Often, dangers in life dawn on us suddenly but should we succumb to them or find a way to fight them? Get the answer in Suhsmita Chatterjee’s book ‘Eka Noi’. Chatterjee writes in Bengali. The title when translated reads ‘I am not alone’. A breast cancer survivor, Chatterjee who has taken the initiative to motivate […]
How many of us actually do something to make ourselves happy and peaceful from within? Most probably the number is quite less, isn’t it? We often set some goals in life but lack proper coaching which sometimes leads to unfulfilled goals and desires. Proper coaching is one of the vital things that is needed by […]
Tamoshik | By Satyajit Mazumdar Price : Rs. 450, Pages: 323, Genre : Fiction, Language : Bengali, Binding : Paperback, ISBN No. : 9789384337049 Click here to buy The book is an attempt by the author to highlight social evils and crimes through a fictional landscape of woven tales in Bengal’s heartland.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 10X | By Subash Kedia Price : Rs. 270, Pages: 148, Genre : Self-help, Language : English, Binding : Paperback, ISBN No. : 9789384337032 Click here to buy This one thing can change your Life – “Emotions”Your IQ can get you a Job, but your Emotional Intelligence can get you a Promotion. Research […]
I’m Fine | By Taanya Kapur Price : Rs. 260, Pages: 139, Genre : Non-fiction, Language : English, Binding : Paperback, ISBN No. : 9789384337018 Click here to buy ” My thoughts are a mess, nothing is great and I don’t know what to do… But I don’t want to explain it all to you […]
The Unique Poetic Sensibility of Emily Dickinson | By Dr. P. Rebecca Price : Rs. 300, Pages: 158, Genre : Research Paper, Language : English, Binding : Paperback, ISBN No. : 9789384337001 Click here to buy The book aims at introducing a new aspect of Emily Dickinson to the world, an aspect which shows her […]
This book seeks to take snap shots of present position of NPA in India Banking Industry and Banking Sector Reforms. The focus of this book has been on the present position of NPA and to regulate bank borrowing for improvement of NPA black hole in the country’s entire banking system.
Khuje Beriyechhi Jokhn Tomay by Aniruddha Bandopadhyay is a collection of Bengali poems exploring the various aspects of life.
Writing a poem is largely based on imagination like prose but poems come to one’s mind out of nothing in the most unexpected situation and it has the ability to express certain things that the other genres of literature may fail to portray. Aniruddha Bandopadhyay has not restricted his poems in a particular rhyme scheme, form and pattern since it has emerged right from his heart. He has written certain poems during various phases of his life and sometimes he has chosen not to write and take a break. A poem must come naturally to the poets and it must form a link with the readers so that they can relate to it to enjoy it to the fullest. The words that he has chosen to compose these poems are quite lucid and appropriate for the various themes. Readers will thoroughly enjoy these Bengali poems since it can be read at any time. This collection targets everyone to have a tryst with the poet’s creation.
Kamal Kant Lal, in his Hindi novel Aparadh Bodh, has explored the feeling of guilt, and how an individual’s actions and feelings can affect others.
The book commences and ends with this “aparadh bodh” or guilt.
The story revolves around protagonist Satya and his guilt feeling due to his actions, though the entire novel is not only about him but also about other characters like Sanjay, Gopi, and his family.
Kamal Kant Lal has divided the chapters very carefully so that each chapter offers a new angle to the story without breaking the flow of the plot.
It revolves around the guilt of Satya for killing a rustic drunkard by accident and the guilt feeling increases when he witnesses that the dead man’s children and wife are suffering a lot due to his death.
The plot has interesting twists and turns which increase the intensity and suspense of the novel.
A character like Satya is much-needed in our society who can eradicate the evils and negativity of the surrounding and induce a positive change.
In life, each one of us face some situation where we feel guilty of our deeds.
However, only a few can express it and do something to change it.
The readers need to read the entire story to find out whether they agree to it or not.
It is a must-read for all since it has a great message underneath which everyone must know for their benefit and the society’s benefit at large.
The author describes the feeling of guilt and ways to come out of it in his book Aparadh Bodh.
Congratulations on the release of ‘अपराध-बोध’ (Aparadh Bodh). What is the feedback from your friends and readers who have already read your book.
More than 700 copies of my book have been sold out till date. All of my readers who have contacted me said that the book is really gripping from the beginning and so realistic that they could not help but read till the end in one or two sittings. The story is full of intense ideas built on untainted emotions, very crisp and has a heart wrenching ending, they say
What kind of books inspire you as a writer? Who are your favorite authors? Books that address social issues and tell the story of man’s struggle to triumph. My favorite writers are Leo Tolstoy, Maxim Gorky, Premchand, Sharatchandra, Kamleswar, Harishankar Parsai, Margaret Mitchel, Mark Twain and so many more.
Why did you want to become a writer? Who inspired you to become a writer? What triggered you to come into writing?
I was a voracious reader from my childhood and read all the story books in my school library. Then there was a hardly literate uncle living next to my house. He used to tell us stories almost every night after the dinner. Stories of fairies and demons, kings, princes and princesses. Stories of flying horses and magicians. All the children in the neighborhood would gather around his cot and listen to him till late night. His style of story-telling was so absorbing that it always triggered my power of imagination and took me into the world of fantasy. I wanted to become a story teller like him. One day I decided that I will write stories of the realistic world around me in my neighbor Uncle’s story-telling style. I started writing and in next few years established myself as a good writer.
What are you doing to let readers know about your book?
My book is being marketed by Power Publishers, Kolkata and they have made my book available on Amazon, Flipkart, Infibeam, Snapdea, shopclues, power-publishers and readwhere. I launched my book in Jamshedpur Book Fair in November 2018, kept my books in a book stall in the Book Fair along with a standee to attract people. The book was launched by the Ex-Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda. I got a lot of media coverage in Jamshedpur newspapers. I am distributing printout of the first chapter of my book for free in Jamshedpur. I have a Facebook page, Aparadh-bodh. I am also promoting my book on my own Facebook wall and on Whatsapp.
Say something about your book. Some highlights.
Every one of us some time or the other have come across some situations in life when knowingly or un-knowingly we have committed some mistake that we deeply regret and as a result we curse our own self and torment our hearts. It is very difficult to come out of the feeling of guilt. Often we cannot muster enough courage to accept our guilt. This story gives us the courage to accept our guilt. This is a story that revolves around a Bengali young man Satyajeet Pal – Satya. His desperation to get rid of the guilt of unintentionally killing Gopi brings him to the slum where the latter lived. He decides to look after Gopi’s wife and children and serve the sentence of the crime that he had committed. The slum area is in the clutches of lack of education, poverty and alcoholism, where proper upbringing of the children is not possible. Then he decides to change the entire milieu of the slum street. But he lacks leadership quality. His sheer determination unfolds opportunities and he gets the help of women folks of the slum, who take up the lead and with Satya’s guidance become instrumental in bringing about the change in the society. This story tells how education can lead to women empowerment and social development on the backdrop of Satya’s guilt. I have tried to explore if someone can ever be relieved of his guilt and what is the price he has to pay for it.
Tell me something about yourself and your background.
I am a medical doctor by profession and a writer at heart. I am a resident of Jamshedpur. I have worked for about 18 years in the industrial hospitals of the city, state government of Bihar and Jharkhand and 10 years as a consultant in World Health Organization. My first story got published in the local magazine when I was in the schools. My first novel was published when I was in standard nine. After that I wrote many short stories, poems, satire columns in newspaper, one act plays and a street play. I was the editor of my school magazine and a regular writer in the Hindi magazine published by the students in the Medical College. A few of my short stories won prizes in story writing competitions. Many got published in newspapers and magazines in my school and college days. I was the script writer of a video published by WHO, while working for the organization. After passing out from medical college I got very busy in my professional carrier and hardly wrote anything. Now when I feel that I have so many things to share with the world, I took an early retirement from my job, started my own clinic and I am spending most of my time writing something, which I believe in and enjoy.I am also planning to write screen plays for movies.
Do you plan to take it up as a full time profession if response is good?
I am already actively engaged in writing books. My second book in English is almost complete. The third one in Hindi is half way though. The synopsis of the fourth one has been written. All these books will be printed in next six months or so. I am quite confident that people will like my style of writing.