R.K. Raj Discusses Poverty and Environment Through New Novel

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‘Kidney’ takes readers to dirtiest parts of Delhi for an inspiring story of overcoming adversity.

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Raj says, “’Kidney’ draws impressive parallel of rich and poor, presents glaring examples of cooperation, contradiction, socialization, victimization from various stereotypes of Indian society.”

The rag-pickers of the slums in Delhi are the kidneys of the city. From the trash, they pick scraps, some to eat and others to be turned in to a wealthy investor who will recycle the material into something useful. For this, they are paid very little if anything at all. Author R.K. Raj encountered one of these rag-pickers one night while traveling through New Delhi. The image inspired his new novel, “Kidney” (published by AuthorHouse).

“The book presents a holistic view of social problems of deeply rooted disparity in the society in general and Indian society in particular,” says Raj. “It’s an inspiration how a poorest of the poor gets educated against all the odds throughout his entire life.”

“Kidney” tells the story of Inder Jeet, a rag-picker who is chosen to attend an international conference in Canada on health and the environment because of an outstanding essay he wrote. The conference earns Inder a job opportunity with Hwaib, the Asia head of Planet Health Organization, which may raise him out of poverty. Inder works under Ishwar Jain and his daughter, Bhumi, to improve the recycling programs and bring light to the plight of the rag-pickers. As Inder encounters opposition from Ishwar’s traditionalist wife and rich businessman, Kul Vilas, he will have to find the courage and strength to rise up against Indian society and bring change to the lowest of the low.

The kidney metaphor highlights the many struggles of the poor and calls for understanding and change between the classes. Raj says, “’Kidney’ draws impressive parallel of rich and poor, presents glaring examples of cooperation, contradiction, socialization, victimization from various stereotypes of Indian society.”

“Kidney”
By R.K. Raj
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 566 pages | ISBN 9781481799508
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 566 pages | ISBN 9781481799492
E-Book | 566 pages | ISBN 9781481799515
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
R.K. Raj, a graduate in engineering and post graduate in management, has planned to dedicate 30 percent of the royalties from his books to the education and welfare of members of Indian society at lower rungs. Hailing from Agra he is a certified project management professional, senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and an amateur at Delhi and Mumbai marathons.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC. Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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