Samridhhi Mandawat is a skilled writer and poet who aims to change many societal perspectives through her thoughts and words and proposes to bring a lot of change to people’s mindsets. Samridhhi Mandawat is the youngest poet and writer and is a nominee for Padma Shri Award. She is a world-record-holding author and is the youngest female author who has contributed to women’s upliftment.
“You should write because you like the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on the page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the first teacher of how you can start writing.”
Samridhhi Mandawat has been working in this field for several years. She has become the “Author Of The Year” for the book ‘Economics: An Outsider Looking In.‘ Apart from it, she has written many other books such as ‘Loved, Lost, and Lived: Not a Love Story!’, ‘The Divine Power of Love’ ‘Inqueerable,’ ‘Parables and Secrets,’ It’s Not All Roses, and ‘Unobilterated: Unspoken Emotions.’
“I developed an interest in writing after I started reading a lot” – Samridhhi Mandawat
Samridhhi Mandawat was just like an ordinary girl who used to go to school every day and play with her friends. She was very fond of small fictional cartoon comics like Chacha Chaudhary, Bal Ganesh, and Twinkle. This is how her interest developed, “I didn’t want to become a writer or poet from my childhood days. But gradually, when reading books and attending a couple of workshops, my interest started developing in this field.”
Many motivating factors in her life turned her towards writing. Samridhhi Mandawat used to read both fiction and non-fiction books. Her favorite fiction books – ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green and ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini. Now, as a strategy consultant, she is only into reading non-fiction books; a few of them are ‘The World Is Flat’ and ‘The Commanding Heights,’ and the list continues.
“I read a book by ‘Shiv Khera,’ and the line from the book that changed my perspective about life is – ‘do something worth remembering, something that immortalizes you.’ We, as human beings, all are mortal beings. I became more inheritable by this particular quote and decided to become a writer, in the anticipation that my books would immortalize myself.”
“Whenever you write something, it should connect to the soul of a person” – Samridhhi Mandawat
Samridhhi Mandawat doesn’t write every day, and she believes that writing every day becomes a job; it has to depend on the writer’s mood. “Creativity loses its meaning when it becomes a job.”
The author firmly believes that writing is something that should connect with the soul of the person. She is a passionate writer, and whatever she writes is always based on her passion. “Whenever you write something, it should be able to directly connect with the soul of the person reading. A passion should be a passion, and a profession should be a profession.”
“I have become more disciplined with my reading habit” – Samridhhi Mandawat
“There are several changes that I noticed in myself after being an author, and one is that I have become more disciplined with my reading habits, and I have also started interacting with people.” As Samridhhi Mandawat started writing, it became more observable for her. She started observing people more because whatever the author wrote was something she had observed somewhere. She observes things keenly and tries to become the same person she observes; this is the attribute she gives to her writing.
“I have written poems inspired by real incidents” – Samridhhi Mandawat
Samridhhi Mandawat’s poems are always related to the women’s actual experiences. “I used to talk to the women undergoing certain experiences in their lives, and after talking and listening to them, I converted those feelings into the poem.”
Few lines from the poem which she had written –
A Widow which Masturbates: “The strokes of my fingers were smooth,
Inside out in a rhythm they moved.
The room is closed,
The lights are off.
I’m in a state of self actualization
Or liberation –
But the world, I know
Shall abuse this as masturbation.
The strokes of my fingers were smooth,
Inside out in a rhythm they moved.”
“Economics is a subject that attracts me” – Samridhhi Mandawat
Samridhhi Mandawat is very passionate about the subject – Economics. It attracted her. so she started to express her thoughts about the subject. But the author felt that she needed more polishing. So, Samridhhi Mandawat got in touch with many scholars, economists, and academicians across the globe, who helped her enhance her thoughts and gain command over the subject. Then, Samridhhi Mandawat thought of writing a book, and a simple conversation about culture blending with economics with Dr. Ram Charan (Prof. Harvard Business School) intrigued her more.
This discussion increased Samridhhi Mandawat’s interest, and she started to think about the blend of economics and religion, technology, and culture. “I had several questions in my mind that I wanted to know and wanted to draw public attention on the same. So, I started working on these interesting topics and attempted to pull the society towards these topics through my book.”
The author believes that everyone should do something notable for themselves and society. “Humanity is a subjective affair – for me, it is personal and intimate.”
Samridhhi Mandawat has unique thinking and taste, and she always loves to do things with an empirical impact. The poet is dedicated to her work and is very ambitious and progressive in her life. Samridhhi Mandawat’s zeal towards her work provides her with the skills by which she can connect to society. The author’s tremendous amount of hard work will undoubtedly pay her off. The stars of the sky who have seen her working till midnight will also appreciate her hard work.
Samridhhi Mandawat is very kind and soft-spoken to everyone, and her humble nature makes her awe-inspiring. She has the aura of a great and motivating human being. ICY Tales wishes her the best in all her future endeavors.