Bridging the Gap is an exposure, an exposure to family bonding. It is an ardent appeal to maintain a sound equilibrium between the past and the present, the present and the future.
For the author, this appeal had been lodged against her by her father. Now it has been extended to her children. In the near future, it would be passed on to her grandchildren too, she thinks.
Bridging the Gap, an autobiographical work, is a telling tale of a mother's struggle throughout her life to get a foothold to assert herself. She wishes to augur her children through her experiences. Torn by the inner conflicts, she tries to focus on her relationship with her in-laws. Finally, as a mother-in-law, she could identify herself with her own.
The book delves deep into self-realization, keeping pace with the eternal gap between the old and the young and exploring various ways to bridge the gap as well.