Dr Jyoti Kapoor Madan, Sr. Consultant, Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon has presented her sensitive understanding and insightful interpretations of human emotions and relationships in her book, ‘Itineris- the Journey through Mirages.’ The much anticipated book captures the concept of love and its evolution from nascent romantic notions to intense yearning and heart break through the medium of portey. According to Dr Jyoti, “ Itineris is latin for ‘journey’ and the dynamics of love and desire is a sort of journey one takes through time. This book is largely inspired by experiences of people I come across as a psychiatrist. My interactions with my friends and clients have been a major contributor in aggregating thoughts for Itineris. The book is life – a combination of happy, sad, exciting and few disappointing moments. It is also about conflicts we face in our day today life. Readers would be able to identify with one or the other verse in the book because these experiences are universal and have been part of human existence despite differences in time or culture. ”
About Dr Jyoti Kapoor, Sr Consultant, Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Born on July 9, 1977, in the sanctity of a middle class household of a working couple in the city of Gurgaon, Dr Jyoti Kapoor is the eldest of three sisters. Always interested in arts, literature, music, dance and theatre, she started writing poems and stories and participated in debates, declamations, poetry recitations and essay writing competitions from primary school level and was even awarded by the then prime minister P V Narsimha Rao in one such Essay Writing Event. Although she wrote both in English and Hindi with equal panache, her favourite language of expression was largely Hindi and encouraged by her senior school Hindi teacher, she continued studying Hindi literature till Senior School level and attained rank in top 0.05% in CBSE’s Hindi Language exam. She was also awarded ‘Kamla Meyer Literary Award’ by Association of DAV schools for her prowess in the field of literature in 1994.
As she went through the rigors of medical studies at Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and then post-graduation in psychiatry at PGIMS, Rohtak, the expression also matured from rhyming verse on themes of nature and patriotism to exploration of individuality, philosophy, relationships, love and betrayal but time constraints and demands of medical profession did not allow her to compile or present her work to a larger audience. Being a practising psychiatrist and psychotherapist, her rendezvous with conflicting ideas and emotions occurs on a regular basis and her ability to empathize with her clients has helped her to continually channelize their pain and strife in her literature.
She is currently practicing in Gurgaon and compiling her literary attempts in Hindi and English for larger readership.