About Aruna Shaibya
Aruna Shaibya was born in the Mirzapur district of India and grew up in the city of Varanasi. She graduated from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) with a degree in Hindi Literature and also holds a master’s in Social Work and a doctorate in Vedic Studies.
In place of boring government job it is with writing that she has deepest connection and she is founder of an NGO called Aali-Foundation, which works to help women and children who are facing problems in life. Motivated by her father who still spends hours reading and writing every day, she has already written 5 Hindi poetry books and two novels, Niyatinati and Apoorva, and is now working on a 5 book series based on Indian mythology, called VIJAYSANGRAM
Today, Aruna lives in National Capital Region (N.C.R.) and spends her free time reading, writing, listening to music and experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen. She has a deep connection with nature and children and enjoys travelling to quieter corners of the planet whenever she can, visiting temples and sacred places that provide her with comfort and inspiration.
Her hopes for the future include doing enough positive things that bring great change to the world, causing others to one day write about her. She wants to see women treated as equals in society and have the same opportunities as men and to bring Indian mythology to life through her books so that even more people can learn about it and use it to change their own circumstances.
About ‘Niyatinati The Ultimate Justice of Karma’
Vivek and his two friends are pursuing engineering from one of the reputed institutes I.I.T B.H.U.
Vivek is a very cool person who lives a fun and frolic life. Suddenly a blind turn comes his life and changes the whole direction of his life. This tragedy draws Vivek who was a beauty admirer to OLD RAJENDRA NAGAR which is known as the “graveyard of youth “for preparation for the toughest exam in the country i.e. UPSC. He achieves success by going through the difficult track of frustration, depression and finally SELECTION….
The story does not end here and NIYATI NATI begins her dance and through VIVEK started the story of REVENGE with the flame of LOVE, FRIENDSHIP and TRUST. The novel NIYATI NATI reveals that you have to pay for your deeds in this materialistic world only which is known as THE ULTIMATE JUSTICE OF KARMA.
An Interview with Author Aruna Shaibya
Tasnima Yasmin: How did you come up with the plot of this novel?
Aruna Shaibya – This novel is based on the real-life events and experiences of my college life and to bring such events into the light of society I came up with the idea of this novel.
Tasnima Yasmin: What was your inspiration behind the character of Vivek?
Aruna Shaibya – Vivek is the main character in this novel. Vivek lives freely and does a lot of fun. After the death of his father Vivek’s life takes a turn when Niyati plays its role and everything changes in Vivek’s life. Vivek’s tries to find out who killed his father and sister on his own but he learns that whole system and government is corrupted and some big names are involved in this. So, Vivek decides to become civil servant. He clears the UPSC with his efforts and hard work. Through Vivek’s character I want to inspire today’s generation to work hard to bring peace in their life and they must never give up on justice and keep fighting for it. If we ignore what is going on in society it is not going to help any of us. Sooner or later, we must gather the strength and fight against evil in the society to make it better place to live and do the justice.
Tasnima Yasmin: How does showing the personal side of Vivek help in his character development as a civil servant?
Aruna Shaibya – Vivek’s is the main character. He is very cool person who lives a fun and free life in college. After the death of his father and sister Mini’s kidnapping, he learns the truth about the evil in the society and police department. He learns how corrupted is the system and how difficult it is for simple person to ask for the justice and fight for it. So, Vivek decides to go for civil service examination UPSC, to get the justice for his father and sister. Before his father’s death Vivek used to do a lot of fun and flirt in college. But, after her sister’s death Vivek changed completely. He achieves success by going through the difficult track of frustration, depression, and finally becomes the civil servant. He finds out sinners and brings justice.
Tasnima Yasmin: To what extent according to you does women’s safety play a key role in enhancing overall harmony of society?
Aruna Shaibya – I believe women’s safety play an important role in harmony of society. There is around 48-49% women in the country. As crimes against women are on spike in society. Molestation, women trafficking, domestic abuse, sexual assault and murder are common types of violence against women in the society. Women are neither safe inside home or outside. This fear keeps them for participating in any kind of activity. There are laws but not the proper safety measures to protect the women against violence. So, by enhancing and helping women to learn to fight for their safety and make it understandable to the society as well as bringing equality will overall enhance the safety and overall harmony of society.
Tasnima Yasmin: To what extent is the novel based in reality?
Aruna Shaibya – This novel is too the most extent based in reality. From the BHU campus the beginning of the story is based on my college life experience all the events that take place in the story are connected. Where Mrigi was found tied in sack and what happened to her is also pertaining to real-life events. I have talked about one of the most common crimes in this novel which is “Human trafficking”. All of this is related to reality of today’s time.
Tasnima Yasmin: What is Aali Foundation and since when are you associated with it?
Aruna Shaibya – Aali foundation is the NGO I started to help bring women empowerment and see women as equal to men in the society and protect girls and women from crime and help them to fight and stand for themselves in the society.
Tasnima Yasmin: What is the significance of the bond shared by Mrigi and Vivek?
Aruna Shaibya – This is the part of the novel where the theme of “Love” is introduced. Vivek and Mrigi share a deeper emotional bond and affection for each other. Vivek’s care for her makes her feel comfortable when she was going through an acute disorder. Mrigi exhibits her unwavering faith in Vivek not with her word but through her eyes and the feelings she has for him. They both share their deepest feelings and love for each other and with time Mrigi and Vivek’s affection turns into emotional intimacy and creates a stronger loving bond. There is a dialogue that “Love has a lot of power. The voice of your loved one can fill you with enthusiasm. A little encouragement from your dear one can give you the strength to win a lost battle. Love is such an emotion in which a lost battle is easily won but if there is no love one loses even after the win.” In this novel, it comes true as because of their bond and love for each other Vivek wins the battle against Premnath and Ajay Tyagi.
Tasnima Yasmin: Can your novel be called a coming-of-age tale?
Aruna Shaibya – My novel is about destiny and how it played its role in the lives of characters. My novel sends the perfect message to society that we all get paid for our karma in this world only. To get justice we must work for it the right way. We must find the courage and inspiration in the down phase or hard times of life as it only comes to make us stronger. It inspires the younger generation to bring change in society and always fight against evil.
Tasnima Yasmin: What are your other writing endeavours at the moment?
Aruna Shaibya – I am writing my next series “Vijay Sangram” which is a set of 5 books. Sanjeevani, Devyani, Mitraghaat, Pratighaat and Shraap. It is mythological series and it will be coming soon.
Tasnima Yasmin: How difficult was it to write this book?
Aruna Shaibya – It was not so difficult to write this novel. It is based on some real-life incidents and my college life at BHU campus.