Somnath Batabyal :Witty and wise, whiplash funny, Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother is a roller coaster ride into the travails of parenthood. Shroff is a keen observer of human frailties; yet there is an intrinsic kindness in every page that warms the heart. A delightful read.
Suhel Seth on Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother, “Outstanding read. For mums, wannabe mums and doltish dads. And bachelors.”
– Suhel Seth is the Managing Partner of Counselage India and founder of Equus, a columnist and a prominent media personality.
Priyanka Chopra, Actor, singer, “Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother is sparklingly witty and an honest confession of a young, independent woman of today…it is all about how you need love and insanity to find your way through this crazy world of parenting.”
Fahad Samar, Author, and Columnist: For someone like me who does not like babies and has no interest in becoming a parent, this was a rollicking read! So funny, prescient and well written that it had me chortling all the way. Definitely a sensational writing debut.
Simi Garewal, actor and television personality “Read Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother. Enjoyed Shunali Khullar Shroff’s self-deprecatory humour, wit and charm!”
Priyanka Chaturvedi : Spokesperson of All India Congress Committee, popular blogger and columnist, “I recommend Shunali’s book to all parents. It’s the story of every new age mommy, including mine.”
Dhruvi Acharya, well known artist, mother of two:
Shunali’s witty, unabashed recounting of her travails of motherhood often made me laugh out loud, and while I was getting thoroughly entertained by her anecdotes, I realised that I am not the only parent winging it. I have known Shunali for many years, and reading her book made me feel like we were just chatting over a cup of coffee- so honest, so generous is her Battle hymn of a Bewildered Mother.
Shaili Kejriwal, entrepreneur, mother of two: This book is witty and light-hearted, with anecdotes that resonate all too well with mums like me who oft feel inadequate and flummoxed by motherhood – trials, tribulations and all.Shunali is to modern-age motherhood (pitfalls and all), what Carrie Bradshaw is to Sex and the City – tongue-in-cheek, hilarious narrations of a journey with its ruminations at the end of every experience. Had me rolling on the floor at every turn of page!
Mother and Baby: Yes being a career woman, raising two kids and a pet (if any) while playing wife is difficult but Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother by Shunali Khullar Shroff teaches you to take it in your stride and laugh off those bad days.
Unlike a typical parenting guide, this book is an honest story of the author’s embarrassment, troubles and triumphs while raising her two kids. We liked the hilarious narrations of her journey with the reflection at the end of every experience. The right dose of perspective and humour is what makes this book unique.
Namrata Zakaria, Columnist, Indian Express quotes Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother: Shunali Khullar Shroff’s book Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother is wildly funny. I highly recommend it.
Manasi Zaveri, Www.kidsstoppress.com on Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother, yes the first question is this title sounds familiar. Yes it does but if you could relate to Amy Chua then this one is not for you. It is not a parenting guide or an instruction manual to the
World’s Toughest Job This is a book you need to pick up if you are a parent with a sense of humour, this is a book you must gift to a fellow parent and this is a book you must give an expecting mom so she can probably try and make sense of what life holds in the future. This is one book I absolutely recommend all moms with a sense of humour to read and gift!
Kiran Manral, Author, blogger, “
Not only is Shunali one of the few writers who can hold a sentence, and hold it well, but she also has a delightful turn of phrase and sense of that elusive drollness that is sadly lacking in most writing these days.
And about her book, all I will say is read it if you are a parent. You will find yourself nodding your head along, between snorting helplessly with laughter. Read it if you aren’t a parent. Think of it as a road guide to the path ahead if you ever plan to be one. Or just read it for the fun read. You owe it to yourself to read books that are well written and make you laugh as well.
Pratichee Mohapatra, Singer, “As an army kid I related with everything Shunali has said, and with no kids I still related with everything Shunali has said in Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother.”
Author Shunali Khullar Shroff Reveals The Realities Of A Parent In Today’s Ultramodern, Supersonic, And Chaotic World In Her Debut Book Titled “Battle Hymn Of A Bewildered Mother”
As much with life, parenting in the new millennium does not come with an instruction manual. If you happen to be a girl about town, a super successful career woman, a must-live-each-day-as-it-comes kind of person, impending motherhood can be as imposing as a trip to outer space without an oxygen mask. Battle Hymn Of A Bewildered Mother isn’t just another run-of-the-mill parenting book, in fact it is opposite of everything you know.
Shunali Khullar Shroff in Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother begins her journey as someone chronically devoid of what is naturally termed as the maternal instinct. But in spite of her misgivings, she eventually realizes there is nothing else she’d rather be doing than burping her babies while avoiding all traces of tranquilizers. This brilliant, whimsical, bumpy tale of everyday madness has a voice of a mother both honest and hilarious.
From exchanging her corporate suits for mess-retardant mommy wear, from balancing work clients to battling two girls’ questions and demands, this book is a journey of a mother constantly walking on thin ice over the Bermuda Triangle. Based on the principles of lunacy and humour, Shunali Khullar Shroff reveals the realities of a parent in today’s ultramodern, supersonic, and chaotic world.
The book also contains a forward by Actor Priyanka Chopra
About The Author:
Shunali Khullar Shroff has worked variously as a journalist, a freelance writer and the owner of a successful PR firm by the name of Spindoctors. That, however, was another incarnation. As soon as the storks visited her, she plunged into motherhood with the trepidation of a reluctant air diver about to take her first leap of faith. An eternal optimist, she mistakenly assumed that she could retire to being a lady of leisure once the kids were out of their diapers. But soon she realized that happy challenges of motherhood last a lifetime.
Ergo she took to writing a now widely read blog in order to hear herself think. Shunali is an inveterate traveler and apart from writing about parenting and social trends she blogs extensively about travel. Shunali lives in Mumbai with her husband, two daughters, a geriatric dog, and his juvenile companion.