Shabia Ravi Walia, a well known television profession who has worked in the industry for 15 years, sat down to write this book when she was pregnant, with her daughter Sia, now two years old. But the inspiration to complete the book in just three months, she says, came from seeing her baby daughter for the first time.
Launching her book in Bangalore at PageTurners bookstore on the 11th of June 2011, Mumbai based Shabia said, “I read a lot of books during my pregnancy but all of them had a western take. ‘Mamma Mania’ is a small attempt to fill that void. Its a practical handbook for every mother, especially for first time mothers.”
The author also added, “For a country like India which produces a baby every 1.25 seconds, there are hardly any books which present the Indian woman’s experience of pregnancy and motherhood. ‘Mamma Mania’ is written to bridge that gap.”
Sharing with us the experiences and scares she went through during her pregnancy, Shabia said that she also wished every mother could speak of their experiences, as no two pregnancies are ever alike. This book is for everyone, she says, for an expecting mother, a young married couple, grandmothers and young women alike- anyone looking to reminisce or get a peek into the world of pregnancy and motherhood.