New Delhi, February 2020: Penguin Random House India announces the publication of Esha Deol Takhtani’s debut book on parenting titled Amma Mia, a hands-on guide to taking control of your baby’s diet and making them love food, will be out in March 2020. The book will be published under the Ebury Press imprint of Penguin Random House and is available for pre-order on e-commerce websites. Ebury Press is one of the country’s most successful imprints dedicated to discovering, publishing and building the best voices in popular fiction and non-fiction.

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Becoming a new mother can be an exciting, yet overwhelming, time. No matter how prepared you are, there will always be many confusing moments, opinions and a whole lot of drama! And just like any other new mom, Esha Deol Takhtani was faced with many such questions soon after the birth of her two daughters—Radhya and Miraya. In Amma Mia, Esha documents her adventures in motherhood in the hope that it would help other mothers too. Packed with advice, tips, stories, and easy and delicious recipes for toddlers, this is her personal journey of transformation into a mother. Informative and easy-to-follow, it will help new mothers navigate the ups and downs of raising a healthy toddler and make their child fall in love with food. 

Debut author Esha Deol Takhtani says, ‘This is my first foray into writing, with a subject that is very close to my heart—parenting. They say becoming a mother is one of the most beautiful experiences a woman goes through, and with the grace of God, I’m glad to have experienced it twice over. Raising my two daughters—Radhya and Miraya—is nothing short of an adventure and through the book I want to share with new mothers the exciting and overwhelming joyride I’ve been on since becoming a first-time mom and all the tears, laughter and drama that comes along with it. This is a book from one mother to another and I hope it acts as a best friend and guide for all new mommies out there. I’m ecstatic to be a part of the Penguin family and have my daughters to thank for turning me into an author as well! Who knows what motherhood will make me do next?’

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Gurveen Chadha, senior commissioning editor, Penguin Random House India says, ‘Esha takes you effortlessly through the early years of motherhood based on her experiences as a mother of two daughters. The book is packed with fun tips and tricks and recipes for fresh home-cooked meals that are uncomplicated and easy-to-follow. I’m delighted that Esha will publish this book with us and I’m certain it will come in handy for many expecting and new parents. Give this as a special gift to a friend or enjoy using it in your own kitchen.’

Milee Ashwarya, Publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House India says, ‘I am delighted and excited about publishing Amma Mia by Esha Deol Takhtani in which she shares her fun, uncomplicated yet hands on style of parenting. This book will be a companion and a handy guide for all new mums.’

Esha Deol Takhtani is an Indian film actor with hits such as Dhoom, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Yuva, No Entry and Dus to her credit. She recently portrayed the role of a chef in the short film Cakewalk which was released globally on the digital platform and has won a cascade of awards worldwide. She has mastered many special renditions in the Odissi repertoire, giving over 100 performances—both solo and in partnership with her younger sister, Ahana. Her depiction of the lovable Sita, wife of Lord Rama, in the ballet Ramayana has charmed audiences the world over. Married to a businessman, Bharat Takhtani, Esha is now a doting mother to two daughters—Radhya and Miraya. Esha has recently ventured into production with her first film which is set to go on floors soon.

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