Paula, as I recently wrote in a recommendation I gave her – in addition to her superb work, her professionalism, her UNWAVERING dedication to her work, going the extra mile, language proficiency in damn near every major European language – amongst all her other highly redeemable qualities is also well versed in many other subjects other than fetish!
A brief look at her bio will explain this …
I just gave Madam a glowing recommendation as well, she so deserves it!
Anyway, on to the review for Garima Madam – the Prequel – from a small town girl to Garima Madam … JI!
This book on Garima’s transformation is truly an underrated GEM, my friend – it covers how Garima became the dominant force of nature she is TODAY – shaped by forces outside her control which brought the inner dominant out so well in her (it was always there – the genie just needed to escape, and it so DID!) …
It also speaks volumes about how women forced by circumstance, or anyone in general, really – can really RISE ABOVE their current cicumstances, situations and so forth – and make something of themselves – something more than they ever imagined themselves to be!
I doubt even Garima knew what lay ahead of her when she came to the big city for the first time. Hehe.
So, before she met Mike Watson – THAT is the story in the book!
And here’s the review –
Garima Madam – the Prequel REVIEW
A tawaif was a courtesan who catered to the South Asian nobility, particularly during the era of the Mughal Empire. These courtesans danced, sang, recited poetry and entertained their suitors in mehfils. Like the geisha tradition in Japan, her main purpose was to professionally entertain her guests. While the sex was often incidental, it was not contractually assured. The more popular or higher class tawaif often had their pick of the best suitors. They contributed to Urdu music, dance, theatre, film and literary tradition.
The term devadasi originally described a Hindu religious practice in which girls were married and dedicated to a deity (deva or devi). They were in charge of taking care of the temple, performing rituals that they learned, and practicing Bharatanatyam and other classical traditions of Indian arts. This status allowed them to enjoy a high social status. The popularity of devadasis seems to have reached its peak around the 10th and 11th centuries. It can be seen that the rise and fall in the state of devadasis parallels the rise and fall of the Hindu temples. Due to the destruction of the temples by the Islamic invaders, the status of the temples fell very rapidly in North India and slowly in South India. As the temples became impoverished and lost their patron kings, and in some cases were destroyed, the devadasis were forced to live in poverty and prostitution.
During the rule of the British East India Company in India in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it was initially quite common for British soldiers to engage in inter-ethnic prostitution in India, where they frequently visited local Indian dancers. As British women began to arrive in British India in large numbers in the early to mid-19th century, it became less and less common for British soldiers to visit Indian prostitutes, and miscegenation was scorned entirely after the 19th century after events of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
In this book Mike shows us the life of a woman who decides to survive, overcoming her destiny.
Paula Banda Rendón
Madam Paula – that is indeed a review from a historical standpoint!
And she touches not so much on the fetish part of the book – there is PLENTY there, believe me – or the humiliation – plenty – or even the story itself, but the CIRCUMSTANCES – and the overall picture – and I love it, if there was one book that warrants this sort of a review, it is this one!
She’s spot on about “tawaifs” and “devadasis” – though Garima was neither of the two, her circumstances were similar and she might well have been forced into a lifetime of submission she hated – if she hadn’t discovered the right way for her – and all women – the DOMINANT WAY!
And she did – and how!
Anyway – the book covers it all, including how she bought a cocky General manger to her knees, how she took a cue out of a Sidney Sheldon book and got back in the best way possible at a man who DESERTED her for another woman … truly, the ending of the book is so awesome though I do not even want to reveal it, but lets just say she does what I highly advocate everyone here to do – learn from, but then surpass the teacher!
THAT is when you can have said to have thoroughly, and really learnt. And boy did Garima learn and then some!
Well my friend, thats that for now.
Get this book NOW.