Twenty-one-year-old author Simar Malhotra’s second book, Tides Don’t Cross was launched in Delhi on Friday. The book explores complicated human emotions in the backdrop of a volatile and politicised world.

“Delhi doesn’t really see too many youngsters aspiring to become authors and being socially aware of the everyday happenings around the world,” Lok Sabha member Dushyant Chautala said while speaking at the launch.

In her message, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit said, “You write about things that are relevant today and tackle the issues that affect the youth as well as the nation.”

Set in New York, Paris, and Delhi, Tides Don’t Cross explores the lives of three young individuals who fight man-made limitations, like politics, aspirations, religion, society, and love. It also touches serious topics like Islamophobia and gender issues through the lives of the main characters.

“As a young girl, I have seen that medieval mindsets are just not something that you can associate with the apparently uneducated or rural population,” said Simar while talking about her book.

The event was attended by senior editor Sonal Kalra, educationist Dr Jayshree Periwal, District Magistrate of Delhi Dr Pooja Joshi, editor of Cosmopolitan India Nandini Bhalla, Government Director of ONGC Videsh Ltd Sunjay Sudhir, founder–president Public Diplomacy Forum Ratan Kaul among others.

Simar’s first novel There Is a Tide was launched in 2014.