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Shaun Mehta
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www.shaunmehta.com

Whether on screen, shared verbally or in print, Shaun Mehta loves a good story. It was this passion that led him to write fiction. Born and raised in Toronto, he has an International MBA from the Schulich School of Business, a Bachelor of Education, and a diploma in Creative Writing from the Humber School of Writers, where he studied with award-winning author Joseph Kertes. 

Mehta was nominated for a 2008 Genie Award for Best Adapted Screenplayfor the feature film Amal. Based on his short story, Amal has won over 30 international awards, and was chosen as one of Canada’s top ten films during the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2010, Amal was selected as the ninth best film of the decade in Playback, Canada’s premiere film and broadcasting industry website.
 
Mehta is currently working on his next novel.

Work on Offer:

The Seven Vows

Manuscript available
Rights: World 

In Toronto, Canada, 33-year-old Anand Sharma is a high school teacher who lives with his traditional parents, obstinate sister, and endearing five-year-old son. As a recovering alcoholic, his fragile grasp on normalcy is shattered when he receives a letter from his wife years after she abandoned their child.

In Jalandhar, India, 21-year-old Sonia Das is ecstatic when the love of her life proposes to her. Devastated to discover that she is forbidden to marry, Sonia runs away to the streets of Delhi to start an exciting new life with her fiancé.

Travelling on converging paths that lead to their unlikely union, Anand and Sonia will challenge the very matrimonial vows they are forced to pledge.

The Seven Vows is a tale of endurance, duty, and sacrifice. Through tragedy and humor, it explores the struggles couples face well after the wedding and honeymoon.


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