country. She is a post graduate in business management, but writing has always been her first love. Having a spiritual bent of mind led her to explore the practice of Vipassana meditation. Her stay at a Vipassana ashram had a powerful impact on her mind and life and led her to write this book, an amalgam of a memoir and a spiritual quest. She is the author of Vipassana – The Journey of a Thousand Steps.