Narain Kimatrai had her early education in Spain. It was her
enquiring mind which led her to go deeper into the whys and
the wherefores of Hindu customs and traditions which resulted
in her authoring the book "Hindu
Customs and Beliefs", and subsequently, another work
in the Ramayana".
touch with Masters", her third publication,
introduces her readers with the various Spiritual
personalities that entered her life and left a deep imprint on
it. All the afore-mentioned three books have been published by
the 'Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan'.
fourth book "The
Wisdom of Sind", makes an effort to immortalize, the
Sindhi proverbs and give an insight into the Sindhi way of
Life, both modern and ancient. This book has been
sponsored by the 'Group 21',a Ladies' club, of which she is a
member, and whose members contributed in putting together most
of the 'Pahaakas' as proverbs are called in Sindhi.
completed the translation of 'Nisaadhanta'
, a series of discourses rendered by Sri Morari Bapu, from
Hindi to English.
book includes the lives and teachings of Lord Krishna and
great prophets like Jesus, Mohammed, Zarathustra, Mahavira,
Buddha etc.,aside from stories from Shrimad Bhaagvad and
the above books are available for perusal within her
web-site. You can click on the book names to go directly
to the respective books.
Sabzi for the Aatman' is a weekly mailer started by Shakun
Narain Kimatrai. It is especially popular with the young
Sindhis. The Dal Sabzi for the Aatman has proved to be
so popular, that she has been requested by many, around the
world, to be added, on her mailing list. This website is
a collection of all the mailers she sent out, all the
books she has written, mantras for everyday use, and a lot of
other interesting pages.
expertise includes Spanish translations.
freelances. Her articles have appeared on Indian as well as
International magazines. Shakun is widely traveled
and has a keen interest in music. She was successful in the
Radio test that she appeared for in 1986. Around 1980, she
started a 'Bhajan Group' Which consists of ladies who enjoy
singing. Today they are much sought after, to give
performances at various Spiritual gatherings.
also conducts classes on Hindu Philosophy where she instills
an awareness of the richness of the Hindu heritage in the
Narain is proud grand-mother and a grateful housewife to her
husband and children, for not coming in the way of her
interests, but encouraging her in her various pursuits.
traveler am I and a navigator; and everyday I discover a new
region within my soul.
Shakun gave an interview on Sindhi TV Programme - Sindhi Surhaan by Sindhi Sangat. Some of the questions that were asked by Asha Chand were about how to keep the Sindhi Language. Do watch the interview...Maybe we can do more for our Sindhi Language and Culture...
people have asked me what/who inspired me to do what I do.
the 16th of August 2005 I was asked that question on Radio
Ms Poonam Malani.
was brought up in Spain where I was the only Hindu girl in a
class of over 40 Spanish students.
lived in Spain during the 50s and during that times Hinduism
was was not well known.
Recess time my Spanish friends used to ask me: "You seem
like a thinking intelligent girl, how can you believe in
monkey and elephant gods"
above questions used to hurt me!
I returned to Bombay (India) with my mother, at the age of 13,
because my mother had a Spiritual bent, I would attend
Spiritual discourses with her.
those discourses I met a lot of Hindu Scholars. I asked them
numerous questions and I noted their answers in my diary.
is with the help of these notes that I wrote the various books
that I did and I started the Geeta classes for the young.
told my students: " I have asked so many questions during
my lifetime, that chances are that I shall be able to respond
to your questions, but if I do not have the answers I do have
access to the Masters from whom I shall then acquire the
answer for you.
you asked, who inspired me. The inspiration came from my
mother, Lajwanti Jamnadas Khiani. She used to
tell me: "In life you may get everything for the asking,
but not 'true blessings from the heart. That you get with good
you think that Spiritual Education should be incorporated in
allow me to narrate an episode in my life.
believe that when one has a 'good' desire, it comes true.
10 years ago, I went to many schools and I requested the
principals to incorporate Spiritual education in schools.
Principals said that my request could not be granted since
India is a Secular Country, which means that they cannot
propagate one religion.
asked them: "Why don't you teach the future generation,
the gems of each religion?"
the Principals did not pay much heed.
started to write articles...and I started posting them on my
website: Dalsabzi for the Aatman (www.dalsabzi.com).
The articles came to the notice of a leading newspaper and I
was encouraged to write 'Dadi
Nani ki Kahaani' in which I have written
about the gems of all faiths, in child-friendly language.
the book has been sent to over 500 schools, and the effort
continues to have the book read out to every child in the
need sponsors to fulfill the dream, so if you share
mine...write to me)...