June 2013. The deadliest flood wipes out Uttarakhand. Along with innumerable pilgrims travelling to Kedarnath.
Among the 100,000 trapped and 5,700 presumed dead were 2 people who meant everything to Pooja: her parents. But no news of or from them for weeks could only mean that they were gone. Forever.
So, how do you say goodbye without closure? You sink. Deep into the abyss of grief. And as commonly said, ‘When it rains, it pours.’
Barely swimming through the storm of loss, Pooja tries every route to recovery—therapy, alcohol, drugs. The aftermath is a no-holds-barred account of a daughter who herself becomes a wreck after the natural disaster.
The Last Pilgrims is a true story of love, loss, and finally, acceptance.
Prior to embarking upon her journey as an author, Pooja Lamba Cheema was a freelance writer for various publications. Apart from her writing career, the author is also a qualified counselling psychologist and a web content strategist. Reading and writing and delving upon the twin aspects of spirituality and metaphysics are her favourite pastimes. The author is married to an army officer and is blessed with a son and daughter. She is currently writing her third book.