Hello And Welcome To My Website
I’m Debu Majumdar, the author of Viku children’s books, From the Ganges to the Snake River, Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey, and Night Jasmine Tree. I write about characters and themes involving immigrants from the Indian subcontinent—their aspirations, struggles, and their lives in the U.S. I hope you will get to know me more and about my writings through this website. Please also know about my publisher, Bo-Tree House.
You and I are currently experiencing many changes in the world for Covid-19 and other reasons; I remember my father complaining, more than 50 years back, how things were turning worse, but life chugged along, and it will keep going, but like my father I am afraid some of the current changes will affect us in subtle ways. Please stay healthy, care for your family and friends, read to know about others’ lives, and be as contented as you can. Best wishes
Over 2600 years ago, Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree in India. He rebelled against the existing religious practices and discovered a new path for human happiness. This small publishing company draws inspiration from this triumph of one man and is established on the image of this ancient but still flourishing Bodhi tree. Its heart-shaped leaves inspire us to publish books that are extraordinary, sometimes off-the-beaten-path, but which are of high quality. The little house under the tree is meant to be a playhouse for both children and adults. We hope Bo-tree House will be a welcoming waystation for many authors and readers.
Our goal is to publish and sell extraordinary fiction and non-fiction books. Over the last few decades, publishing has moved away from “quality” books to “best-seller” books. It has become market driven—not about good literature but about what will sell to the masses. Additionally, discerning readers have little opportunity to read books that may be off of the beaten path or from different cultures. For example, not many books are published in the U.S. that deal with themes from the Indian subcontinent or about immigrants, which are becoming increasingly important and relevant to American life. Bo-Tree House was launched to fill these cultural and literary gaps.